Monday, November 20, 2017

Mountain Stream paintings Winter ice painting snow art "Winter Stream" by Debra Hurd


 18"x14" Palette Knife Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

 This painting is Available HERE

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Street Scene Cityscape Snow Winter New York City paintings "Late Afternoon Snow" art by Debra Hurd


 11"x7" Palette Knife Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

 This painting is Available HERE

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Painting and Photographing Sunset in Santorini with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Oia Sunset" © 2017 Niki  Gulley • Greece Art Trek:  Oia, Santorini
SOLD • 7" x 5" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Just Sold! I painted this small oil on location in Santorini during our Greece Art Trek. Since we only had about 15 minutes to capture the actual sun setting, we had to sketch the scene in advance, anticipate how the light might look, and pre-mix our golden colors. Then as the sun was dropping, we quickly had to paint those warm reflected lights on the buildings and the water and the golden glow in the sky. While challenging, it was a lot of fun and such a beautiful setting to paint! Capping the evening off, we had a delicious dinner in town at the most picturesque garden restaurant and relived the highlights of the day.

Our photographers staking out their spots to shoot sunset.


Dinner that night.


If you'd like to join us on one of our upcoming Art Treks, check out ArtTreks.org for details.

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

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Train, Red Train Car, Railroad,Contemporary Mixed Media Painting, Original Painting “Two Worlds” by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry


I tried to capture a glimpse of two worlds in a moment of parallel existence. Both of these exist and usually carry on without bothering the each other yet has anyone ever wanted to jump on the train, anyone want to just jump off the train and sit??? Just thinking as I sat watching the train go by so slowly and wondering if it would ever end. Do we still think the grass is greener over there?


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Abstract Portrait Music Art Painting "Willie Nelson" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 20"x24" Palette Knife Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

 This painting is Available HERE

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Waterline..Pastel..Texas..Rae Andrews











First of all let me apologize for my absence and lack of posting of late. I had a family health crisis and needed to take some time away from my painting.
It's been like losing my right arm, and I JUST HAD TO GET BACK INTO MY STUDIO! 

That happened late yesterday, and this is the finished result.

It's a pastel image on Sennelier pastel paper (unframed)

This image is 12" x 16" unframed.

$225 plus S/H




Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:

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Thanks so much for visiting..




Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

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

"Aqua Rhythms" ©2017 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.

Abstract Jazz Music Art Portrait Painting "Louis Armstrong" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd





Music Art Painting, Jazz Portrait

This painting is SOLD

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Palm Trees,Contemporary Mixed Media Landscape, Original Painting “Three Sisters” by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry


Sisters is a term I view as one of endearment. I don't have sisters as in siblings but I do have close relationships with women that I view as "sisters". What fun to be together and share the good, the bad and even that crazy hair! "Three Sisters" travelling through life holding each other up in any storm that comes their way. Enjoy!


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  $95/Special  Pricing.

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"True Blue" Palette Knife Oil Painting from Santorini, Greece by Niki Gulley

"True Blue"©2017 Niki Gulley
10" x 8" oil painting  • SOLD

Just Sold! On our Art Trek to Greece, we chose to paint this iconic view of Santorini with the white orthodox church crowned by its blue dome, overlooking the ocean. The photographers dropped us off, as they continued back to Oia to shoot some more. While the scenery seemed simple, it proved challenging to paint the round dome on top of a hexagon base, and the three men removing the bells from the tower kept interrupting our scene (which we chose not to paint into the composition), but overall it was a beautiful morning and we were pretty happy with the results!

That afternoon we rode the cable cars to the port below and caught a boat cruise that ferried us across the bay and around the island at sunset. Stopping at the volcano, we hiked to the top, which was quite intriguing with its sci-fi type lava rock. Next we stopped at a hot spring for anyone who wanted to swim. And, finally we cruised around the island enjoying the view from the water, sipping some Greek wines and nibbling on some local meats and cheeses. A great end to the day!

On top of the volcano with Santorini in the background.

If you are interested in joining us on a future art trek, check out ArtTreks.org for details about upcoming trips.

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

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Abstract Portrait "Theory Of Relativity Albert Einstein" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

16"x16" Oil on Canvas/sold

Commissions Welcome.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

New "Rhythmic Waters II" Palette Knife Ocean painting by Niki Gulley

"Rhythmic Waters" ©2017 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

I wanted this painting to be about the power of the ocean to lift your spirits. Painting this piece on location, I was hoping you could feel the ocean tides lapping on the shore and hear the rhythmic, soothing sounds of the waves cresting and falling like I was experiencing while painting it. Whenever I visit the beach 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.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

"Paris in June" Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Paris in June" ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 9" oil painting

Just Sold! On the first day of our Paris Art Trek, the sun was shining and it was a lovely 80 degrees. A perfect way to start our trip! In the morning, we went up in the Eiffel Tower and enjoyed the amazing views of the city. That afternoon, we painted in a quiet park next to the tower while the photographers shot around the city, and we all convened that night for a delicious Parisian dinner.


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

Please visit nikigulley.com to see more of my impressionistic plein air oil paintings.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Contemporary Mixed Media Landscape, Original Painting "Set Your Clocks” by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry


The slow and steady rhythm of the trains traveling on their daily journey is part of our landscape. Yes, there are "railroaders" back in my family somewhere and I grew up listening to some crazy stories of an era gone by. When I stop at a train crossing I sit, enjoy and smile a bit in remembrance. Hope I was able to capture a moment in the "Day of a Train..." yes, you can set your clocks by some of them!


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ABSTRACT 2 by Linda Popple

 Abstract 2
6x6
Collage on Cradled Panel

Abstract Jazz Music Painting Instruments Paintings Fine Art "Improv" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



  20"x24"x1.5" Oil on Canvas/sold

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Friday, November 3, 2017

"Room with a View" Palette Knife Ocean Painting by Niki Gulley

"Room with a View" ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting

Just Sold! Painting this piece on location, I wanted to capture the beauty of the Mediterranean out our balcony window. Colorful houses and hotels dot the hilly landscape while the soothing ocean sounds lap in the distance. Hibiscus in full bloom frame the foreground, adding to the feeling of this tropical paradise.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.

Contemporary Mixed Media Landscape, Original Painting "West of Here” by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry



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  8"x8"x1/8" Mixed Media on Panel/Available

  $95/Special Pricing.

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Abstract Jazz Music Painting Instruments Paintings Fine Art "Shades" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



  20"x24"x1.5" Oil on Canvas/sold

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

FINE ART PRINT,Abstract Flowers, Still Life "Springtime Symbols In Purple” by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry




  Fine Art Prints are available in multiple sizes on both Paper and Gallery Wrapped Canvas 

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  Commission a Pet Portrait by October 31st in time for holiday Shipping!

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New "Rhythmic Waters" Palette Knife Seashore painting by Niki Gulley

"Rhythmic Waters" ©2017 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting

I wanted this painting to be about the power of the ocean to lift your spirits. Painting this piece on location, I was hoping you could feel the ocean tides lapping on the shore and hear the rhythmic, soothing sounds of the waves cresting and falling like I was experiencing while painting it. 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.

Come Paint with Rae Andrews in the Southwest Region of France 2018


Please don't miss out on this fabulous trip to the region of the Dordogne Valley in southwest France.

Rae will demonstrate in pastel techniques and watercolor. However all mediums are welcome.

Rae will give personal at easel instruction if you choose a different medium to what she is demoing in.

** We also have a wonderful studio in which to work if desired.. 
This venue covers it all!


Lakes, rivers, castles, quaint French  towns, poppy fields, medieval cliff side villages and so much more..

This venue of Le Vieux Couvent is a restored 17th century convent, now an artist's retreat! 

 Private room (most with own bath and meals to die for!

The price is including so many things including my tuition..

$2600 inclusive

Airfare is not included and a couple of meals..

Go to the website below for details, and please contact me if you are interested. I need to get deposits in by early December 2017.


I hope you will join me!

Bonjour!


Landscape Fall Trees Stream Painting Fine Art Colorful Paintings "Fall" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



  40"x60"x1.5" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Lucky's Cafe" by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley


"Lucky's Cafe," Dallas, Texas © 2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 11" x 14" oil painting

Just Sold! Friends sit and gaze at the mass of beauty and indecision that is the menu. The fear of missing out on any number of delectable dishes makes it nearly impossible to chose. Their eyes waver between the menu in their hands and the massive chalk board that dominates the far wall. Mom's meatloaf? Good Luck Reuben? And who could pass up the Sleaziest, Cheesiest, Grilled Cheese in Town? But, then, it is found: Chicken Fried Steak, a delicious staple of home-style comfort food.

Every once and a while, it's nice to share a little home-town spirit. Coming from Dallas, I thought it would be nice to capture a local favorite, Lucky's Cafe, on Oaklawn Ave. Even outside, you can feel the energy that emanates from within and cuts through the heavy blanket of night. 

E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information about my contemporary impressionistic oil paintings, or check out my website at:

Monday, October 30, 2017

FINE ART PRINT,Cow, “YES” by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry




  Fine Art Prints are available in multiple sizes on both Paper and Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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Colorful Abstract Expressionist Painting Art with Texture Fine Art "Direction" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



  18"x18"x1.5" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Pet Portrait,Dog Painting “Violet” by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry



 The Holidays are fast approaching...commission a Pet Portrait for someone special!

  This painting is sold.

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

"Kid's Perspective" ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • textured oil painting on canvas • 20" x 30"

Just Sold!  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.

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.

Landscape Painting Stream Brook Autumn Trees Fall Woods Fine Art Oil Painting "The Season" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd by Debra Hurd



  18"x24"x1.5"" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

ABSTRACT by Linda Popple

8x8 Collage on Cradled Panel

This is another collage included in the show at the Fort Worth Library.  The show will continue until December 10.  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

FINE ART PRINT,Birds, “Freedom Flight” by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry




  Fine Art Prints are available in multiple sizes on both Paper and Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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  Commission a Pet Portrait by October 31st in time for holiday Shipping!

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"Fall Carnival" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

Fall Carnival ©2017 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.

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

Abstract Cityscape Art Street Scene pallet knife painting original painting "Energy" by Debra Hurd



  9"x12" Oil on Canvas/sold

  Commissions welcome.

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  View my work at http://debrahurdart.com/


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

INFINITY by Linda Popple

8x8 Collage on Cradled Panel



I am enjoying working on collages.  With some I have an idea in the beginning stages and others seem to create themselves.  It's really a lot of fun!  This piece is included in the show at the Fort Worth Library.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Pet Portrait,Dog Painting “Jackie” by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry



 The Holidays are fast approaching...commission a Pet Portrait for someone special!

  This painting is sold.

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"Oak Alley" Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Oak Alley" ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16" x 20" textured oil painting

Just Sold! I painted this colorful oak lined alleyway a couple of weeks ago on location at the Fort Worth Stock Yards. I was attracted to the contrast of light and shadows and the way the oaks lined up to lead you down this dappled path into the background Spanish archway, which was illuminated in glowing whites and yellows by the sun. The colors were duller than this and I wanted a warmer feeling to the scene since it was a chilly morning, so I enhanced the hues to create an uplifting backdrop full of color and energy. Utilizing thick paint and palette knife, I also created a lot of texture and movement with my strokes to add to the joyful feeling of painting on this beautiful morning.

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

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

Abstract Cityscape Art Street Scene pallet knife painting original painting "Shopping" by Debra Hurd painting by Debra Hurd



 9"x12" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Queen For The Day..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


This is the completed demo I began last week for the Brenham Arts League here in Texas.

I possibly spent only 30 minutes on the actual demo as I had already done a longer one and time was short.

This image is on white velour paper.

The steps of this are below..

 I like to work a lot of negative painting into my background first, and the flower/s evolve as the painting progresses.

I did not pre draw to begin with, merely used 'VEILS' of pastel marks over the surface first to disturb the surface tension. 

After this I referred to my photo of a flower and sketched a little over these marks to give me a 'road map' of a flower so to speak.

I like movement in my works, and not sticking to a plan, just allowing the painting to tell me what it wants to do.

Here are the steps.
This image is a pastel on velour paper (unframed)
19.5" x 25.5" 
$550 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:





Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com