Friday, September 21, 2018

Painting and Photographing in Stowe, VT with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Fall Majesty II"  ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting 

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 5 - Stowe, VT

Just Sold! On the last day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painters stayed right at our b&b to capture the beautiful views of fall foliage in all its splendor. This scenic overlook filled with rolling crimson and gold hills, framing steep mountain peaks was breathtaking! While we painted, everyone else went into Stowe to shop, explore and photograph some more. After a wonderful morning and lunch, we said our good-byes and hoped to meet again soon on a future Art Trek.

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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!


Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Spain - May 2019
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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COLLAGE No. 36 by Linda Popple

6" x 6"
Collage on Cradled Wood Panel

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Cityscape New York City Times Square Abstract Urban Paintings Fine Art Painting "Times Square 2" by Debra Hurd





 Cityscape, New York, Time Square

 Oil on Canvas/sold

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Autumn Concerto" Fall Foliage Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Concerto" ©2018 Niki Gulley
16" x 20" textured oil painting 

After we finished teaching our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek, my husband, Scott Williams, and I stayed in beautiful Vermont for another week. Each day we ventured out to capture the beautiful fall foliage on canvas and film before its intensity faded.

I painted these colorful birch trees on location with the fall hues emerging in all of their glory. I loved this grove of trunks that twisted and turned, slicing bright white through the tangle of autumn leaves. Painted over several mornings, the air was crisp but the sun made for beautiful painting conditions that illuminated the subject and warmed the air. I hope you, too, can feel the thrill of being surrounded by nature on a perfect fall day.
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Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Spain - May 2019
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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Dr. John Oil blues Painting Art Jazz Paintings Piano "Dr. John Portrait" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 Palette Knife Painting

 20"x16" Oil on Canvas/sold

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Contemporary Colorful Figurative Painting: Best Friends by Houston Artist Vivian T-N Ho


                                                                @ Vivian T-N Ho

26"x24" Oil on Canvas: Available
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Bridge to Yesterday" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 9" textured oil painting 

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3, Morning Location - Northfield, VT

Just Sold! On the third day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we checked out of our lodging in Woodstock and headed to Northfield, home of 5 different covered bridges. We set up our easels near the first bridge, attracted to its bright red wood, surrounded by the gorgeous fall foliage. Meanwhile the photographers and the tourists visited the other 5 bridges to take photographs and explore, and meet back with us for lunch. What a fun and challenging way to spend a beautiful morning capturing its beauty.

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Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Spain - May 2019
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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Cityscape Art Street Scene Painting "Violet Sky" Textured Art by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

Cityscape Painting

 12"x9" Oil on Canvas-Available HERE

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Visiting Montepulciano and Tuscan Wineries with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Montepulciano ©2018 Niki Gulley • 12" x 9" textured oil painting • SOLD
Day 2, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Just sold! The next morning of our Tuscany Art Trek, we headed to the wine town of Montepulciano. Perched atop a giant hill with beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards below, we set up our easels at this breathtaking overlook. We had to work quickly to capture the morning light before it disappeared, while the photographers and the others explored ancient wine cellars, quiet back alleys and even got in a little shopping.

After lunch, we visited two wineries nearby to sample their Rossos, Vino Nobiles and the delicious sweet dessert wine, Vin Santo. Full from the local meats and cheeses and tasty red wines, we headed back to the villa for a quiet night of relaxing and soaking in the evening scenery.


If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know.


Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
FULL - Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Venice, Italy (Carnival) – Feb. 2019
Spain - May 2019
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 2019

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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Django Reinhardt Painting Portrait Music Jazz Paintings Guitar Art "Django Reinhardt " by Debra Hurd


 20"x16"  Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas-sold

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New "Pop of Color" Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

"Pop of Color" ©2018 Niki Gulley
24" x 12"  textured oil paint 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 on a beautiful day in springtime with the poppies and wildflowers in full bloom, I hope all of your cares drift away and your spirit is lifted while gazing into this cheerful scene.

For more information on my vertical Fields of Color series, please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company, in Fredericksburg, TX at goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&z.


For more details on my other contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

Or, check out my website at nikigulley.com to see more of my colorful landscape palette knife paintings.

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For more information on our Foodie Treks and our painting and photography Art Treks in Europe, please check out ArtTreks.org. If you'd like to join us in Tuscany this September, please let me know.

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John Lennon Portrait Painting, Abstract Portrait,Fine Art Oil Painting "John Lennon Peace" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 Music Portrait Painting

 Oil on Canvas/sold

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Day 4, Ireland Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

5" x 7" oil painting by Niki Gulley • SOLD

Day 4:  Ireland ART TREK
Cliffs of Moher
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Just sold! On the fourth morning of our Ireland Art Trek, we explored the exotic Cliffs of Moher. Unfortunately, we received some of that Irish sunshine and only got in a quick glimpse before the sideways rain and wind got the best of us. Rather than let a few raindrops stop us, I put my easel in my lap in the van and created this view of the cliffs in between storms. It turned out to be a great day! That night we dined again on a delicious seafood dinner at a cozy garden restaurant nearby.



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FULL - Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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Abstract Jazz Painting Colorful Music Instruments Art "Jazzy Five" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

Jazz Music Painting

 30"x20" Oil on Canvas-Available HERE

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Day 5, Provence Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Abbey de Senanque," Provence ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 5" x 7" oil painting

Day 5, Provence Art Trek: the Luberon
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop 
with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Just Sold! After a peaceful day in the countryside, we headed to the Luberon hill towns today. Starting our journey at the Abbey de Senanque, some of our group toured the twelfth century sanctuary's interior, while others painted and photographed the lavender fields and grounds surrounding the abbey. Next we traveled to the red and gold colored town of Roussillon, known for its ochre cliffs. Filled with picturesque views, art galleries, restaurants and interesting shops, everyone enjoyed having some free time to wander before we took off for the Pont Julien bridge.


The Roman bridge, dating from 3 BC and constructed without mortar, is an architectural marvel that was still driven on until 2005! After surveying the bridge, we headed back to our b and b. Dinner that night was traditional Provencal fare, including fresh vegetables, fish, meats, and goat cheeses loaded with delicious sauces, garlic and butter. Yum!


Next summer we will be leading an Art Trek to Spain and the following year we will be headed to Tuscany, Scotland and Ireland, so if you've always dreamed of painting, photographing and sightseeing in Europe, please join us for one of these amazing trip! See details at ArtTreks.org.

Please check out my website at NikiGulley.com, NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary impressionist oil paintings.

Cityscape Art Street Scene Painting Red Textured Art, "Rain Dance Reds" by Debra Hurd

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

Cityscape Painting

 24"x30" Oil on Canvas-Available HERE

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

"Visions of Blue III" Palette Knife Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Visions of Blue III," Texas Hill Country ©2018 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and wildflowers 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 with the rest of the "Visions of Blue" series, too!

For more information on my "Visions of Blue" series and more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please see my new works at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Painting Guitar Art Rock and Blues Paintings "Stevie Ray Vaughn Live" by Debra Hurd

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Music Painting

 30"x24" Oil on Canvas-Available HERE

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Monday, September 3, 2018

"Flowing Symmetry" Palette Knife Tulip Painting by Niki Gulley

"Flowing Symmetry" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 16" textured oil painting

Just Sold! I painted these flowing tulips with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color, energy and movement.

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

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Live portrait by Debra Hurd Jazz Painting Music Art Drummer Paintings Fine Art, “Buddy Rich”by Texas Artis Debra Hurd

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Music Painting

 20"x16" Oil on Canvas-Available HERE

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Carlos Santana Art Rock Guitar Painting Texture Colorful "Carlos Santana" by Debra Hurd


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Music Painting

 20"x16" Oil on Canvas-Available HERE

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Winter Lovebirds, by Melissa A. Torres, 12x24 acrylic and resin on cradled gessobord



This painting has multiple layers of acrylic paint and resin to give it a 3D effect. Resin is quite messy, but once you get the hang of it, it's great to use and gives artwork a glass-like finish. The sides of the piece are left natural and sealed with polyurethane. 


To see more of my work, visit: www.melissaatorresart.com.

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

“Party of One” ©2018 Niki Gulley
20” x 30” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, framed in an espresso floater frame

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!

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

Abstract Jazz Music Portrait Painting "Bold John Coltrane" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

 Jazz Art Music Painting

 Oil on Canvas-sold

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Monday, August 27, 2018

"Looking Up II" Aspen Tree painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Looking Up II" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24" x 12" textured oil on canvas

Just Sold! In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. I chose vibrant, cheerful yellows and golds contrasted against a blue sky with the clouds drifting so that as you gaze overhead, you get the feeling of not having a care in the world. One large trunk in the foreground guides you and gives you a sense of size and perspective, while leading your eye upward. Arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, all add to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery. 

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

Visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary impressionistic palette knife landscape paintings.

"Fall Majesty" Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Fall Majesty" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16" x 20" textured oil painting 

Just sold! Painted on location during our fall foliage tour, I was drawn to this beautiful mountain overlook with the autumn colors glowing in all of their glory. The brilliant golden aspen leaves contrasted against the cobalt violet hills in the distance, created an excitement and energy. The rainbow of foliage in-between also added to the joy of being surrounded by nature on a perfect October day.

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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!


Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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

Abstract Jazz Art Music Painting, Palette Knife Portrait "Bold Jazz Series-Miles Davis" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 Oil on Canvas-Sold

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Friday, August 24, 2018

"Autumn Concerto III" Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Autumn Concerto III" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x16" textured oil painting 

Just Sold! Painted on location, I returned again to capture this beautiful birch grove. This time I pulled in even closer to concentrate on the light and shadows of the crisp, white trunks. Getting in tighter created more of an abstract composition and I could focus on the rhythm and harmony of the shapes of the branches and foliage, while also capturing the beautiful sounds of the leaves rustling to nature's morning symphony.

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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!


Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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

Abstract Reggae Music Portrait Painting "Bob Marley Reggae Portrait" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 Oil on Canvas-Sold

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

"Soaring Dreams II" by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Soaring Dreams II" ©2018 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 34" x 34"

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and reds contrasted against a lavender-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. Using diagonal leading lines with the tree trunks and limbs, your eye gazes into the focal point where all of the elements come together. Meanwhile, utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

I'm I'm excited that "Soaring Dreams II" has been juried into Milan Gallery's Discovery Show!

Juried Discovery Show 
Milan Gallery 
505 Houston St. Fort Worth, TX  76102 • 817-338-4278 

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

Abstract Female Nude Painting,Palette Knife Figure “The Pose #2” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



   Figurative Oil Painting, Female Nude

  Oil on Canvas/sold

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Monday, August 20, 2018

New "Sky High" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sky High” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 48" x 24” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Just sold! 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 overhead. To accentuate that feeling, I chose this tall vertical canvas, giving you a sense of scale and perspective. Working with warm yellows, reds and greens and utilizing thick chunky sweeping strokes add to that childlike whimsy and I hope you are transported back to a happy, carefree time and place.

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.

Impressionist Still life Floral Painting, Palette Knife Oil Flower Painting, "Roses" By Debra Hurd



  Still Life, Floral Panting, Roses

  Oil on Canvas/sold

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Friday, August 17, 2018

New Lavender Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Lavender Dreams” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24” x 24” textured oil on canvas

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! The lavender fields in Provence are incredible – perfectly manicured rows and rows of an explosion of violet as far as the eye can see. Rippling purple rows draw your eye to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance while clouds drift by also in rhythmic waves, both creating a flowing harmony. Perspective lines 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!


E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information on my contemporary palette knife landscape paintings.

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Or, check out more of my palette knife oil paintings at my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, TX – goodartcompany.com/gac/.

Impressionist Street Scene Art Cityscape Painting Oil on Canvas Night Paintings "Red Corner" By Debra Hurd



  Cityscape Art, Rainy City, Abstract Street Scene

  24"x20" Oil on Canvas/sold

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