Palette Knife Oil Painting of Stowe, VT by Niki Gulley

 “Autumn in Stowe” • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3 – Stowe, VT
 
During our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painted this gorgeous valley in Stowe, VT with its iconic church nestled amongst the vibrant foliage. Painted with palette knife and oil paint, this canvas is loaded with textured, color and movement!
 
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Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Autumn Passage” ©2018 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3, Morning Location – Northfield, VT
 
On the third day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we checked out of our lodging in Woodstock and headed to Northfield, home of 5 different covered bridges. We set up our easels near one of the bridges, attracted to its bright red wood, surrounded by the gorgeous fall foliage. I loved this view of the first bridge framing the second ruby bridge in the distance – something we definitely don’t see in Texas! I hope you, too, are transported to this idyllic New England setting.
 
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FULL – Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland – Aug. 2019
Scotland – Aug. 2019
 
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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

 
 

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

12″ x 9″ oil painting by Niki Gulley
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2: Woodstock
 
On the second day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we decided to paint right at our b and b because the grounds were so beautiful. Meanwhile the photographers and tourists, visited the nearby towns to photograph covered bridges, wooden barns and the gorgeous fall foliage. I decided to paint this regal birch tree next to our inn. I liked how it was perched on top if this hill, extending towards the sky. The vibrant yellows and orange leaves vibrated with energy against the clear blue sky, and I wanted to capture that feeling on my canvas. What a great way to spend the day!
 
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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.

 
 

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

SOLD • 9″ x 12″ oil painting by Niki Gulley 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 1: Woodstock
 
This October my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught a plein air painting and photography workshop in Vermont. Our timing was perfect and fall colors were amazing! Our first stop was touring the beautiful countryside and farmland around Woodstock. My painters and I set up our easels  in front of this picturesque barn set in a valley with an explosion of autumn colors for the background. The photographers shot for a while and then continued on to explore more of the area. We reconvened for lunch and that afternoon sampled local cheeses and maple syrups. Delicious! That night, we enjoyed an amazing farm-to-table dinner at a local restaurant.
 
 
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Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 

 

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“Fall Textures” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Fall Textures” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 12″ oil on canvas
 
Just Sold!  I painted these autumn aspen trees with palette knife and extremely thick paint. I love how the chunky paint adds to the texture of the bark and the movement in the leaves. The painting continues around the edges of the wrap around canvas for a sculptural-like frameless piece of art.
 
These aspens and birches look great hung alone to brighten up a little spot, or in a grouping with some of my other 12×12 trees. Hang them horizontally, vertically, on a diagonal or stacked. If interested in seeing companion pieces, please e-mail Niki Gulley for options.
To see more of my palette knife seasonal foliage paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

Day 7, Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Varenna View” ©2018 Niki Gulley • 9″ x 12″ oil painting
SOLD
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 7, afternoon location: Villa Babianello
 
After a busy schedule the day before, several of the group opted to take it easy and join a cooking class while others visited the castle in town and I chose to paint the gorgeous view from our balcony.

 
Late that afternoon, we visited the Botanic garden in Varenna, which is spectacular with its colorful tropical plantings, elaborate villa, sculptures and fountains, and fantastic views along the lake. What a great day!
 
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Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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Visiting Bellagio with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Bellagio” ©2018 Niki Gulley • 5″ x 7″ Textured oil painting
SOLD
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 6, morning location: Bellagio
 
The next morning we awoke rested and raring to go, so we boarded a ferry that would first take us to Bellagio. The photographers and tourists spent most of their morning exploring town and the botanic garden, shopping and shooting, while we set up our easels in the lush public gardens nearby to either capture the colorful blooms or the view of Bellagio across the harbor.

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Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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Arriving in Lake Como, Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Como Beauty ©2018 Niki Gulley • 8″ x 10″ Textured oil painting
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 5: Arriving in Varenna on Lake Como
 
Next up on our Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek, we drove to the peaceful town of Varenna at the northern end of Lake Como. Our hotel has the most amazing views of the lake and the colorful town below. It’s my idea of paradise!I love the mountainous scenery surrounding the lake, the unique architecture and the lush foliage that grows everywhere. Strolling along the shore, hopping from town to town on the ferry, and just relaxing on a balcony soaking in that amazing view, are some of the highlights visiting there. On this evening, I set up my easel to capture the soft pinks and yellows as the sun set in the distance over the peaceful village, filling the scene with a magical light.

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Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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Visiting Vernazza, Italy with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Vernazza ©2018 Niki Gulley • 5″ x 7″ Textured oil painting
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day3 – Vernazza
 
When we arrived in Vernazza, the photographers and tourists took off exploring the town and scenic overlooks above while the painters set up their easels near the harbor to capture the beautiful golden late afternoon light. Right after sunset, Scott took the photographers to shoot the dreamy blue light and glow of the city colors. I painted the small sunset below and the other painters went shopping. Later, we all met up for a delicious dinner of locally caught fish, pastas and regional wine. Full and happy, we rode the train back to Monterosso and crashed that evening after a fun-filled day.

Vernazza Sunset ©2018 Niki Gulley • 5″ x 7″ Textured oil painting
 
“Safe Harbor,” Vernazza ©2014 Scott Williams • photograph 
 
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Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
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Day 2, Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Painted Houses,” Riomaggiore ©2018 Niki Gulley • 9″ x 12″ Textured oil painting
SOLD
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2, Morning Location: Riomaggiore
 
After a good night’s rest, we took the train that connects the five cities along the Italian coast to the southern most town of Riomaggiore. This morning the temperature was perfect, but we had more cloud cover with only occasional breaks of sunshine. Our painters set up our easels to capture this beautiful view of the colorful town and their ocean overlook while the photographers and tourists checked out the town and surroundings. 
 
That afternoon, everyone had free time and I decided to paint a small 5″ x 7″ of the harbor in the town we were staying at, Monterosso. It’s such a colorful, energetic setting!
 
 
 
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Spaces are filling up quickly, so don’t wait!
 
 
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.