New “Standing Witness” Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Standing Witness”©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 
Recently,
we visited Santa Fe and to escape the heat we ventured up the Santo de
Cristo mountains to cool down among the beautiful, refreshing aspen
trees. I was attracted to this grove in particular with their beautiful
textured white bark and their proximity and angles to each other. I
decided to include the sentinels behind, also, to give you a sense of
being surrounded by the peaceful forest. Dappled light casts diagonal
shadows and causes the grasses to dance and sparkle. I hope you can feel
the serenity of this rejuvenating place.
 
Close up texture detail:
 
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen and birch tree paintings.
See NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.
https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

“Table for Two” from Santorini by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Table for Two,” Santorini • by Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ oil painting 
 

Just sold! I
painted this peaceful scene on the last day of our Plein Air Painting
and Photography Workshop in Santorini, Greece. Having loved taking in
this view from our balcony for the past several days, I just had to
capture that gorgeous overlook on canvas. With its beauty, white-washed
buildings and the deep blue Aegean background, Santorini is one of the
most romantic places we have visited. The table set for two invites you
and your loved one to relax, enjoy a glass of wine and let all of your
cares slip away. Paradise!

 
Next
May we will be leading an Art Trek to Athens and Santorini, Greece. So
if you’ve always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing
abroad, please join us for this amazing trip! Other trips we will be
leading soon include:
 

 

Scotland – Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2019
Greece – May 2020
Iceland – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionistic paintings.
 

New “Simple Life IV” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Simple Life IV” ©2019 Niki Gulley
textured oil paint on canvas • 16″ x 20″
 

My
husband and I were on a road trip when we came across a couple of these
white house glowing on the horizon. Set among vibrant green gently
rolling hills with the intense blue ocean in the distance, something
beckoned us to stop. Maybe it was the quiet beauty of the scene, or the
nostalgic tug at a simpler life, but we were both moved to capture the
moment. To convey that feeling of a less congested life, I accentuated
the the basic shapes of the homes against the simple repetive curves of
the hills. Meanwhile a few wispy clouds drift by adding to the
tranquility of the moment. I hope you are transported to this memory of
our past, before modern life got so complicated.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
E-mail – Niki Gulley
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – May 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

New “Simple Life II” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Simple Life II” ©2019 Niki Gulley
textured oil paint on canvas • 16″ x 20″

My
husband and I were on a road trip when we came across a couple of these
white house glowing on the horizon. Set amongst vibrant green gently
rolling hills with the intense blue ocean in the distance, something
beckoned us to stop. Maybe it was the quiet beauty of the scene, or the
nostalgic tug at a simpler life, but we were both moved to capture the
moment. To convey that feeling of a less congested life, I accentuarted
the the basic shapes of the homes against the simple repetive curves of
the hills. Meanwhile a few wispy clouds drift by adding to the
tranquility of the moment. I hope you are transported to this memory of
our past, before modern life got so complicated.

 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – May 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

Nighttime in St. Mark’s Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Nighttime in St. Mark’s,” Venice ©2019 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 

Venice is one of the most romantic cities I’ve visited, and at night it is especially dreamy, quieting down from the tourist traffic and filled with sparkle and energy.  In St. Mark’s Square, you can hear the sounds of live music while couples dine al fresco or stroll through the dimly lit open corridors. Gorgeous marble tile floors line the walkways while golden arches frame the iconic views. I wanted to capture that magical feeling and transport you back to fond memories of your Venetian vacation.

To see more of my travel paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
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To see “Nighttime in St. Mark’s” on display until Dec. 1st, please visit:
 
The Goodrich Gallery – One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Nov. 1st – Dec. 1st
Gallery hours: Saturdays: 9 a.m. – Noon Sundays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
1928 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 
(214) 220-2727 
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Iceland or Tuscany, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – May 2021
Portugal – Sept. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.

New “Forest’s Edge” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Forest’s Edge” ©2019 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on canvas
 
I love being immersed in nature. After living in a city surrounded by concrete and noise, I find being surrounded by mother nature to be extremely cathartic, peaceful and rejuvenating. In Forest Edge, I wanted to capture those feelings of happiness and tranquility. Working first with thin drippy paint, and then building up thick layers of oil paint with palette knives to achieve extreme dimension, this painting is loaded with movement, energy and color. I hope it lifts your spirits and recharges your batteries while bringing texture, joy and the outdoors inside your home.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.•••

To see “Forest’s Edge” until Nov. 30th, please visit:
 
The Goodrich Gallery – One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Nov. 1st – Nov. 30th 
Gallery hours: Saturdays: 9 a.m. – Noon Sundays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
1928 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 
(214) 220-2727 

New “Sun’s Bounty III” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sun’s Bounty III” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Sun’s Bounty is inspired from the beautiful sunflower fields we visited in Provence, France. The flowers seemed to stretch forever and the color explosion was out of this world! Back in my studio, I worked from a combination of photos, on-site sketchesand memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this happy location. Including surprising pops of vivid reds and purples keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.•••

To see “Sun’s Bounty III” until Nov. 30th, please visit:
 
The Goodrich Gallery – One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Nov. 1st – Nov. 30th 
Gallery hours: Saturdays: 9 a.m. – Noon Sundays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
1928 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75201 
(214) 220-2727 

“Wait for Me II” Koi Fish Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Wait for Me II” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on canvas
Just sold! Gold, white, tangerine – quicksilver Koi slice through silent waters. Playful, darting fish follow each other down through the composition, while cool colors float and ripple across the painting forming tranquil patterns.  A happy foursome glides by while one little one tries to catch up. Designed to lift your spirits as you gaze into this vertical panorama while thick strokes of paint created with palette knife add dimension and movement.
 
For more information on my textured contemporary landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my palette knife oil paintings.

 
 

New “Floating Expressions” Series Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

“Floating Expressions III” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas, framed in a silver floater frame
 
In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 
 
To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

New “Floating Expressions” Series Aspen Tree Paintings by Niki Gulley

“Floating Expressions II” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas, framed in a silver floater frame
 
In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 
 
To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.