Greece Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Greek Puzzle” ©2018 Niki Gulley • 8″ x 10″ oil painting
SOLD
 
Day 4, Greece Art Trek:  Afternoon Location – Oia, Santorini

Just Sold! The painters chose to set up their easels by the lookout point at the edge of town, with some painting the windmills and skyline to our left and I chose this sprawling view of the city on the right. With a far more complicated scene, we had to allow a full afternoon and evening to capture the view. After so much white and blue architecture, I loved how several of the buildings were painted oranges, yellows and pinks contrasting agains the stark alabaster.

That evening we put down our brushes and let the photographers work on capturing the beautiful sunset, while we sat back and enjoyed the amazing view!

 
 
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek – Oct. 2019
Iceland – 2020
 
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.
 
Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.

New “Serpentine Drive” in Tuscany by Palette Knife Artist Niki Gulley

“Serpentine Drive” ©2019 Niki Gulley 
12″ x 16″ textured oil painting
 
Before we taught our Tuscany Foodie Trek, my husband and I spent a few days exploring the Tuscan countryside, painting and photographing the iconic scenery. “Serpentine Drive” illustrates one of the fascinating places we stopped with its mile long cypress lined drive. It felt like the trees snaked back and forth to infinity! Setting up my easel in late afternoon, I was able to capture the dramatic light as the setting sun illuminated the tops of the rolling hills and created long, dramatic shadows. Between the repetition of the vertical arbors and the horizontally flowing hills, the scene created a rhythmic harmony that added to the joy and serenity of the moment. 
 
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Foodie or Art Treks, please let us know.
 
Venice, Italy Carnival – Feb. 2019
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2019 – Only 1 Spot left!
 
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.

 
 

Visiting Montepulciano and Tuscan Wineries with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Montepulciano,” Morning Light ©2018 Niki Gulley 

12″ x 9″ textured oil painting • SOLD

Just sold! During our Tuscany Foodie Trek, we headed to the wine town of Montepulciano. Perched atop a giant hill with beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards below, I set up my easel at this breathtaking overlook while the rest of our group visited wineries or took a cooking class with a local chef. 

After lunch, we visited a winery nearby to sample their Rossos, Vino Nobiles and the delicious sweet dessert wine, Vin Santo. Full from the local meats and cheeses and tasty red wines, we headed back to the villa for a quiet night of relaxing and soaking in the evening scenery.

If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Foodie or Art Treks, please let us know.

Venice, Italy Carnival – Feb. 2019

Scotland – Aug. 2019

Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2019 – Only 1 Spot left!

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.

“Autumn Concerto II” by Niki Gulley Available at Seaside Gallery

“Autumn Concerto II” ©2018 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 

I’m excited to announce that Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA is now representing my work. “Autumn Concerto II” along with several of my textured contemporary impressionistic oil paintings will now be on display in their beautiful gallery. To contact them about this painting, please follow the link below.

I painted these colorful birch trees on location with the fall hues emerging in all of their glory. I loved this grove of trunks that twisted and turned, slicing bright white through the tangle of autumn leaves. Painted over several mornings, the air was crisp but the sun made for beautiful painting conditions that illuminated the subject and warmed the air. I hope you, too, can feel the thrill of being surrounded by nature on a perfect fall day.

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057
 
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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!
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland – Aug. 2019
Scotland – Aug. 2019
 
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.

 
 

Maple Treetops Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Maple Treetops”  ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting
 

Just Sold! Painted on location, I was drawn to the striking reds and oranges of the maple treetops contrasted against the vivid turquoise sky. There was so much energy in the colors and the breeze blowing through the leaves, that I had to capture that feeling. Using diagonal strokes and a lot of paint with my palette knife, this piece is filled with joy, color and movement.

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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!
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Spain – May 2019
Ireland – Aug. 2019
Scotland – Aug. 2019
 
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.

 
 

Painting and Photographing in Stowe, VT with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

“Fall Majesty II”  ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9″ x 12″ textured oil painting 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 5 – Stowe, VT
 
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&b to capture the beautiful views of fall foliage in all its splendor. This scenic overlook filled with rolling crimson and gold hills, framing steep mountain peaks was breathtaking! While we painted, everyone else went into Stowe to shop, explore and photograph some more. After a wonderful morning and lunch, we said our good-byes and hoped to meet again soon on a future Art Trek.
 
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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!
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Spain – May 2019
Ireland – Aug. 2019
Scotland – Aug. 2019
 
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.

 
 

“Autumn Concerto” Fall Foliage Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Autumn Concerto” ©2018 Niki Gulley
16″ x 20″ textured oil painting 

After we finished teaching our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek, my husband, Scott Williams, and I stayed in beautiful Vermont for another week. Each day we ventured out to capture the beautiful fall foliage on canvas and film before its intensity faded.

I painted these colorful birch trees on location with the fall hues emerging in all of their glory. I loved this grove of trunks that twisted and turned, slicing bright white through the tangle of autumn leaves. Painted over several mornings, the air was crisp but the sun made for beautiful painting conditions that illuminated the subject and warmed the air. I hope you, too, can feel the thrill of being surrounded by nature on a perfect fall day.

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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!
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Spain – May 2019
Ireland – Aug. 2019
Scotland – Aug. 2019
 
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

“Bridge to Yesterday” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12″ x 9″ textured oil painting 
 
Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3, Morning Location – Northfield, VT
 
Just Sold! 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 the first bridge, attracted to its bright red wood, surrounded by the gorgeous fall foliage. Meanwhile the photographers and the tourists visited the other 5 bridges to take photographs and explore, and meet back with us for lunch. What a fun and challenging way to spend a beautiful morning capturing its beauty.
 
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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!
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Spain – May 2019
Ireland – Aug. 2019
Scotland – Aug. 2019
 
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.

 
 

Visiting Montepulciano and Tuscan Wineries with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Montepulciano ©2018 Niki Gulley • 12″ x 9″ textured oil painting • SOLD
Day 2, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
 
Just sold! The next morning of our Tuscany Art Trek, we headed to the wine town of Montepulciano. Perched atop a giant hill with beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards below, we set up our easels at this breathtaking overlook. We had to work quickly to capture the morning light before it disappeared, while the photographers and the others explored ancient wine cellars, quiet back alleys and even got in a little shopping.
 
After lunch, we visited two wineries nearby to sample their Rossos, Vino Nobiles and the delicious sweet dessert wine, Vin Santo. Full from the local meats and cheeses and tasty red wines, we headed back to the villa for a quiet night of relaxing and soaking in the evening scenery.
 
 
If you’re interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know.
 
 
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
FULL – Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Venice, Italy (Carnival) – Feb. 2019
Spain – May 2019
Ireland – Aug. 2019
Scotland – Aug. 2019
Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 2019
 
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 “Pop of Color” Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

“Pop of Color” ©2018 Niki Gulley
24″ x 12″  textured oil paint on wrap around canvas

Inspired from a wonderful trip to Tuscany, I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of joy and energy. Set beneath a colorful sky on a beautiful day in springtime with the poppies and wildflowers in full bloom, I hope all of your cares drift away and your spirit is lifted while gazing into this cheerful scene.

For more information on my vertical Fields of Color 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.
 
For more details on my other contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

 
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For more information on our Foodie Treks and our painting and photography Art Treks in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org. If you’d like to join us in Tuscany this September, please let me know.E-mail – Niki Gulley