New “Elevated Love” Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Elevated Love” ©2020 Niki Gulley

48″ x 36” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
Recently I felt compelled to paint a new treetop painting where a couple has etched a heart into the aspen bark. With romance in the air and the excitement of young love, this painting is full of playful colors and energy to match those emotions. 

Close up texture detail on Elevated Love.
For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

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New “Through the Keyhole” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Through the Keyhole” ©2019 Niki Gulley
20” x 16” textured oil painting
 
I love the twisting, textured limbs of old oak trees, and the way these two branches formed a keyhole view of the forest beyond was fascinating. Arching the branches upward suggests a touch of whimsey like climbing a tree when you’re a kid. Loaded with texture and surprising pops of color, I hope you, too, are transported to an enchanted place filled with hope and wonder.

If you have any questions about my palette knife paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
To see more of Niki Gulley’s contemporary landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

New “If a tree Falls” Textured Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“If a Tree Falls” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24″ x 18″ Textured oil painting

I always love going to Turtle Creek, the natural oasis the city has created in the middle of Dallas. This painting was inspired from a time when you could actually climb down the rocks and enjoy the beautiful stream from below, being completely isolated from city noise and housing. I was drawn to these large abstract sweeping patterns of the water and land meeting with just a trickle of light illuminating the foliage in the distance and one lone trunk that has fallen.

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

 

 

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 “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 
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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.

 
 

“Peaceful Destination” Oil Painting by Palette Knife Painter Niki Gulley

“Peaceful Destination” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12” textured oil painting on canvas

Just Sold! Early on a fall morning the sun breaks softly through leafy branches and casts early autumn’s palette across the creek. Silent water is ruffled by a gentle breeze. Arching over, bending into the quiet waters, a tree arches into the scene – encompassing, embracing. This painting captures the dreamy reflections and tranquil landscape of one of my favorite spots to paint on location near my home. It is painted in the traditional plein air oil manner, incorporating some heavy texture with palette knife.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings. 
 
See NikiGulley.com to view her textured palette knife oil paintings.