“Spring’s Tapestry” Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Spring’s Tapestry” ©2020 Niki Gulley
24″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
In this Texas wildflower series, I wanted to capture the excitement and energy felt during a beautiful day in April when the bluebonnets and wildflowers are painting the horizon in gorgeous shades of blue, reds and golds. Driving through the Hill Country late one day, the sun was just starting to drop, casting this golden hue across all of the wildflowers it hit causing them to glow and dance in the warm light. Deep, long  shadows added to the drama and magic of the moment. Focusing on the patterns of color and contrast of lights and darks, I wanted to communicate the emotion felt being surrounded by all of this Texas beauty.
 

For more information on “Symphony in Springtime” series, please contact 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.

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For more details on my other Texas paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

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New Abstract Texas Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Symphony in Springtime II” ©2020 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of our berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature. Repeating patterns and waves of color create a harmony within the painting, while rendering the blooms and their surroundings abstractly plays with taking a traditional subject matter and showing it in a contemporary way.
 

For more information on “Symphony in Springtime” series, please contact 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.

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For more details on my other Texas paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

“Symphony in Springtime” – New Abstract Texas Wildflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Symphony in Springtime” ©2020 Niki Gulley
36″ x 36″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas
 
 
In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of our berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature. Repeating patterns and waves of color create a harmony within the painting, while rendering the blooms and their surroundings abstractly plays with taking a traditional subject matter and showing it in a contemporary way.
 

For more information on “Symphony in Springtime” series, please contact 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.

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For more details on my other Texas paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

“Tranquil Morning” from Santorini, Greece by Niki Gulley

Day 5, Sunrise in Oia – Greece Art Trek
8″ x 10″ oil painting by Niki Gulley

The next morning of our Greece Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop, the photographers got up early to shoot sunrise and I decided to join them. Town was so peaceful and the views were incredible. I chose this strategic location to capture the iconic blue domes over the caldera. It was cloudier this morning which created a peaceful feeling with softer sunrise colors that spread across the sky. I hope you, too, can feel the beauty and tranquility of this special spot.

Enjoying a drink that afternoon at our gorgeous pool view.
 
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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!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

“Pedestal to the Sky” from Athens Greece by Niki Gulley

Day 1, Greece Art Trek:  The Acropolis, Athens
9″ x 12″ oil painting by Niki Gulley

On the first full day of our plein air painting and photography workshop in Greece, we visited the Acropolis in Athens along with several other ancient sites. It was truly awe inspiring to see a part of history from the fifth century BC and to imagine what life must have been like as democracy was beginning. In the afternoon, the painters set up their easels on top of the beautiful balcony at our hotel to paint this beautiful view of the Parthenon while the photographers continued touring the city. In this oil painting, I wanted to capture a sense of scale with the Acropolis, and suggest how it rises above the city on this massive mound, towering majestically over the city, kissed by the clouds above.

Breakfast from the terrace of our hotel. What a view of the Acropolis!

 

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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!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

“Ross Castle” Oil Painting from 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. Although we didn’t have enough time to finish, you can get idea of the overall scene and the fast moving clouds with a tiny patch of blue sky poking through. 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!

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!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

New Vermont Covered Bridge Commission by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

SOLD • 12″  x 18″ textured oil painting ©2020 Niki Gulley
 
I recently was commissioned to paint this colorful covered bridge from Vermont surrounded by the gorgeous fall foliage. Created with palette knife and thick oil paint, the final painting is filled with color, texture and energy. I hope you, too, are transported to this idyllic
New England setting.
 
 
To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

New “Going to Class” from Oxford by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Going to Class” ©2020 Niki Gulley 
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 
 
Inspired from a visit to Oxford, England, I loved the feel and energy of the old college town. We stopped in our tracks one day as we were passing in front of this Ivy covered wall, almost engulfing the massive hand-carved wooden door. Golden light was raking across the scene, beckoning you to take a look and go inside. The fact that the bike was parked right there, made it the perfect photo opp and later in the studio, the perfect painting subject.
 
 
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!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

New “Walking in Sunshine” by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Walking in Sunshine” ©2020 Niki Gulley 
18″ x 24″ textured oil painting
 
 
“Walking in Sunshine” was inspired by a trip to Provence, France. Our timing was perfect and the sunflowers were in full bloom. Their bright, smiling faces as big as dinner plates, the path leading you deep into the golden field to the quaint stone farmhouse in the distance, and the beautiful late summer day made for the ideal subject. The resulting painting is full of warmth, color and texture, and my hope is that when you gaze into it, this piece lifts your spirits and brightens up any spot in your home.
 
Close up texture detail:
 
 
 
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!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021

 

For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/

New “Golden Textures” from Tuscany by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Golden Textures,” Tuscany ©2020 Niki Gulley 
12″ x 9″ textured oil painting
 
 
On the last day of our Tuscany Foodie Trek, we explored nearby Pienza to enjoy its picturesque alleyways and amazing views of the valleys below. Having been home to Pope Pius II, the town is filled with interesting historical sites, great shopping, delicious lunch spots and plenty of interesting corners to paint. I chose this doorway since I loved the texture and color of the walls, the prolific potted ivy turning red in the fall sun, and the soft light raking across the scene. Welcome home!
 
Close up texture detail:
 
 
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!
 
 
Iceland – Aug. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
Paris – June 2021
Portugal – Aug./Sept. 2021
 
For more information on upcoming Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
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To see more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 

https://www.instagram.com/nikigulley/