Monday, November 30, 2015

Bluebonnet Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley - Just Sold!

"Spring Forth IV"  ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24" x 12" textured mixed media on wrap around canvas

Just sold through the goodartcompany.com/gac/In this painting, I wanted to capture the rhythm, color, and density of our bluebonnets and vibrant wildflowers flowing along the grassy rises and falls of the berms in the Texas Hill Country. Making sure not to over blend my thick strokes so that you could see the marks and feel the energy found in nature, Spring Forth is loaded with texture, color and movement. Dramatic clouds swoop down and lead your eye to the rolling fileds of distant wildflowers, while life-size foreground bluebonnets burst with dimension and grab your attention. Arranging the bluebonnets and distant clouds vertically are designed to lift your spirits and add joy to your home.

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

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-103- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: In The Garden-103- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 103
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

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

This was taken at the 
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin.

They have a wonderful
Japanese garden there
I love to visit!

The water lilies are always
beautiful there, as well.

pink stars with yellow centers / floating on dark waters / no fragrance but mud




MORNING IN THE ROCKIES by Texas Artist Dyan Newton


 
Morning in the Rockies
8 x 10 Oil on Panel
Sold

Sunshine by Kay Wyne - Sold


Sunshine
Sold
Thanks to Pam Massar, owner of Dutch Art Gallery for selling this contemporary  rooster this week.  I know Sunshine will brighten up a wall or shelf space in his new home.  I am in the studio this week painting commissions and working on a paint challenge.  If you are interested in commission or painting for a Christmas gift, please contact ME.  Thank you, Kay Wyne

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-102- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-102- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 102
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

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

This was taken at the 
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin.

They have a wonderful
Japanese garden there
I love to visit!

The Koi are well fed by visitors
so they come right up
to the edge of the pond.

This one was busy feeding.

koi swim casually / around the shallow pond / red and white against a breakfast of green

Zen Moments: In The Garden-102- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-102- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 102
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

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

This was taken at the 
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin.

They have a wonderful
Japanese garden there
I love to visit!

The Koi are well fed by visitors
so they come right up
to the edge of the pond.

This one was busy feeding.

koi swim casually / around the shallow pond / red and white against a breakfast of green

Passionate Petals by Kay Wyne


Passionate Petals
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life Painting
Contact Kay for purchasing information.
Thank you for looking at this blog.
Kay

Friday, November 27, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-101- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-101- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments - In The Garden 101
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

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

This was taken at the 
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin.

They have a wonderful
Japanese garden there
I love to visit!

green leaves on gray stone / the sound of water falling / an unlit lantern



Indian Paintbrush Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley - Just Sold!

"Spring Forth II," Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24" x 24"" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Just sold through the goodartcompany.com/gac/I wanted this Texas wildflower painting to be filled with color and joy! Using thick oil paint and palette knives, I arranged the bluebonnets and winecups diagnonally to create an energy and movement, keeping your eye traveling from blossom to blossom. Choosing a vivid gold background to add warmth and contrast to the scene, also illumintes the petals and grasses from behind causing them to glow. Hung alone or with Spring Forth II, these Texas wildflowers are sure to lift your spirits and brighten up your home.

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

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Zen Moments: In The Garden-100- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments: In The Garden-100- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte




Zen Moments - In The Garden 100
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member

#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

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

It is hard to believe I have
made it to my 100th post!

It has been fun to share out my
 photography with everyone.

On this Thanksgiving Day,
I am grateful for all
the wonderful and beautiful
things there are in the world to photograph.

Thanks for stopping
by to share in my view of the world.

 the wind has carried / a tiny leaf / to rest itself / on a prickly bed



Texas Bluebonnet Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley - Just Sold!

"Spring Forth," Texas Hill Country ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24" x 24"" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Just sold through the goodartcompany.com/gac/. I wanted this Texas wildflower painting to be filled with color and joy! Using thick oil paint and palette knives, I arranged the bluebonnets and winecups diagnonally to create an energy and movement, keeping your eye traveling from blossom to blossom. Choosing a vivid gold background to add warmth and contrast to the scene, also illumintes the petals and grasses from behind causing them to glow.

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Winter Aspen Tree Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Climbing Trees” ©2015 Niki Gulley
40” x 30” oil on canvas

Growing up in the midwest, I loved the first snowfall of the year when everything would get a beautiful dusting of pristine white powder, including even the tiniest of branches in the treetops above. If you caught that moment early enough in the morning before anything had disturbed the intricate frosted web, it was just magical. Then the sun would start rising and peeking through the limbs, and everything would sparkle like diamonds. In Climbing Trees, I wanted to capture that beautiful moment when the sunlight dances through the icing on the treetops and you can feel yourself looking up in wonderment just like you did when you were a kid.

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

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Contemporary Abstract Project by Kay Wyne - Completed!


Contemporary Abstract Nursery Paintings
Acrylic on Sixteen Cotton Panels
NFS
This is my latest nursery project for our new grandson.  I started with sixteen 6" x 6" RayMar Cotton Panels, painted the background white and slowly started painting shapes with the colors my daughter picked out.  She requested that the images be nonrepresentational with a certain color palette.  As I worked on the small surfaces, I kept adding and working the paint, until I felt like it was complete.  That happened three times.  I normally paint in oils, so working with the fast drying acrylics was a challenge.  I picked a simple white frame for each panel, and here is the result. I wanted a very clean but colorful presentation for the wall.     
I am back in the studio today working on commission and paintings for an upcoming exhibit in February.  Thanks for looking at this blog....Contact Kay for more information on her art.  Kay Wyne



Sunday, November 22, 2015

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

 
After the Storm
30"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on textured canvas

After the Storm measures 30"x30".  The heavily textured canvas is stretched on 1.5" wood bars.  The painting wraps around the sides of the gallery-wrap canvas and does not need framing.  It is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.   The painting is wired and ready to hang as soon as it arrives.  A semi-gloss acrylic varnish has been applied to protect the beauty of the painting.

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SUNNY MORNING by Texas Artist Dyan Newton


 
Sunny Morning
12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
Sold
 
Sold at Studio Tour.  It is so much fun getting back into oils. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth



Traces of Summer
30"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

Traces of Summer measures 30"x30".  The textured canvas is stretched on 1.5" deep wood bars.  The painting wraps around the sides and does not need to be framed.  A semi-gloss acrylic varnish has been applied to protect the beauty of this painting for years to come.  It is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.  It is wired and ready to hang.

A Certificate of Authenticity is included.

Free shipping within the US!

 

 

Prints of this painting are now available!
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"Embrace" textured birch oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Embrace" ©2015 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting • 36" x 36" on wrap around canvas

I like to play with blurring the lines between realism and abstraction so that some things are left up to the viewer’s imagination. In the case of “Embrace,” I chose this unusual, asymmetrical heart-shaped composition and teased your eye with foreground and background emerging and disappearing to create a more abstract scene. Choosing fiery reds contrasted against turquoise blues cause the colors to dance and vibrate. While diagonal strokes and a circular composition combined with the vibrant hues, create a sense of energy, movement and harmony. Using all of these elements, I wanted to create an uplifting, whimsical, passionate painting filled with youthful hope and discovery.


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.

Friday, November 20, 2015

"Embrace" textured birch oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Embrace" ©2015 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting • 36" x 36" on wrap around canvas

I like to play with blurring the lines between realism and abstraction so that some things are left up to the viewer’s imagination. In the case of “Embrace,” I chose this unusual, asymmetrical heart-shaped composition and teased your eye with foreground and background emerging and disappearing to create a more abstract scene. Choosing fiery reds contrasted against turquoise blues cause the colors to dance and vibrate. While diagonal strokes and a circular composition combined with the vibrant hues, create a sense of energy, movement and harmony. Using all of these elements, I wanted to create an uplifting, whimsical, passionate painting filled with youthful hope and discovery.


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.

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Fall Shadows by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 24" x 30" 
Fall Shadows
24"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas
$1450

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but we still have plenty of spaces available for 
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

New "Autumn Journey" Colorado Aspen Tree oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Journey" ©2015 Niki Gulley
30" x 20" textured oil on canvas in espresso floater frame

Inspired by a trip to Colorado in the fall, trying to catch the beautiful autumn aspens leaves before they dropped, we just caught the last glimpse of color before an early snowfall hit. The combination of golden leaves set against the vivid blue sky, and the cool snow shadows contrasted against glowing light highlights as the sun cast its warming rays, was a symphony to the eye! I hope you, too, can slow down and enjoy the beautiful scenery on this winding journey. 

"Autumn Journey" is available through the Good Art Company gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

If interested in more information, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of my textured aspen and birch paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Just Sold - "Sharing Sunshine" Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sharing Sunshine" ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 48" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Inspired by a trip to Provence, I was awestruck by these massive fields of sunflowers blooming and the vibrant red poppies growing at their feet. Seeing this brilliant carpet of gold, with its sea of faces smiling towards the sun, just made me feel happy and I wanted you to experience that joy, too. These cheerful sunflowers and poppies practically leap off the canvas with their vibrant petals and extremely thick three-dimensional paint.

For more information on textured sunflower and poppy paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at: nikigulley.com.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Drifting by Kay Wyne


Drifting
24" x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Landscape
Wildflowers, a wide open scene and a calm, grey sky give this painting a quiet and peaceful feeling.  The flowers in the foreground are colorful and textural.  The horizon is foggy and mysterious.  The sides of the gallery wrap are painted, so framing is not necessary.  This painting is looking for a new home.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing information.  Thanks for looking at my art.  Kay

Friday, November 13, 2015

"Aqua Dreams" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley


“Aqua Dreams” ©2015 Niki Gulley
36” x 60” textured oil on canvas

When we arrived at this tranquil spot, the early morning light was very cool in color, but as the sun began to rise from the horizon, it shone this beautiful warm light that shimmered on the water’s surface and cast its hope of what was to come from the brand new day. I remember the peacefulness I felt in that moment, and a sense that anything was possible. In Aqua Dreams, by showing the contrast in the cool aqua/blues in the foreground waters against the warm golden glow on the distant pond’s edge, I wanted to share that feeling of hope and promise communicated by nature.

To see more of my aspen and birch tree paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Wildflower Fields Forever by Kay Wyne


Wildflower Fields Forever
$250
8" x 8" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Floral Landscape Painting
Spashes of wildflower color are dotting the field in this painting.  The Texas blue bonnets and wildflowers are in full strength in the springtime, but all the time in this painting! This is a small contemporary landscape that can be framed or can sit on an easel.  Contact Kay to purchase this painting.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Intertwining Beauty" ©2015 Niki Gulley
36" x 60" textured oil on canvas

Intertwining Beauty was inspired by a recent trip to the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The aspen forest was so dense and beautiful. I loved the pops of vibrant fall colors peeking through the tall, tangled, web of white knobby trunks. Ruby reds grab your attention while staccato strokes of emerald, amethyst and topaz lead your eye around the canvas. I hope you can feel the energy found in nature and its power to invigorate your spirit.

I painted these aspen trees with extremely thick paint and palette knife. The resulting canvas is loaded with texture, color and energy! I've painted it on 1 and 1/2 inch deep stretcher bars, with the image continuing around the edges so that it can be hung as is frameless for a contemporary look. 

If interested in more information, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of my textured aspen and birch paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

Beyond by Kay Wyne


Beyond
22" x 28" Oil on Canvas
Framed
Contemporary Floral Landscape Painting
Contact Kay for purchasing info.
Thanks for looking at this blog.
Have an artful day, KMW

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Just Sold - "Fields of Joy" palette knife poppy painting by Niki Gulley

"Fields of Joy" ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24" x 36” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Just sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! Inspired from a wonderful trip to Provence, we were a little too early for the lavender to be blooming, but we rounded a corner leaving the hill town of Roussillon and came across this gorgeous field of poppies and yellow wildflowers. It was so colorful and joyful, it took my breath away! Set beneath a vibrant blue sky on a beautiful day in springtime, I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of energy. Coming in close on the poppies in the foreground so that you could see their vibrant petals and buds about to pop, I left the field of gold softer in the background so as to not take away from the focal point. A typical stone farmhouse sets in the background, beckoning you to stay the night and let all of your cares drift away.

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  I was recently privileged to work with an amazingly talented group of artists who attended my Go Big, Go Bold abstract painting workshop in Irving, Texas.





 We had a ton of fun as we "played" with our paints on canvases that we textured beforehand and then embellished with bold strokes of color!



 On day 3 of the workshop, we got to enjoy all the masterpieces as each artist discussed her work and explained how the new techniques were applied to each painting.





New friendships were made and older ones renewed.  Lots of new memories created!




 Some of us even did some finger painting!!


















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Passionate Petals by Kay Wyne


Passionate Petals
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
There was a paint challenge that I participated among friends, and "Passionate Petals" was my contribution.  Each artist who participated were given the same image, but could choose the medium and size of the art.  Watercolor, mixed media, oils, and even digital art was shown and critiqued.  My painting is on a 24" x 24" canvas.  I took artistic liberties and changed several things to make the painting more interesting.  This painting is drying at the studio.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks, Kay

Saturday, November 7, 2015

New "Woodland Drive" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley


“Woodland Drive” ©2015 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

Painted on location with first brush and then palette knife for texture, I wanted to capture the joy I feel when fall arrives. Suddenly, the scenery goes from solid green to bursting with vibrant crimson, tangerine and gold. Keeping this painting loose so that you can see the diagonal strokes and feel the energy of the season, a sun-dappled road beckons you forth, inviting you to explore what’s beyond. I hope you, too, feel the joy and excitement of a crisp fall day!

"Woodland Drive" is available through the Good Art Company gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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

Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Wildflower Fields by Kay Wyne


Wildflower Field
12" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Framed in a beautiful pewter moulding, this contemporary floral landscape painting is ready to hang!  The colors are fresh, the flowers fade into the distance, and it is a very pleasant piece to view.  The foreground flowers have texture.  Contact Kay for purchasing info.  I am back in town and heading to Dutch Art Gallery's Annual Fall Show and 50th Anniversary Celebration today.  If you are in Dallas, be sure to stop in the gallery to view the artwork submitted to this juried show.  Thanks for looking at this blog....Kay

Thursday, November 5, 2015

New "A Spot in the Woods" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley


“A Spot in the Woods” ©2015 Niki Gulley
12" x 9" textured oil painting

This summer we visited Colorado to escape our Texas heat and soak in the natural beauty of the mountains. We stayed at this peaceful, tucked away b and b surrounded by a massive aspen grove. I wanted to capture the texture of the trees’ knotted bark and also the peaceful feeling of being immersed in nature. Arching the trunks around the focal point, creates a feeling of protection and also helps frame the subject. Their old red barn sets in the distance, creating contrast against the cool greens and greys surrounding it and addintg an exciting pop of color.

"A Spot in the Woods" is available through the Good Art Company gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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

Or, visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Just Sold - Colorado Aspen Tree Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Aspen Concerto” ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24” x 18” textured oil painting

Colorado’s celebrated quaking aspen trees stand arrow straight in the valleys and
up and down the hills.
Slim white trunks sing out against the forest background and each leaf provides
a sparkling symphony of notes whispering through the mountains.
Flames of yellow leaves flicker against autumn’s burning reds
and the deep, cool blue mountain streaked with early banks of snow.
This painting captures the breathtaking colors of
Colorado in the fall, the Aspens at their most beautiful, the peaceful snow-banked mountain, the rustling murmur and musical sigh of the fluttering leaves.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

M.Allison 'Women Reading Series 3' Contemporary Figurative Oil Painting

Women Reading Series 3
14 X 19 oil
mallisonartist.com   allison@mallisonartist.com

M.Allison

I love to read myself and find that paintings of
women reading are great subjects.  So... I've begun a
series.  This is #3. More to come!

VILLAGE STREETS by Texas Artist Dyan Newton




 
Village Streets
10 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas
Available
 
This painting was from a visit to Truchas, New Mexico.  It will be available at the Studio Tour, Nov 14 and 15, Lubbock, Texas.  I will be at the Marsha Davis Studio, 3702 28th Street.