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.

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

“Floating Expressions” ©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.

“Field of Dreams” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Field of Dreams” ©2019 Niki Gulley
Three 48″ x 36″ canvases to form a 48″ x 90″ triptych
textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Field of Dreams 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 sketches and 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.niki@nikigulley.com

New “Sunny Celebration” Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Sunny Celebration” ©2019 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured oil painting

Sunny Celebration 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 sketches and memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this happy location. Including cheerful poppies in vivid reds and surprising pops of color keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.

If you’re near Wichita, KS this weekend, please stop by my exhibit at Autumn and Art at Bradley Fair Parkway.
 
Autumn and Art
Fri. Sept. 13 – 6-9 pm
Sat. Sept. 14 – 10am – 7pm
Sun. Sept. 15 – 10am – 7pm
Bradley Fair Parkway • Wichita, KS
 
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For more details on my textured floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 
Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

 

New “Pops of Sunshine” Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Pops of Sunshine” ©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting

Painted on location, seeing this garden of faces smiling towards the sun, just made me feel happy and I hoped you could experience that joy, too. Created with palette knife and thick oil paint, I wanted “Pops of Sunshine” to leap off the canvas and come to life. Using lots of short diagonal strokes to create movement and add to the upbeat feeling, golden blossoms rise from the tangle of leaves and wildflowers below. Working with complimentary colors also adds to the excitement and energy of the moment.

If you’re near Wichita, KS this weekend, please stop by my exhibit at Autumn and Art at Bradley Fair Parkway.
 
Autumn and Art
Fri. Sept. 13 – 6-9 pm
Sat. Sept. 14 – 10am – 7pm
Sun. Sept. 15 – 10am – 7pm
Bradley Fair Parkway • Wichita, KS
 
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For more details on my textured floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 
Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

 
 

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

“Wait for Me II” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on canvas
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.