New “Guiding Us Home” Oil Painting by Niki Gulley at Seaside Gallery

“Guiding Us Home” ©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the vast open landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany! Nestled in a valley with its long arbor-lined driveway, this villa is set against the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Undulating rows of wheatfields and vineyards draw your eye back through the rolling hills and beautiful billowing clouds drift overhead.  Late day sunlight casts dramatic shadows creating a rhythm beckoinging you to journey down the drive, guiding you home.

“Guiding Us Home” is hanging at Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA. If you are interested in purchasing or more details, please contact them at:

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057
 
To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 
 
***
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Greece – May 2020
Iceland  – Sept. 2020
Tuscany Foodie Trek  – Oct. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

New “Misty Morning” in Tuscany by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Misty Morning,” Tuscany ©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting
 
On this morning in Tuscany, we decided to get up really early so that we could capture sunrise over this beautiful valley. The hills were surrounded by a layer of mist that created this ethereal, peaceful quality to the morning. I really liked how the fog accentuated the miles and miles of rolling landscape, perfectly off-setting the villa surrounded by cypress and olive groves in the foreground. While I’m not usually an early morning person, this turned out to be a very inspiring moment!

To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 
 
***
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 

New “Tuscan Vista” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Tuscan Vista” ©2019 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16” textured oil painting
 
I painted “Tuscan Vista” from the villa we stay in when my husband and I are leading our Foodie Trek in Italy. The late afternoon light was so beautiful how it cast its golden glow on the landscape and stone farmhouses, and I had to capture it before it was gone. Uplifting poppies frame the foreground as the serpentine roads lead you up over the hills and into the distance. I hope you enjoy the escape to beautiful Tuscany, too, when you gaze at my painting!
 
If you’d like more details on “Tuscan Vista” and more of my Tuscany painting, please contact Brandon Jacobs Gallery in Kansas City, MO, brandonjacobsgallery.com.
 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
***
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek  – Oct. 2019
Greece – May 2020
Iceland  – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

New “Ruby Road” Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

“Ruby Bouquet” ©2019 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16” textured oil painting

I absolutely love it when I come across a whole field of wildflowers – there is something about the transformation of a single dainty flower into a dense explosion of color that inspires awe and delights your senses. Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the vast open landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany! Perched on a hilltop with its long curving driveway, this villa is set against the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Rows of ruby blooms draw your eye back to the rolling hills and beautiful billowing clouds. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, this canvas is loaded with movement, color and dimension.

If you’d like more details on Ruby Road and more of my Tuscany painting, please contact Brandon Jacobs Gallery in Kansas City, MO, brandonjacobsgallery.com.

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
***
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek  – Oct. 2019
Greece – May 2020
Iceland  – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

New “Ready for Harvest III” Grapevine Painting by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Ready for Harvest III” ©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 12″ textured oil painting

In “Ready for Harvest III,” I set up my easel at the agriturismo we were staying at in Tuscany to capture this gorgeous view of the rolling hills and the grapevines planted on their property. The grapes were so plump and juicy, it looked like they could be harvested any day. I liked how the plantings framed the view in the distance, creating a sort of window pane in the foreground, with just a sliver of the farmhouse in the mid-ground. With some clouds rolling in, the sun created that unusual glow that I’ve only seen in Italy with gorgeous purple shadows and gold and pinks hitting the hillsides, giving them form. I hope you, too, are transported to this peaceful place surrounded by beauty, warmth and delicious home-grown food and wine.

“Ready for Harvest III” is hanging at Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA. If you are interested in purchasing or more details, please contact them at:

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057
 
To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
***
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2019 – Only 1 Spot left!
Greece – May 2020
Iceland – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 

New “Ready for Harvest II” Winery Painting by Texas Niki Gulley

“Ready for Harvest II” ©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 12″ textured oil painting

I love how in Tuscany you are surrounded by grapevines everywhere you go. My husband and I visited late in the summer to capture the area’s beauty on canvas and film. I was drawn to this vineyard outside of Montalcino, home of Brunello wines. I was attracted to the vibrant vines contrasted against the progressive miles of golden rolling hills dotted with more grapevines, olive trees, and plowed grain fields. The gorgeous, plump purple grapes were ready to harvest at any moment. Setting up my easel across from this vineyard, I began recreating the soft light that would break through the clouds and illuminate various hilltops and plantings. I arranged the vines to lead your eye back to the Tuscan villa and then to the beautiful countryside beyond. And when I finished, we treated ourselves to one of their delicious wines. A perfect afternoon!

“Ready for Harvest II” is hanging at Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA. If you are interested in purchasing or more details, please contact them at:

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057
 
To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
***
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2019 – Only 1 Spot left!
Greece – May 2020
Iceland  – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 

New “Guiding Us Home” Oil Painting by Niki Gulley at Seaside Gallery

“Guiding Us Home” ©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 12″ textured oil painting

Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the vast open landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany! Nestled in a valley with its long arbor-lined driveway, this villa is set against the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Undulating rows of wheatfields and vineyards draw your eye back through the rolling hills and beautiful billowing clouds drift overhead.  Late day sunlight casts dramatic shadows creating a rhythm beckoinging you to journey down the drive, guiding you home.

“Guiding Us Home” is hanging at Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA. If you are interested in purchasing or more details, please contact them at:

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057
 
To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

***
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek  – Oct. 2019
Greece – May 2020
Iceland  – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

“Laundry Day” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Laundry Day,” Croatia ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 6″ x 8″ oil painting

Slovenia and Croatia Art Trek – Day 3
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Just Sold! On the third day of our Slovenia / Croatia Art Trek, my husband (Scott Williams) led the photographers and tourists back to the amazing waterfall park to explore some more. Since it is challenging to paint in there with the narrow walkways and many tourists in the afternoon, we stayed to paint at our and b. I loved the laundry drying on the line in their backyard with the unusual Croatia roofline in the distance.

That evening, we all gathered together for another delicious Croatian meal.

To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
***
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek  – Oct. 2019
Greece – May 2020
Iceland  – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

New “Ready for Harvest” Tuscany painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Ready for Harvest,” Tuscany ©2019 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured mixed media

We visited Tuscany at the end of summer and were surrounded by grapevines everywhere we went. I loved the vibrant vines in the foreground framing the rolling hills dotted with more grapevines, olive trees, and plowed grain fields in the distance. I created this textured painting with palette knife and a lot of paint. I arranged the planted vines to lead your eye back to the Tuscan villa tucked into the distance. Morning light cast deep shadows on the ground and caused the leaves and soil to glow. As a treat when I finished, we enjoyed a picnic of salami, proscuitto, pecorino and of course, vino. Yum!

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
***
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek  – Oct. 2019
Greece – May 2020
Iceland  – Sept. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

“Rooted Together” Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

“Rooted Together” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, framed in an espresso floater frame
 
Rooted Together was inspired from a trip we took to Monet’s Gardens outside of Paris. Being a lover of impressionist paintings, I was awestruck standing in the footsteps of one of my favorite painters! The gardens have been maintained immacuately and I could see exactly where he painted his paintings. I’ve always loved påurple irises and was particularly drawn to this view, with the irises large in the foreground and all of the colorful blooms leading up to his house behind them. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knife, this canvas is loaded with texture, surprising pops of color and energy.“Rooted Together” along with several of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings are available through my gallery, the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.

 
For more details on my other contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

***

 

For more information on our Foodie Treks and our painting and photography Art Treks in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org. If you’d like to join us in Tuscany this September, please let me know.E-mail – Niki Gulley