Friday, October 13, 2017

New Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Floating Expressions II" ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 24" textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting series, I wanted the focus to be on texture. Usually I paint with a lot of color, but I opted to use a limited palette on these pieces to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Floating Expressions is loaded with layers and layers of paint, built up with thin glazes and then palette knife to create extreme dimension. Choosing to come in extremely close on the subject, I played around with various strokes and paint thicknesses to add depth and energy. At the end, I had to throw in a few of my signature strokes of color – a splash of gold, some touches of purple, and just a dab of fire-engine red for added excitement and unexpected color twists. 

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

For more information on my palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Crowd Pleaser by Kay Wyne


Crowd Pleaser
48" x 60" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract
"Crowd Pleaser" is signed, and drying at the studio...Starting this painting with transparent washes, I had a couple of ideas in mind for this rather large canvas.  I have been wanting to paint a large floral landscape, then I thought it was about time to paint some roosters.  In the end, a very abstract floral landscape appears...but one very different from what I was working on in the beginning.  

My husband, John said that it looks like a crowd of people, and along with the pleasant colors I used, he suggested the title.  I am alway open to suggestions when it comes to naming my canvases...and I thought he nailed it.  "Crowd Pleaser" works for me!   Layers of mixed colors applied with brushes, allow the canvas to have paint built up in some areas.  This painting is available for purchase...contact Kay for more info.  Thanks for looking at my blog!  Kay

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fabulous Flora Trees & Leaves #1 Book - part of the Do Your Art Your Way Series of Books

Fabulous Flora Trees & Leaves #1 Book

part of the Do Your Art Your Way Series of Books

  © Denise Bossarte

Do Your Art Your Way Book Series

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The Do Your Art Your Way series of books is for the Collage Artist, Mixed Media Artist, Crafter, or SoulCollage® card maker who wants to include beautiful copyright free images in their art.
 
Each book contains dozens of original images, with each image on its own page.
No worries about cutting out these images to use for your art!
 
Each of the images comes in a large and small version, 
so you can use them in your larger or smaller works.

Check out the sample images and read more about each book www.doyourartyourway.com.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Fabulous Flowers Roses #1 Book - part of the Do Your Art Your Way Series of Books

Fabulous Flowers Roses #1 Book

part of the Do Your Art Your Way Series of Books

 

© Denise Bossarte
Do Your Art Your Way Book Series

====================================================================


The Do Your Art Your Way series of books is for the Collage Artist, Mixed Media Artist, Crafter, or SoulCollage® card maker who wants to include beautiful copyright free images in their art.
 
Each book contains dozens of original images, with each image on its own page.
No worries about cutting out these images to use for your art!
 
Each of the images comes in a large and small version, 
so you can use them in your larger or smaller works.

Check out the sample images and read more about each book www.doyourartyourway.com.

Find more of my books at:

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Glorious Gardens #1 Book - part of the Do Your Art Your Way Series of Books

Glorious Gardens #1 Book

part of the Do Your Art Your Way Series of Books

 © Denise Bossarte

Do Your Art Your Way Book Series

====================================================================


The Do Your Art Your Way series of books is for the Collage Artist, Mixed Media Artist, Crafter, or SoulCollage® card maker who wants to include beautiful copyright free images in their art.
 
Each book contains dozens of original images, with each image on its own page.
No worries about cutting out these images to use for your art!
 
Each of the images comes in a large and small version, 
so you can use them in your larger or smaller works.

Check out the sample images and read more about each book www.doyourartyourway.com.

Find more of my books at:

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friends in the Garden #1 Book - part of the Do Your Art Your Way Series of Books

Friends in the Garden #1 Book

part of the Do Your Art Your Way Series of Books

 

© Denise Bossarte
Do Your Art Your Way Book Series

====================================================================


The Do Your Art Your Way series of books is for the Collage Artist, Mixed Media Artist, Crafter, or SoulCollage® card maker who wants to include beautiful copyright free images in their art.
 
Each book contains dozens of original images, with each image on its own page.
No worries about cutting out these images to use for your art!
 
Each of the images comes in a large and small version, 
so you can use them in your larger or smaller works.

Check out the sample images and read more about each book www.doyourartyourway.com.

Find more of my books at:

Fabulous Flowers Water Lilies #1 Book - part of the Do Your Art Your Way Series of Books

Fabulous Flowers Water Lilies #1 Book

part of the Do Your Art Your Way Series of Books


© Denise Bossarte
Do Your Art Your Way Book Series

====================================================================


The Do Your Art Your Way series of books is for the Collage Artist, Mixed Media Artist, Crafter, or SoulCollage® card maker who wants to include beautiful copyright free images in their art.
 
Each book contains dozens of original images, with each image on its own page.
No worries about cutting out these images to use for your art!
 
Each of the images comes in a large and small version, 
so you can use them in your larger or smaller works.

Check out the sample images and read more about each book www.doyourartyourway.com.

Find more of my books at: