Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New "Into the Woods" Palette Knife Fall Foliage oil painting by Niki Gulley


“Into the Woods" ©2016 Niki Gulley
9" x 12"" textured oil painting

I painted "Into the Woods" on location when we visited New England last fall during the height of fall foliage. The kaleidoscope of autumn colors was ablaze, and I was attracted to the dappled light sneaking through small gaps in the forested canopy, illuminating the winding path. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, this landscape is filled with color, movement and energy!

If you'd like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops in Vermont, Tuscany and Ireland, please let me know. 
For more details, e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com or go to ArtTreks.org.

For more information on my textured contemporary landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New "Aqua Rhythms" Palette Knife Seashore painting by Niki Gulley

"Aqua Rhythms" ©2016 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

I wanted this painting to be about the power of water to uplift your spirits. Painted on location, I hope you can feel the tides lapping on the shore and hear the rhythmic, soothing sounds of the waves cresting and falling. Whenever I visit the seashore I always feel rejuvenated, and I hope I've translated that onto the canvas for you to experience it, too.

Visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

Or e-mail me for more information at Niki@NikiGulley.com.

Friday, December 23, 2016

New "Marching into Autumn" Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Marching into Autumn" ©2016 Niki Gulley
10" x 20" textured oil on canvas

I painted this colorful autumn scene near my home when the fall foliage was first starting to appear. I loved the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of the cypress contrasted against the multitude of greens surrounding it. The patterns of the shadows underneath the trees created a sort of rhythm and I played up the angles of the trees and strokes to add to that feeling of a driving beat. I hope you, too, can feel the energy and joy of being surrounded by nature as autumn approaches.

If interested in more information on pricing and purchasing this palette knife fall scene, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of my textured contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New "Morning Glow" oil painting of White Rock Lake by Dallas Artist Niki Gulley

"Morning Glow, White Rock Lake" ©2016 Niki Gulley
oil on canvas • 20" x 16"

On a peaceful spring morning, I set up my easel at White Rock Lake to capture the sun rising behind this beautiful, tangled Cottonwood tree. I liked how the warm light showed off the tree's curves and textured bark, and I chose this vertical composition to show off its size and strength. In the distance, the sun glistens along the water's surface and I hope this scene lifts your spirits for what the day has to bring.

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

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Monday, December 19, 2016

"Lone Star Escape" Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

"Lone Star Escape" ©2016 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas bluebonnets at a plein air painting workshop I was leading in Fredericksburg, TX. I loved the pop of color on the flag flying off this cabin's back porch in contrast to the vibrant cobalt bluebonnets. Working with palette knife and thick oil paint, this Texas landscape is loaded with texture, color and movement!

To see more of Gulley's palette knife landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com.

To find out more about upcoming Plein Air Painting Classes and Art Treks, visit nikigulley.com/artreks.

For more information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Friday, December 16, 2016

New "Field of Sunshine II" Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Field of Sunshine II" ©2016 Niki Gulley
30" x 48" textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

Festive blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling this field with sweet fragrance.  Voluminous clouds drift by overhead as sun's late light casts its golden glow. This textured oil painting captures a carefree summer day with sunflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the landscape with color, texture and joy.

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

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New "Autumn Serenade" Palette Knife Fall Foliage Painting by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Serenade"  ©2016 Niki Gulley
36" x 48" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Shimmering colors of autumn: Aspen, Oak and the forest of trees quiver, their light graceful leaves tremble and quake, silver and gold, scarlet and tangerine, with each light breeze. There is the quiet energy of change coming and vibrant color charges the woods. Crisp fall mountain air, slender trunks cut bright strokes of white against a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors. Staccato strokes and shimmering hues add to the feeling of change in the air and suggest the breeze whistling through the foliage.

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

Monday, December 12, 2016

New "Springtime in Tuscany" Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

"Springtime in Tuscany" ©2016 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color 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 while gazing into this cheerful scene.

In this vertical wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These poppies look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.


For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Tuscany, Ireland and Vermont next year, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley. 

Friday, December 9, 2016

"Texas Impressions III" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Texas Impressions III" ©2016 Niki Gulley
 24" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this vertical wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These Texas wildflowers look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"Texas Impressions II" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Texas Impressions II" ©2016 Niki Gulley
 24" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this vertical wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These Texas wildflowers look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Monday, December 5, 2016

"Texas Impressions" New Bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Texas Impressions" ©2016 Niki Gulley
 24" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this vertical wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These Texas wildflowers look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Grey Skies by Kay Wyne - Sold


Grey Skies
Sold
30" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Using my palette knife to push, pull and blend the paints on this canvas, "Grey Skies" has very soft and subtle colors.  It just sold to a local collector and I believe it is being placed in a new contemporary home setting.  It is getting a new custom frame to dress it up, and then it will be placed in it's new home.  I hope to be in the studio today working on a new series of paintings.  Thanks for looking at this blog....contact Kay Wyne for more information on my art.  KMW

Saturday, December 3, 2016

"Welcoming Wildflowers IX" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley


"Welcoming Wildflowers IX" ©2015 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas bluebonnets with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!


To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"Welcoming Wildflowers VIII" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley


"Welcoming Wildflowers VIII" ©2015 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas bluebonnets with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!


To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"Welcoming Wildflowers VII" New Bluebonnet oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Welcoming Wildflowers VII" ©2015 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas bluebonnets with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and energy. In this wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso plein air frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!


To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Lost by Kay Wyne


Lost
16" x 12" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Framing is optional, although this is ready to hang as the sides of the canvas are painted a neutral grey.  This contemporary abstract painting was painted with a palette knife, has beautiful greens, greys and corals, and lots of texture.  Contact Kay Wyne for more information on this painting.  Thanks, KMW

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Palette Knife Red Roses oil painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

12" x 12" Red Roses by Niki Gulley
 textured oil painting on canvas 

I painted these roses from the still life 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. 

This floral looks great hung alone to brighten up a little spot, or in a grouping with some of my other contemporary flower paintings. Hang them horizontally, vertically, on a diagonal or stacked.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on this piece or to find out about complimentary companion paintings.

To see more of my textured palette knife oil paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

"Ruby Smiles" Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

"Ruby Smiles" ©2016 Niki Gulley
10" x 16" textured oil painting

I painted these cheerful poppies with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with uplifting color, energy and movement.

To see more of Niki Gulley's textured floral paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com,

Or, e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Sun Salutations V" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 12" textured oil on canvas

Just Sold!  I painted these sunflowers 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. 

To see more of my textured flower paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com
or e-mail Niki Gulley with any questions.

Sunday, November 20, 2016



HOLLYHOCKS AND WINDOW PANES BY Texas Artist Dyan Newton




Hollyhocks and Window Panes
8 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas
Available

This was a painting I did from a photo from Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Just added hollyhocks.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

"Petal Poetry" Roses Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Petal Poetry" ©2016 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting  • 16" x 12"

Choosing these beautiful red, yellow and white roses, I applied thick oil paint with palette knife to create loose, flowing strokes filled with energy, color and texture. 

If you'd like more information on my contemporary floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of Niki Gulley's impressionistic palette knife paintings,  visit NikiGulley.com.












Thursday, November 17, 2016

New "Field of Sunshine" Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Niki Gulley

“Field of Sunshine" ©2016 Niki Gulley
30" x 48" textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

Festive blossoms dance in the gentle breeze, filling this field with sweet fragrance.  Voluminous clouds drift by overhead as sun's late light casts its golden glow. This textured oil painting captures a carefree summer day with sunflowers overflowing the foreground, filling up the landscape with color, texture and joy.

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

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"Castle Flower Garden" by Ann McCann 20 X 20 Oil

(c)Ann McCann, "Castle Flower Garden," Oil on Canvas, 20 X 20"

This is a flower garden at the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.  I took photographs when I was there last May and then painted this in my studio.  If only I could have this view everyday!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

"Looking Up" New Red Barn oil painting by Niki Gulley

“Looking Up” ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 18" x 24” textured oil painting

Recently sold! Full of fun and whimsy, I not only wanted to show the personality of this red barn but also make you feel like a kid again, climbing trees, swinging from their branches and returning to a simpler time in your childhood. Hinting that the barn has humanlike features, I feel like it, too, is inviting you to come play inside. Using vivid colors, distorted perspective and energetic thick oil paint strokes, I hope "Looking Up" brings joy to your home and reminds you of the simpler pleasures when you were a kid.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

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

Saturday, November 12, 2016

New "Kid's Perspective" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Kid's Perspective" ©2016 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 20" x 30"

In "Kid's Perspective" I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and soft shades of tangerine contrasted against a blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by, I've arranged the aspens in a circular pattern to give you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest and to direct your eye to the focal point. Utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

For information on "Kid's Perspective" or more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/

To see more of my impressionist palette knife paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

If you have any questions about my aspen and birch tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

New "Party of One" Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Party of One” ©2016 Niki Gulley
20” x 30” textured oil painting

This sturdy trunk and agile tree limbs reach to the heavens above and invite you to gaze in wonderment like a kid again at the kaleidoscope of fall spectrum above. Painted with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with texture, color, energy and movement!

For information on "Party of One" or more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife aspen tree and contemporary landscape paintings. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New "Autumn Tapestry" Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Autumn Tapestry" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36" x 48" textured oil on canvas

Just Sold! Autumn is alive with this rich tapestry of golden hues and fiery crimson, all weaving together in a perfect symphony. Colors dance across the canvas as fall breezes gently whistle though the foliage. Created with layers and layers of thick oil paint, nature's leaves practically leap off the canvas and fill your home with joy and energy!

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

Sunday, November 6, 2016

New "Fall's Carnival" by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Fall's Carnival" ©2016 Niki Gulley
30" x 40" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Painted with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives so that this canvas is loaded with texture and bursting with color, flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this landscape to be filled with movement and vivacity, so I incorporated a lot of diagonal and curving shapes in the design to suggest that feeling. Contrasting short staccato strokes against blended passages with my palette knives, also increase that sense of motion. One zig zag passage of crimson foliage creates a focal point in the tangle of leaves and turnks while adding energy to the scene. I hope you, too, can feel the excitement of walking through the woods on a beautiful fall day, letting your cares slip away and your spirit being invigorated.

"Fall's Carnival" along with several of my new palette knife paintings will be exhibiting at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. If interested in more information on pricing or purchasing this palette knife aspen tree painting, please contact The Good Art Company, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New "October Transitions" oil painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"October Transitions" ©2016 Niki Gulley
36" x 48" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

I find being immersed in nature can have such an uplifting effect, and I wanted to share that feeling with you in October Transitions. I chose vibrant warm reds. oranges and golds contrasted against
cool mountains in the distance and a calming aqua blue sky to highlight autumn's kaleidoscope of colors. Filled with layers of oil paint forming three-dimensional texture and utilizing unblended strokes, creates energy and movement throughout the canvas. The final painting is full of uplifting color and brings the beautiful outdoors into your home.

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Natural Textures" Abstracted Aspen Tree palette knife painting by Niki Gulley

"Natural Textures" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24" x 36" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Just Sold! In this painting 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 this piece to really concentrate on the peeling bark of the aspen trees. Bordering on the edge of abstraction and the cusp of realism, Natural Textures 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 lavender, 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.

Sunday, October 30, 2016



MOUNTAIN VALLEY MISSION
BY TEXAS ARTIST DYAN NEWTON



Mountain Valley Mission
11 x 14 Acrylic on Panel
Available

This painting will be available at the Local Color Studio Tour November 12 and 13, Lubbock, Texas
I will be at the Marsha Davis Studio, 3602 28th Street

Saturday, October 29, 2016

New Palette Knife Lavender Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

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

Just Sold! 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

Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Vertical Aromas" Palette Knife Lavender Field Painting by Niki Gulley

"Vertical Aromas" ©2016 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured mixed media 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 waves vertically to draw your eye up to the stone farmhouse in the distance. Meanwhile wispy clouds drift by and perspective lines all converge, leading you to this joyful, peaceful spot. I hope you can smell the amazing aromas and  feel your spirits lifted while gazing into this scene!

For information on Vertical Aromas or more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

To view more of my lavender, poppy and sunflower field paintings, visit nikigulley.com.



For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Italy, France, England and Ireland, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Missed The Boat by Kay Wyne


Missed The Boat
12" x 12" Oil on RayMar Cotton Panel
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This colorful dinghy was aching to be painted when John and I came across it in a small fishing village in Maine.  It had lots of character, and was tied up to the rocky shoreline.  This small piece is framed in a dark mahogany frame, and is ready to find a new home.  Contact Kay for more info.  Thanks, KMW

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Palette Knife Lavender Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

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

Just Sold! 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 waves vertically to draw your eye up to the lone tree in the distance. One puffy cloud mirrors its shape as the lavender columns 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


Wheat Fields by Kay Wyne


Wheat Fields
30" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
A big sky with fast moving clouds and a colorful wheat field is my subject matter for this canvas.  Using a wide flat brush I built up the paint on the clouds, giving them some shape and movement.  The tall grass has reflections of the sky painted in it.  This painting has been excepted into the Master's of the Fall Juried Art Exhibit at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas.  Contact the gallery for more information.  Thanks, Kay Wyne

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tight Bunch by Kay Wyne


Tight Bunch
20" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Still Life Painting
I picked up a couple of bunches of hydrangeas at Trader Joe's this week and set up a simple still life.  We were hosting Karen Blair - contemporary artist from Virginia, at the studio and this floral arrangement came in handy, as almost all the artists painted it.  I chose not to use any medium on this painting because I wanted a thick painterly look on the canvas.  It will take a long time for the oils to dry!  Here is a close-up:
Thanks for taking a peak at this painting.  "Tight Bunch" is drying at the studio, but will be looking for a new home in the near future.  Thanks, Kay

Saturday, October 22, 2016

New "Happy Thoughts" Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

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

Just Sold! 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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

New "Popping Color II" Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

"Popping Color II" ©2016 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I wanted this piece to be uplifting and full of color 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 while gazing into this cheerful scene.

In this vertical wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in espresso floater frames so that you can still see the textured oil paint continuing around the edges of the canvas. These poppies look great hung alone or in a grouping, too!

For information on Popping Color II or more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/.


To see more of Niki Gulley's textured landscape paintings please check out NikiGulley.com,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her poppy, sunflower, lavender and wildflower paintings.


For more information on our Plein Air Painting and Photography Art Trek Workshops in Italy, Ireland,  and Vermont, please visit www.ArtTreks.org or e-mail Niki Gulley.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Niki Gulley's "Tuscan Dreams" Showing at the Good Art Company Gallery

“Tuscan Dreams" ©2016 Niki Gulley
24" x 24" textured oil painting 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 with a few clouds drifting by on a beautiful day in springtime, the poppies and wildflowers are in full bloom. Using broken impressionistic strokes in surprising hues, causes the landscape to dance and flow, and I hope all of your cares drift away while gazing into this cheerful scene.

You can paint and photograph these very views if you join us for our Tuscany Workshop in 2017. Don’t miss out on an amazing trip! There are just a two spaces left. See art treks.org for details or e-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

For more information on Tuscan Dreams or more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

To view more of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, check out nikigulley.com.