New “Room with a View” Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Room with a View” • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
 ©2019 Niki Gulley
 
As we were nearing the end of our New England adventure, the temperature dropped 30 degrees overnight and we woke up to 20 degrees and frost the next morning. Luckily the view out our window was beautiful and I could continue to paint the magnificent fall foliage from the comfort of indoors that morning! The lace curtains at our b and b were so delicate and pretty and I liked how they gave the scene a sense of nostalgia, so I included them and the window frame in this view. In the distance, you can see the sunlight illuminating the fall colors frosting the rolling hills with a glimpse of the purple mountains peaking through all of that glory. 
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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.

 
 

New “Aspiring Dreams” Fall Foliage Treetops by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Aspiring Dreams”  ©2019 Niki Gulley
20″ x 16″ textured oil painting

Painted on location, I was drawn to the striking reds and oranges of the maple treetops contrasted against the vivid turquoise blue sky. There was so much energy in the colors and the breeze blowing through the leaves, that I had to capture that feeling. Dappled light rakes across the tree trunks and illuminates flickering leaves as they catch the sunlight. Using diagonal strokes and a lot of paint with my palette knife, this piece is filled with joy, color and movement.

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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Spain – May 2019
Ireland – Aug. 2019
Scotland – Aug. 2019
 
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.

 
 

“Fall’s Cascade” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Fall’s Cascade” • 20″ x 16″ textured oil painting 
SOLD • ©2018 Niki Gulley
 
Recently sold! After my husband and I finished teaching our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek, we stayed a few extra days to capture the gorgeous fall scenery on canvas and film. This afternoon, we 
 
While we painted, everyone else went into Stowe to shop, explore and photograph some more. After a wonderful morning and lunch, we said our good-byes and hoped to meet again soon on a future Art Trek.
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Scotland, Tuscany, Greece or Iceland, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
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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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 
 

“Autumn Concerto” Fall Foliage Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Autumn Concerto” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
 

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! After we finished teaching our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek, my husband, Scott Williams, and I stayed in beautiful Vermont for another week. Each day we ventured out to capture the beautiful fall foliage on canvas and film before its intensity faded.

I painted these colorful birch trees on location with the fall hues emerging in all of their glory. I loved this grove of trunks that twisted and turned, slicing bright white through the tangle of autumn leaves. Painted over several mornings, the air was crisp but the sun made for beautiful painting conditions that illuminated the subject and warmed the air. I hope you, too, can feel the thrill of being surrounded by nature on a perfect fall day.

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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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.

 
 

New “Relaxation Awaits” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Relaxation Awaits” • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley
 
On the last day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painters stayed right at our b and b to capture the beautiful views of fall foliage in all its splendor. I decided to paint this view out back, since I’d been admiring it every day of the trip. It was a gorgeous morning with vibrant fall colors frosting the foliage. This set of Adirondack chairs was so inviting, just welcoming you to sit, relax and enjoy the view. Long side lighting created dramatic shadows and a glow to the grasses. I hope you can escape and rejuvenate with me!
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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.

 
 

New “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 upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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.

 
 

New “Autumn Awakening” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Autumn Awakening” • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley
 
As we were nearing the end of our New England adventure, the temperature dropped 30 degrees overnight and we woke up to 20 degrees and frost the next morning. Luckily the view out our window was beautiful and I could continue to paint the magnificent fall foliage from the comfort of indoors that morning! The lighting coming through the clouds was so dramatic, causing the leaves to glow. The soft breeze that was blowing caused the foliage to sway and dance to its own rhythm and I wanted to capture that movement and energy in “Autumn Awakening.” I liked how the distant mountain was a deep shade of purple since the sun wasn’t on it, and how it set off the contrasting complimentary colors in the foreground. Created with palette knife and thick paint, this canvas is loaded with texture, color and movement.
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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.

 
 

New “Walking in Beauty” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Walking in Beauty” • 10″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
SOLD •  ©2018 Niki Gulley
 
Just Sold! I painted “Walking in Beauty” on location when we visited New England this fall during the height of fall foliage. The kaleidoscope of autumn colors was ablaze, and I was attracted to the dappled light raking across the trail, illuminating the winding path and golden grasses. The sunlight was almost beckoning us to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing walk in the woods!
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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.

 
 

“Fall’s Cascade” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Fall’s Cascade” • 20″ x 16″ textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley
 
After my husband and I finished teaching our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek, we stayed a few extra days to capture the gorgeous fall scenery on canvas and film. This afternoon, we 
 
While we painted, everyone else went into Stowe to shop, explore and photograph some more. After a wonderful morning and lunch, we said our good-byes and hoped to meet again soon on a future Art Trek.
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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.

 
 

Painting and Photographing in Stowe, VT with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Relaxation Awaits II” • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 5 – Stowe, VT
 
On the last day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painters stayed right at our b and b to capture the beautiful views of fall foliage in all its splendor. I decided to paint this view out back, since I’d been admiring it every day of the trip. It was a gorgeous morning with vibrant fall colors frosting the foliage. This set of Adirondack chairs was so inviting, just welcoming you to sit, relax and enjoy the view. Long side lighting created dramatic shadows and a glow to the grasses. I hope you can escape and rejuvenate with me!
 
While we painted, everyone else went into Stowe to shop, explore and photograph some more. After a wonderful morning and lunch, we said our good-byes and hoped to meet again soon on a future Art Trek.
 
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If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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.