Monday, August 29, 2016

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-29- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossart



Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-29- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte





 Zen Moments - Friends In The Garden 29
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, Friends In The Garden series.

Fun at the Gardens - same type of flower, different types of insects!


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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-28- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-28- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

  


 Zen Moments - Friends In The Garden 28
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

 A piece from my Zen Moments portfolio, Friends In The Garden series.

Fun at the Gardens with butterlies, moths, and beetles!


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

New Palette Knife Lavender Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Fragrance Convergence II" ©2016 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. I wanted to try something different in this painting, arranging the purple rows vertically to draw your eye up to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance. A few clouds drifting by mirror the shapes of the lavender waves to create a flowing rhythm. Perspective lines all converge, leading you to this joyful spot and I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!

To see more of my palette knife contemporary floral and landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org.

E-mail - Niki Gulley


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Sunflower Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Happy Thoughts III" ©2016 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Inspired by our travels to Provence, I painted these cheerful sunflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knife so that the resulting image leaps off the canvas and is loaded with energy, color and texture.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary floral and landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org.

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Quiet Time by Kay Wyne


Quiet Time
8" x 8" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Soft colors, a variety of shapes and texture make up this small contemporary abstract painting.  The colors were layered on the canvas with lost and found edges.  This small gallery wrap canvas has the sides painted in ice blue, along with my signature.  Framing is optional...it's ready to hang.  Contact Kay for purchasing info.  Thanks, KMW

Saturday, August 20, 2016

SOLD - "A Touch of Gold" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“A Touch of Gold" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 40" textured oil on canvas

Scrolling bark peels back like white washed parchment revealing secrets in the deeply textured wood below. A painting of grace and beauty, its verticality offset by embracing branches wound round as a sheltering arm. Each stroke is crisp, vivid, defined by thick textured oil, rich colors contrasted against subtle ivories strike a reververberating chord and creating a visual vibration that resonates in an optical song.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured aspen and birch oil paintings.

Just Sold - "Balcony with a View" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

Day 3, Greece Art Trek:  Santorini
SOLD • 12" x 9" textured oil painting by Niki Gulley

On the third day of our Greece Art Trek, we flew to Santorini and gawked at the amazing view from our hotel overlooking the caldera. Our painters set up their easels right there since the scenery was so beautiful, while the photographers toured through town, shooting the white washed architecture and fantastic views of the ocean below. I chose this vantage of the potted succulent set against the vivid blue water and white stucco balcony. With several clouds in the sky, everything had a nice soft light that created subtle shadows, intense colors and a cool breeze, making it such a pleasant day to paint.

Taking a little time out to enjoy the view and sample the Greek wines, which are quite tasty!

Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Paris and Provence, France so if you've always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing during lavender and sunflower season in France, and following in the footsteps of Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne, please join us for this amazing trip! Details will be coming soon on nikigulley.com/artreks.

Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionistic paintings.

E-mail - Niki Gulley