“Acropolis” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Acropolis,” Athens, Greece ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ oil painting on panel

On the first full day of our plein air painting and photography workshop in Greece, we visited the Acropolis in Athens along with several other ancient sites. It was truly awe inspiring to see a part of history from the fifth century BC and to imagine what life must have been like as democracy was beginning. In the afternoon, the painters set up their easels on top of the balcony at our hotel to paint this beautiful view of the Parthenon while the photographers continued touring the city. In this oil painting, I wanted to capture a sense of scale with the Acropolis, and suggest how it rises above the city on this massive mound, towering majestically over the city, kissed by the clouds above.

 
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link http://nikigulley.com/acropolis/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.

 

Breakfast from the terrace of our hotel. What a view of the Acropolis!

 

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Paris – June 2021
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“Inside Out” from Greece by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Inside Out,” Greek Islands ©2020 Niki Gulley
10″ x 8″ oil painting by 
 

Here is another painting from Greece on one of the less touristy islands, Milos. We found this quiet off-the-beaten-path beach. I thought this building was interesting with its simple curves and color, and I liked how it framed the gorgeous blue ocean in the background. The contrasts between the stark sun-bleached white walls and its strong midday shadows also caught my attention and I had to paint it.

 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link http://nikigulley.com/inside-out/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 
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“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 Santorini Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

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

 
E-mail – Niki Gulley
 
 
 

Santorini Sunset

“Santorini Sunset” ©2010 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24″ pastel

Today I am feeling sentimental since my husband and I got together 7 years ago last week. Three years later we spent our honeymoon visiting Athens and the Greek Islands. Definitely one of our favorite spots was the island of Santorini for its beautiful views of the Caldera, its white-washed architecture with the signature blue domes, the laid back attitude and the warmth of the people. We fell in love with Santorini as so many others have done.

Here is a view at the far end of the island in the town of Oia. I wanted to capture the “skyline,” ocean view and the gorgeous sunset that night.

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