“Wait for Me II” Koi Fish Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Wait for Me II” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″ textured oil painting on canvas
Gold, white, tangerine – quicksilver Koi slice through silent waters. Playful, darting fish follow each other down through the composition, while cool colors float and ripple across the painting forming tranquil patterns.  A happy foursome glides by while one little one tries to catch up. Designed to lift your spirits as you gaze into this vertical panorama while thick strokes of paint created with palette knife add dimension and movement.
 
For more information on my textured contemporary landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my palette knife oil paintings.

 
 

New “Wait for Me” Palette Knife Koi Fish Painting by Niki Gulley

“Wait for Me” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24″ x 36″ textured oil painting on canvas
 
Golden Koi slice through tranquil waters. Playful, darting fish follow each other around the composition creating circular patterns and a harmonic resonance.Thick strokes of paint created with palette knife add dimension and movement.
 
For more information on my textured contemporary landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.
 
Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my palette knife oil paintings.

 

New “Sun’s Bounty II” Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sun’s Bounty II” ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 48″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas
 
Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! Festive golden  blossoms dance in the gentle breeze while voluminous clouds drift by overhead as streaks of red and orange peek through, creating an uplifting feeling. Perky poppies bounce along the foreground grasses while gentle sweeping lavender fields offset wheat-lined rolling hills. This textured oil painting captures a carefree summer day with sunflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the landscape with color, texture and joy.
 
For more information on textured sunflower and floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

 
Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.niki@nikigulley.com

New “Sun’s Bounty II” Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sun’s Bounty” ©2019 Niki Gulley
30″ x 48″ textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas
 
I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color and energy. Set beneath a glowing sky on a beautiful summer evening with the sunflowers in full bloom, you can just make out the stone farmhouse in the distance against a backdrop of purple mountains surrounding the plain. Creating almost a patchwork with the sunflowers and their leaves, unexpected pops of red and purple peek out creating a rhythm and energy to the foreground. Perky, circular faces smile back at you and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.

 

To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,
 
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.

 
 
 
For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in France and Italy, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.
 

New “Sun’s Bounty III” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sun’s Bounty III” ©2019 Niki Gulley
24″ x 48″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Sun’s Bounty is inspired from the beautiful sunflower fields we visited in Provence, France. The flowers seemed to stretch forever and the color explosion was out of this world! Back in my studio, I worked from a combination of photos, on-site sketches and memories. Painting the sunflowers full-sized in the foreground helps to bring them to life and hopefully transport you to this happy location. Including surprising pops of vivid reds and purples keeps your eye moving throughout the scene, seeing new things each time you look at it, and adds to the joyful feeling.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.niki@nikigulley.com

New “Forest Edge” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Forest’s Edge” ©2019 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on canvas
 
I love being immersed in nature. After living in a city surrounded by concrete and noise, I find being surrounded by mother nature to be extremely cathartic, peaceful and rejuvenating. In Forest Edge, I wanted to capture those feelings of happiness and tranquility. Working first with thin drippy paint, and then building up thick layers of oil paint with palette knives to achieve extreme dimension, this painting is loaded with movement, energy and color. I hope it lifts your spirits and recharges your batteries while bringing texture, joy and the outdoors inside your home.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.niki@nikigulley.com

New “Rhythm Reflections” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Rhythm Reflections” ©2019 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on canvas
 
I love being immersed in nature. After living in a city surrounded by concrete and noise, I find being surrounded by mother nature to be extremely cathartic, peaceful and rejuvenating. In Rhythm Reflections, I became fascinated with the mirror reflection on the aspen trees in the water below the horizon line. With the lake surface slightly blurring the individual leaves, patterns started emerging that created a sort of rhythm that I found mesmerizing. Working first with thin drippy paint, and then building up thick layers of oil paint with palette knives to achieve extreme dimension, this painting is loaded with movement, energy and color. Leaving the composition slightly abstracted gives you a chance to form your own contemplative narrative with nature.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.niki@nikigulley.com

New “Fall Jamboree” Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Fall Jamboree” ©2019 Niki Gulley
36″ x 60″ textured oil painting on canvas
 
I love being immersed in nature. After living in a city surrounded by concrete and noise, I find being surrounded by mother nature to be extremely cathartic, peaceful and rejuvenating. In Fall Jamboree, I wanted to capture those feelings of happiness and tranquility. Working first with thin drippy paint, and then building up thick layers of oil paint with palette knives to achieve extreme dimension, this painting is loaded with movement, energy and color. I hope it lifts your spirits and recharges your batteries while bringing texture, joy and the outdoors inside your home.
 
To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.niki@nikigulley.com

“Under the Old Oak Tree” Texas Hill Country Painting by Niki Gulley

“Under the Old Oak Tree,” Texas Hill Country ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30″ x 40″ textured oil painting
 
Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! Inspired by a trip to the hill country, I wanted you to feel the warmth and beauty on this perfect spring day while out for a leisurely drive among the bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers. I was drawn to this stately, gnarly live oak tree perched on a mound of bluebonnets, looking larger than life. The dramatic clouds behind it seemed to all be pointing at it, too, drawing even more attention to its beauty. I wanted to capture that feeling of drama and capture its spirit in my composition. Painted with thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve extreme texture, the resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, movement and energy, just like the scenery which inspired it.

 
To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.
 
For more information on my bluebonnet paintings and Texas landscapes, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

For more information on my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

 
 

“Ruby Smiles” Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

“Ruby Smiles” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 10″ x 16″ textured oil painting
 
Just Sold! I painted these cheerful poppies with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with uplifting color, energy and movement.

 
To see more of Niki Gulley’s textured floral paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com,
 
Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.