Monday, February 29, 2016

Niki Gulley Featured Artist at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX

“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! Space is filling up quickly and there are just a few 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/. I am honored to be one of their featured artists this month, and I hope you can visit with me at the artist reception on March 4th.

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



Sunday, February 28, 2016

 
 
 

 

 

TEXAS LADY by Texas Artist Dyan Newton


 
Texas Lady
12 x 12 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available
 
This was fun and challenging painting this little lady in my palette of colors. 
 
Ben Konis (wonderful artist from Amarillo, Texas) always said, "if the value is right, the color is right".  I never painted another tree trunk brown.

Friday, February 26, 2016

New Textured Lavender Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

SOLD • “Uplifting Fragrance," Tuscany ©2015 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

Just sold through the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. 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 perched on top of one of the distant hills. Wispy clouds mirror similar patterns as the lavender columns and create a harmony between foreground and background, while perspective lines all converge at the summit, 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 the month of March,  I will be one of the featured artists at the Good Art Company. Several of my new palette knife paintings from our travels not only in Italy, but closer to home, around the state of Texas will be on display. If interested in more information or visiting the artist reception on March 4th, please contact goodartcompany.com/gac/. I hope to see you there!

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



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

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Just Sold - "Leading the Way," Tuscany - Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

SOLD • "Leading the Way," Tuscany ©2015 Niki Gulley
24" x 12"" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Just sold through the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the rolling landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany. Arranging the trees in diagonal patterns, they beckon you to travel down the path they line while softly drifting clouds repeat the shape of the dirt road and create a harmony, leading you into the distance where something amazing may lie. You only need to venture forth to find out!

For the month of March,  I will be one of the featured artists at the Good Art Company. Several of my new palette knife paintings from our travels not only in Italy, but closer to home, around the state of Texas will be on display. If interested in more information or visiting the artist reception on March 4th, please contact goodartcompany.com/gac/. I hope to see you there!

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



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

Monday, February 22, 2016

New "Party of One" Palette Knife Autumn Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

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Friday, February 19, 2016

New "Sunny Dreams" Palette Knife Sunflower Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sunny Dreams" ©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 landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

For more information on our plein air painting and photography Art Treks workshops in France and Europe, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Go With The Flow by Kay Wyne


Go With The Flow
40" x 30" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Abstract Painting
(I may need to adjust the color as it is somewhat lighter as I
look at the painting and compare it to the photo.  
Or, it could be my computer.)
This palette knife painting is drying on my easel in the studio.  I put the title, "Go With The Flow" on it because as I layered the oils and moved the paint on the canvas it was obvious that I need to go with the flow, and let it happen.
This is a close-up of the palette knife work....layers of color, leaving knife edges and forming shapes.  Lots of fracturing going on, and some texture.  But the neatest part of the painting is the color.  The colors are beautiful, and they flow very well from one grey to a violet to a magenta to a red to an orange and then the neutrals.  There are some punches of turqoise and blue in there.  I mixed piles and piles of oils on my palette as I made my way through this painting.  Contact Kay for purchasing info.  Thanks, KMW

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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

"Kid's Perspective II" ©2016 Niki Gulley
36" x 36" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the joy of looking up into the treetops – just like you did when you were a kid. Lying on the ground, not a care in the world, you gaze in wonderment as the clouds drift by. Choosing playful colors and thick chunky staccato strokes add to that childlike whimsy and I hope you are transported back to a happy, carefree time and place.

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Stylized Contemporary Abstract Landscape in Heavy Oils by Texas Artist M.Allison

Stylized Contemporary Abstract Landscape in Heavy Oils by Texas Artist M.Allison


'Out Yonder'
9 X 12   heavy oils

M.Allison

Believe it or not, Out Yonder is a beautiful street in
front of my house!  Horseshoe Bay has the best and
the craziest names for the streets!  Great Texas slang and
you can just hear the drawl, y'all!

view more of my work on my website:
mallisonartist.com and you may contact me:
allison@mallisonartist.com for prices, commissions
and prints

Monday, February 15, 2016

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

“A Touch of Gold" ©2016 Niki Gulley
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.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

 

 

ELOISE by Texas Artist Dyan Newton



 
Eloise
13 X 15 Pastel on Sanded Paper
Sold
 
This was a commission.  Her husband bought this for her for Valentine's Day.  I usually paint my animal portraits in pastel but also like using acrylic with my vibrant color palette

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New "Nature's Ascent" Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Nature's Ascent" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 16" textured oil painting

I created "Nature's Ascent" on another beautiful day this fall at one of my favorite painting spots near our home. I was attracted to the colorful dappled light raking across these steps and hillside, beckoning you to ascend. Meanwhile this majestic sycamore stands tall in its fall glory, also inviting you into the distance to discover what's beyond. 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, please let me know. This year's upcoming Art Trek to Spain is full, but we are taking reservations for the following year to Tuscany, England and Ireland. 
For more details, e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com or go to nikigulley.com/artreks.

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

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

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Autumn at the Lake by Ann McCann 11 X 14 Oil


This is a plein air painting that I did at White Rock Lake in Dallas.  I recently re-worked it with a knife (lots of paint!) and heightened the color.  We really do get some intense leaf color here in late November.  Love the bright oranges/reds of the trees against the blue of water and sky!

Ann McCann Fine Art
Palette knife painting
11 X 14 Oil on Archival Linen Panel

Contact me at alouisemccann@gmail.com
See more of by work at annmccann.net



New Autumn Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Exploring the Woods II" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 18" textured oil painting

I created "Exploring the Woods II" on another beautiful day this fall at one of my favorite painting spots near our home. 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 and brilliant grasses below. Playing off of the diagonal shadows on the ground and the zig zag arrangement of the trunks, I feel like the patterns create a kind of rhythm, adding to the sounds in the woods in this canvas. 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, please let me know. This year's upcoming Art Trek to Spain is full, but we are taking reservations for the following year to Tuscany, England and Ireland. 
For more details, e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com or go to nikigulley.com/artreks.

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

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

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-26- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte


Zen Moments: Friends In The Garden-26- Original Photography by Texas Contemporary Artist Denise Bossarte

Zen Moments - Friends In The Garden 26
© Denise Bossarte
Artist of Texas Signature Member


#nalandamiksang, #wayofseeing, #lookingandseeing

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

A cold morning in February,
right after an late night thunderstorm.

Bugs were out enjoying the
breaking sunshine, the dewdrops
and the warming weather.
Even with insects
some can sing,
some can't.
-Issa



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COMING HOME by Texas Artist Dyan Newton


 
Coming Home
11 x 11 Watercolor on Paper
Sold
 
This painting was done after taking a class with Frank Francese.  Was a lot of fun creating the sky.
 
I will be teaching an on-going Watercolor Class every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at the Garden and Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas 1:00 to 4:30  Contact G&A if interested 806-767-3724
 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New "Exploring the Woods" Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Exploring the Woods" ©2016 Niki Gulley
12" x 18" textured oil painting

I painted "Exploring the Woods" on a beautiful fall day at one of my favorite spots near our home. The brilliant gold and tangerine leaves were glowing from the sun backlighting them, and the gnarly tree trunks were forming an intricate web that I just had to capture. 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, please let me know. This year's upcoming Art Trek to Spain is full, but we are taking reservations for the following year to Tuscany, England and Ireland. 
For more details, e-mail Niki@NikiGulley.com or go to nikigulley.com/artreks.

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

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

Friday, February 5, 2016

Looking Forward To Tomorrow by Kay Wyne


Looking Forward To Tomorrow
20" x 20" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Floral Still Life Painting
The title of this painting, Looking Forward To Tomorrow is perfect for today's post!  Tomorrow (Saturday) is the start of Kaleidoscope at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.  Here is the info below, and if you can't come to the demos or reception, stop in the gallery to view the new pieces during the month of February.  

Thanks for looking at this blog and the art posted.....Kay Wyne


Thursday, February 4, 2016

New "Chit Chat" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Chit Chat" ©2016 Niki Gulley
30" x 48" textured oil painting

Shimmering in golden light, this backlit grove of aspen trees reaches tall, leaning left and then right towards the sun as it grew. The peeling trunks almost seem to move, even chatting with one another. A few trees weren't so lucky and lay fallen at their feet, while the whole scene is filled with color, texture and movement to suggest the power of nature and its ability to enhance your spirit.

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

Abstract Contemporary Floral Oil and Texture Painting by Texas Artist M.Allison



'A Good Feeling'    36 X 36   oil, graphite, texture

M.Allison

Scrumptous colors in this one!  Pretty yummy!

mallisonartist.com
allison@mallisonartist.com

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ann McCann Solo Exhibition "The Color of Memories"


Ann McCann

“The Color of Memories”
Oil Paintings of flowers & landscapes
February 24-April 22, 2016

Opening Reception
February 24, 2016
4:00-7:00 pm

Baylor Health Sciences Library
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75246


annmccann.net

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New "Song of the Woods" Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Song of the Woods"  ©2016 Niki Gulley
30" x 40" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Shimmering colors of autumn: Aspen and Oak 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, a band of 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, February 1, 2016