New “Aspiring Dreams” Fall Foliage Treetops by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Aspiring Dreams”  ©2019 Niki Gulley
20″ x 16″ textured oil painting

Painted on location, I was drawn to the striking reds and oranges of the maple treetops contrasted against the vivid turquoise blue sky. There was so much energy in the colors and the breeze blowing through the leaves, that I had to capture that feeling. Dappled light rakes across the tree trunks and illuminates flickering leaves as they catch the sunlight. Using diagonal strokes and a lot of paint with my palette knife, this piece is filled with joy, color and movement.

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
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