“Ross Castle” Oil Painting from Ireland by Niki Gulley

“Ross Castle” ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Day 7:  Ireland ART TREK
Afternoon location: Ross Castle, Killarney
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 
On the last afternoon of our Ireland Art Trek, we visited Ross Castle. While the photographers explored the castle and grounds, the painters set up their easels to capture this majestic view of the castle and lake. Although we didn’t have enough time to finish, you can get idea of the overall scene and the fast moving clouds with a tiny patch of blue sky poking through. Afterwards, we enjoyed a peaceful boat tour of the lake and came back to our home base, to share our photos and paintings of our trip. What a great way to end a wonderful Art Trek with new friends!

Painting at Ross Castle.
 
Finishing up our Art Trek by sharing our paintings and photographs from the trip.
 
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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 – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./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.

 

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New Vermont Covered Bridge Commission by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

SOLD • 12″  x 18″ textured oil painting ©2020 Niki Gulley
 
I recently was commissioned to paint this colorful covered bridge from Vermont surrounded by the gorgeous fall foliage. Created with palette knife and thick oil paint, the final painting is filled with color, texture and energy. I hope you, too, are transported to this idyllic
New England setting.
 
 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

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New “Golden Glow” Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Golden Glow,” Texas Hill Country ©2020 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Last spring we loaded up the car and headed south to visit the Texas Hill Country
to see the wildflowers in bloom. It’s so exciting to see a
massive carpet of blue across our usually green hills, and I love how
the bluebonnets signal that spring has arrived!

On our drive through the Willow City Loop, I was drawn to this one lone tree on the horizon glowing from the sun as it was setting.  Waves of bluebonnets lead your eye into the distance towards that late light illuminating the wildflower filled hill and oak tree.
Adding pops of color where the rainbow of wildflowers danced in between
the blue also keeps your focus moving from foreground to background. I hope you can feel the joy and energy of springtime in
Texas!I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and
wildflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve
depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with
color and movement.

For information on my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings.

 

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“Waves of Wildflowers IV” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Waves of Wildflowers IV”  ©2019 Niki Gulley
12″ x 24″ textured oil painting
 
Painted on location, I was drawn to this expansive mass of yellow wildflowers, stretching all the way from foreground to background. The explosion of sunny color made me feel so happy that I wanted to capture that joy and excitement in my painting. To create that mood, I decided to leave a lot of crimson and gold in the sky to enhance that feeling while using diagonal staccato strokes to suggest energy and drama. Long sweeping shapes that flow across the horizontal panorama canvas add to the peace and happiness of being surrounded by Texas Wildflowers on a beautiful spring day.
 
Waves of Wildflowers close up texture detail:
 
For information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower series and  to see more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com or http://goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings.

 

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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.
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“Ruby Bridges” Vermont Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Autumn Passage” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3, Morning Location – Northfield, VT
 
Just Sold through Brandon Jacobs Gallery! On
the third day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband
and I led, we checked out of our lodging in Woodstock and headed to
Northfield, home of 5 different covered bridges. We set up our easels
near one of the bridges, attracted to its bright red wood, surrounded by
the gorgeous fall foliage. I loved this view of the first bridge
framing the second ruby bridge in the distance – something we definitely
don’t see in Texas! I hope you, too, are transported to this idyllic
New England setting.
 
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To view more of my textured oil paintings at Brandon Jacobs Gallery in Kansas City, MO, check out  BrandonJacobsGallery.com.

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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.

 

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“Grandmother’s House” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Grandmother’s House” ©2019 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
Day 6:  Ireland ART TREK
Afternoon location: Dingle Peninsula and Killarney Castle
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 
On
the 6th afternoon of Ireland Art Trek, we continued to paint on the
castle grounds while the photographers and tourists finished exploring
the Dingle Peninsula. I chose to paint the castle’s guest house because I
love how it was nestled back in the woods, feeling so nostalgic of a
visit to grandma’s in the country. The massive unusual pine trees were
so awe-inspiring that I used them to frame the right half of the scene,
leading your eye down the path to the yellow house safely tucked in
among the lush foliage. A soft light would appear off and on,
illuminating the scene and creating that unique Irish light. That
evening we all reconnected and dined again on another delicious dinner
in town.
 
Dining in the castle bar.
 
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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/

“Autumn Hideaway” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Autumn Hideaway”  ©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
 
After
we finished teaching our Art Trek to Vermont, my husband and I stayed
another few days to try to capture the gorgeous scenery on canvas and
film. This morning, we ventured up to the majestic overlook by the Von
Trapp property to capture the spectacular scenery. I loved how this
cabin was perfectly tucked into the mountainside surrounded by vibrant
fall foliage. The slightly overcast day made the colors pop even more! I
hope you, too, can enjoy the crisp autumn air and a peaceful escape
from the bustle of city life.
 
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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/

Palette Knife Oil Painting of Stowe, VT by Niki Gulley

 “Autumn in Stowe” ©2019 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3 – Stowe, VT
 
During our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painted this gorgeous valley in Stowe, VT with its iconic church nestled among the vibrant foliage. Painted with palette knife and oil paint, this canvas is loaded with textured, color and movement!
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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New “Golden Birch” Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

 
“Golden Birch” ©2019 Niki Gulley
12″ x 9″ oil painting 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2: Woodstock
 
On the second day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we decided to paint right at our b and b because the grounds were so beautiful. Meanwhile the photographers and tourists, visited the nearby towns to photograph covered bridges, wooden barns and the gorgeous fall foliage. I decided to paint this regal birch tree next to our inn. I liked how it was perched on top if this hill, extending towards the sky. The vibrant yellows and orange leaves vibrated with energy against the clear blue sky, and I wanted to capture that feeling on my canvas. What a great way to spend the day!
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.