New Palette Knife Barn Painting from Iceland by Niki Gulley

“Rural View” ©2020 Niki Gulley
5″ x 7” textured oil painting

Continuing our journey along the west coast of Iceland, I was taken by their simplistic architecture, often topped with bright red roofs to add a pop of color to the natural landscape. In the next several paintings, you’ll see I chose a different house or barn each day and set out to capture its shape, the colors and light hitting the structure, and the picturesque, idyllic, quiet scenery surrounding the building in all directions. Here is my first one, a small 5” x 7” study where the shape of the mountains largely resembles the design of the barn, set amidst glowing grasses without another home in sight. 

 

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Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021

 

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Painting the Black Church in Iceland by Niki Gulley

“The Black Church,” Iceland ©2020 Niki Gulley
5″ x 7” textured oil painting

After disappointing weather in the north, we continued our adventure around the country to the west, finishing our trip on the Snaefellnes Peninsula. My husband loves architecture so the first stop on our itinerary was to visit the famous Black Church. Being the only church made of black construction material on the island, its distinctive appearance stands out rising out of a relatively large, flat plateau. I wanted to capture not only its color and shape, but the dramatic clouds surrounding it. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this little piece is loaded with texture, color and movement. 

 

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link http://nikigulley.com/black-church/.
 
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 
 
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Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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New Formal Irish Garden by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Formal Garden,” Ireland ©2020 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

 

Day 6:  Ireland ART TREK
Morning location: Dingle Peninsula & Killarney Castle
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 

The next day of our Ireland Art Trek, the photographers and tourists ventured out to tour the Dingle Peninsula with its craggy coves, cute fishing villages and spectacular ocean views, stopping at castles,  Dingle town, waterfalls and various landmarks along the way. My painters wanted to stay at our castle grounds and paint right where we were lodging because the scenery was so beautiful. For our morning location, we set up our easels in the castle’s garden. The brilliance of the various greens was so intense that I had to capture that along with this romantic gazebo beckoning you to sit down and enjoy the view.

Our photographers and tourists visiting the Dingle Peninsula.
 
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link  http://nikigulley.com/formal-garden/.
 
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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!
 
 
 
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
 
If you’d like to receive daily e-mails about these new paintings as soon as I finish them and a chance to purchase them before anyone else, please follow me on Facebook or Instagram. And, if you know anyone else who might be interested, I’d really appreciate it you could pass this along. Thank you!

 

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“Ross Castle” from Killarney, 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. With the possibility of rain approaching, the clouds were moving so fast that only a tiny patch of blue sky peeked through and we had to paint quickly. 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
 
If you’re interested in purchasing this painting, just follow this link  http://nikigulley.com/ross-castle/.
To see framing options, please e-mail me.
 
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!
 
 
 
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021
 
Iceland – Aug. 2021
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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Last Day of the Santa Fe Art Trek w/ Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

SANTA FE ART TREK:  Plein Air Painting / Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams  
Day 5, afternoon critique & dinner
We finished our Santa Fe Art Trek with a final critique, sharing our work from the various locations. Above you can see each student’s interpretation of the Rio Chama. I love how every painter’s personality comes through in their work and how uniquely each one saw the same scene. Below are a few more examples of our paintings and pastels from the day we painted in Santa Fe.

To complete the week, those who could make it to dinner enjoyed some delicious red and green chile dishes at La Choza, as we reminisced about the trip and enjoyed our last night together before driving home the next day. A perfect week in Santa Fe!
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