New “Sheer Determination” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Sheer Determination” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24” x 18″ textured oil painting

From our travels, I have become fascinated with the textures, hues and extreme variety we encounter in different terrains. This lone tree thriving in such a rocky, steep environment serves as a testament to the power and mystery found in nature.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 
Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 
 

New “Survivor” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Survivor” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24” x 18″ textured oil painting

From our travels, I have become fascinated with the textures, hues and extreme variety we encounter in different terrains. This lone tree thriving in such a rocky, environment serves as a testament to the power and mystery found in nature. Softened bark from the desert winds contrasts against the jagged rock formation, giving you a glimpse into nature’s strength.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
 
Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

 
 

New “Freedom II” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Freedom II” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 20″ x 30″ textured oil painting
 
Just Delivered! I was recently asked to create this whimsical girl on the swing for a commission by someone who had scene a similar painting of a little boy that I had painted hanging in one of my collector’s homes. I was so thrilled to paint this for her! Filled with joy and movement, I hope “Freedom II” captures the spirit of swinging from sturdy branches on a lazy summer day. Using swirling shapes and strokes, in addition to the circular composition, all help to create the energy of the moment while fun pops of color add to the excitement. Life-size bare feet swing toward you adding to the fun of the moment. Set against rolling hills with home in the distance, you can fly high and soar on a dream.For more information on my contemporary impressionistic palette knife paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com.

New “Evolving Seasons” Quadriptych Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Evolving Seasons” ©2019 by Niki Gulley
Four 48″ x 36″ textured oil painting to form a 48″ x 144″ quadriptych

I wanted to create a large horizontal quadriptych, or four piece painting, that would flow from one season to the next to show the beauty of the forest throughout the year. Working on such a large scale invites you to step right into the scene and take a walk through the woods, enjoying all of the peace and joy that nature has to offer.

Here you can see all four paintings in a row, flowing from spring to summer and fall to winter. Rather than show the same exact scene at four different times of year, I decided I would rather show one long forest evolving from one season to the next to create a better harmony across the canvases. From the ground gently undulating underneath, to the pine trees flowing from canvas to canvas, to the rhythm created from aspens and oaks repeating, to the foliage and pops of color emerging and drifting into the distance, all elements are designed to add to the flowing symphony in “Evolving Seasons.

To see my “Evolving Seasons” series, please visit my one woman show at the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas:

Goodrich Gallery – One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Opening Reception with the Artist: Sun., Nov. 10 • noon – 2:00 p.m.
Show continuing 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 
***

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her aspen and birch tree palette knife paintings.

Winter from the New “Evolving Seasons” Series by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Evolving Seasons – Winter” ©2019 by Niki Gulley
48″ x 36″ textured oil painting
Part of a 48″ x 144″ quadriptych

I wanted to create a large horizontal quadriptych, or four piece painting, that would flow from one season to the next to show the beauty of the forest throughout the year. Working on such a large scale invites you to step right into the scene and take a walk through the woods, enjoying all of the peace and joy that nature has to offer.

In my final piece of this large quadriptych, winter has arrived. A blanket of fresh snow frosts the ground and trees above, creating a beautiful network of lace branches. A hint of the sun peeks through, illuminating the ground and causing the light to sparkle. In the corner a hint of fall ending is the last traces of color until spring returns. Now you can leave your footprints in the snow, enjoying the crisp air and quiet of the forest.

To see my “Evolving Seasons” series, please visit my one woman show at the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas:

Goodrich Gallery – One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Opening Reception with the Artist: Sun., Nov. 10 • noon – 2:00 p.m.
Show continuing 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 
***

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her aspen and birch tree palette knife paintings.

Fall from the “Evolving Seasons” Series by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Evolving Seasons – Fall” ©2019 by Niki Gulley
48″ x 36″ textured oil painting
Part of a 48″ x 144″ quadriptych

I wanted to create a large horizontal quadriptych, or four piece painting, that would flow from one season to the next to show the beauty of the forest throughout the year. Working on such a large scale invites you to step right into the scene and take a walk through the woods, enjoying all of the peace and joy that nature has to offer.

At last cooler days have arrived and fall is here! The glorious explosion of color is full of energy and excitement as a gentle breeze rustles the foliage and creates a beautiful symphony for your ears. Fallen leaves softly crunch underfoot as you go exploring and you get lost in the colorful tapestry that nature has to offer.

To see my “Evolving Seasons” series, please visit my one woman show at the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas:

Goodrich Gallery – One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Opening Reception with the Artist: Sun., Nov. 10 • noon – 2:00 p.m.
Show continuing 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 
***

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her aspen and birch tree palette knife paintings.

 

New Summer from the “Evolving Seasons” Series by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Evolving Seasons – Summer” ©2019 by Niki Gulley
48″ x 36″ textured oil painting
Part of a 48″ x 144″ quadriptych

I wanted to create a large horizontal quadriptych, or four piece painting, that would flow from one season to the next to show the beauty of the forest throughout the year. Working on such a large scale invites you to step right into the scene and take a walk through the woods, enjoying all of the peace and joy that nature has to offer.

Now in this second painting of summer, the leaves have completely filled out and the woods are loaded with dozens of shades of green in all of their glory. Yellow dandelions line the forest floor in a carpet of gold, signaling summer is in full bloom. Long days and shorter nights allow for more idle time to explore and get lost in the serenity of nature.

To see my “Evolving Seasons” series, please visit my one woman show at the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas:

Goodrich Gallery – One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Opening Reception with the Artist: Sun., Nov. 10 • noon – 2:00 p.m.
Show continuing 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 
***

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her aspen and birch tree palette knife paintings.

New “Evolving Seasons” Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Evolving Seasons – Spring” ©2019 by Niki Gulley
48″ x 36″ textured oil painting
Part of a 48″ x 144″ quadriptych

I wanted to create a large horizontal quadriptych, or four piece painting, that would flow from one season to the next to show the beauty of the forest throughout the year. Working on such a large scale invites you to step right into the scene and take a walk through the woods, enjoying all of the peace and joy that nature has to offer.

This first painting of spring is filled with color and energetic strokes suggesting the excitement as winter ends and nature starts to bud out. Spring wildflowers dance along the ground while flowering trees start to show their colors through the tangle of winter branches. Soft pinks, yellows, greens and whites vibrate with the warmth that is starting to fill the air.

To see my “Evolving Seasons” series, please visit my one woman show at the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas:

Goodrich Gallery –
One Woman Show: Niki Gulley
Opening Reception with the Artist:
Sun., Nov. 10 • noon – 2:00 p.m.
Show continuing 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 
***

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her aspen and birch tree palette knife 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.