New “Relaxation Awaits” by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Relaxation Awaits” • 16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 
SOLD • ©2018 Niki Gulley
 
Just Sold! 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!
 
Venice – Feb. 2020
Greece – May 2020
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Fall 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 Palette Knife Painting of Iceland’s Waterfalls by Niki Gulley

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland ©2019 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12” textured oil painting

For our next Iceland adventure, you guessed it – we visited another waterfall! This one is so magical and unique since you can walk behind the falls and peer out the cave as the water rushes from above crashing into the reservoir below. I set out to capture the gorgeous falls with all of their power and glory. Trying to find a dry enough place to paint where the mist wouldn’t keep erasing my drawing was a challenge, but on my third try, I finally found a good spot! Trying to time it so that I could capture the sun as it was setting in the distance just added to the enchanting feel of this location. I hope you, too, can feel these cascades power and beauty.

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. My husband, Scott Williams, and I will be leading a painting and photography workshop to Iceland next August, and this waterfall will be one of our amazing stops. Details will be on our website shortly, and we anticipate that this trip will sell out quickly, so let us know if you’re interested.
 
 
Venice – Feb. 2020
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 Waterfall Palette Knife Painting from Iceland by Niki Gulley

Skógafoss, Iceland ©2019 Niki Gulley
12″ x 16” textured oil painting

My husband and I both LOVE waterfalls, which turned out to be one of our favorite things about Iceland – there was a stunning waterfall everywhere we went. Today I set up my easel to capture the energy and flow of the cascades while showing the lush mountainous scenery surrounding the landscape. Creating strokes in diagonal sweeping shapes to enhance that feeling of movement and rhythm, I hope you, too, can hear the flowing water’s music and feel the gentle spray from its mist.

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 
If you’d like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. My husband, Scott Williams, and I will be leading a painting and photography workshop to Iceland next August, and this waterfall will be one of our amazing stops. Details will be on our website shortly, and we anticipate that this trip will sell out quickly, so let us know if you’re interested.
 
 
Venice – Feb. 2020
Greece – May 2020
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

New York Waterfall Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Lower Falls” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 5″ x 7” textured oil painting

Just Sold! My husband and I both LOVE waterfalls, and we try to visit them whenever we can find them on our adventures. This beautiful cascade turned out to be right in my husband’s backyard where he grew up. We were in New York visiting his hometown, and having grown up in a city, I couldn’t believe this gorgeous spectacle was right outside his door! Not far from Niagara falls, this massive water flow crashed and glided along the intricate rock formations rushing into the river far below. The sound of water rushing was so energetic and peaceful at the same time, and I wanted to capture that invigorating feeling in my painting. Setting up my easel at its base, I set out to recreate the energy and flow of the cascades while showing some of the lush vegetation surrounding them. Creating strokes in diagonal sweeping shapes to enhance that feeling of movement and rhythm, I hope you, too, can hear the flowing water’s music and feel the gentle spray from its mist.

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

New Textured Waterfall Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Upper Falls” ©2019 Niki Gulley
7″ x 5” textured oil painting

My husband and I both LOVE waterfalls, and we try to visit them whenever we can find them on our adventures. This beautiful cascade turned out to be right in my husband’s backyard where he grew up. We were in New York visiting his hometown, and having grown up in a city, I couldn’t believe this gorgeous spectacle was right outside his door! Not far from Niagara falls, this massive water flow crashed and glided along the intricate rock formations rushing into the river far below. The sound of water rushing was so energetic and peaceful at the same time, and I wanted to capture that invigorating feeling in my painting. Setting up my easel at its base, I set out to recreate the energy and flow of the cascades while showing some of the lush vegetation surrounding them. Creating strokes in diagonal sweeping shapes to enhance that feeling of movement and rhythm, I hope you, too, can hear the flowing water’s music and feel the gentle spray from its mist.

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

New “Warsaw Falls” Textured Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Warsaw Falls” ©2019 Niki Gulley
16″ x 12” textured oil painting
My husband and I both LOVE waterfalls, and we try to visit them whenever we can find them on our adventures. This beautiful cascade turned out to be right in my husband’s backyard where he grew up. We were in New York visiting his hometown, and having grown up in a city, I couldn’t believe this gorgeous spectacle was right outside his door! Not far from Niagara falls, this massive water flow crashed and glided along the intricate rock formations rushing into the river far below. The sound of water rushing was so energetic and peaceful at the same time, and I wanted to capture that invigorating feeling in my painting. Setting up my easel at its base, I set out to recreate the energy and flow of the cascades while showing some of the lush vegetation surrounding them. Creating strokes in diagonal sweeping shapes to enhance that feeling of movement and rhythm, I hope you, too, can hear the flowing water’s music and feel the gentle spray from its mist.
 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 
 

New “Liquid Rush II” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Liquid Rush II” ©2019 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12” textured oil painting

For our next Iceland adventure, you guessed it – we visited another waterfall! Today the breeze was picking up again, so we aimed the car towards the falls and I painted from the front seat while the wind rocked our car and Scott to sleep. Meanwhile, I set out to capture the gorgeous falls with all of their power and glory. Using diagonal strokes again to capture the energy and strength of the cascades, I also wanted to show the mountains they were tumbling over and a sliver of the river in the distance as the water flowed onward. Dramatic clouds drift by, adding to the rhythm and emotion of this special place.

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

 
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Venice – Feb. 2020
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 “Liquid Rush” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Liquid Rush” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12” textured oil painting

Just Sold! My husband and I both LOVE waterfalls, which turned out to be one of our favorite things about Iceland – there was a stunning waterfall everywhere we went. Today I set up my easel to capture the energy and flow of the cascades while showing a hint of the mountainous scenery surrounding the landscape. Creating strokes in diagonal sweeping shapes to enhance that feeling of movement and rhythm, I hope you, too, can hear the flowing water’s music and feel the gentle spray from its mist.

To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
 
 
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
 
Venice – Feb. 2020
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 “Frozen Islands” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Frozen Islands” ©2019 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12” textured oil painting

One of the highlights of our Iceland trip was to visit the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Completely otherworldly, large chunks of blue ice break and float along the water’s surface while the massive glacier looms in the distance. My favorite color being aqua, I had to capture all of the gorgeous blues in the water and the ice. While a little overcast, the sun was able to peak through the clouds and create a dreamlike sunset casting a golden tint across the lagoon. A magical moment!

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

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

Visiting Siena, Italy – Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Tunnel of Light,” Siena, Italy
12″ x 9″ oil painting by Niki Gulley

Day 3:  TUSCANY ART TREK – Siena
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 
On the third day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we visited the Medieval hill town of Siena, with its incredible marble Duomo, great people-watching plaza, and interesting alleyways radiating out from the campo with something new to discover around every turn. While some of our group shopped, some photographed and others relaxed on the square, I set up in one of the quiet cobble streets to capture the textures of these ancient walls and mood of this unique city. For dinner that night, we treated ourselves to a delicious home-made Italian meal of pastas, truffles, pecorino cheese and some amazing red wine!
 
A mid-afternoon gelato break!
 
If you’d like to join us in Tuscany for our next Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop, please check out http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
These workshops are filling up quickly, so we encourage you to register soon!
 
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For more information on “Tunnel of Light,” please contact 
Brandon Jacobs Gallery
319 East 55th Street
Kansas City, MO
BrandonJacobsGallery.com
 
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E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information.