Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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

"Bundle of Sunshine" ©2019 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, framed in an espresso floater frame

I was awestruck by these massive fields of sunflowers blooming in Provence. 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. Exaggerating the tile-roofed house in the distance also adds to that cheerful, whimsical mood of feeling content and like you’ve found your home. Created with palette knife and oil paint, “Bundle of Sunshine” practically leaps off the canvas and comes to life with its vibrant yellow petals and extremely thick three-dimensional oil paint.

"Bundle of Sunshine" along with several of my contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings are available through 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.

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Abstract Art, Nature Art, Contemporary Painting, “Simple” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand


7"x5"x1.5" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper/Framed

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New "Purple Majesty" Lavender field by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Purple Majesty" ©2019 Niki Gulley
20" x 30" textured oil painting

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 columns draw your eye to the lone stone farmhouse in the distance. Meanwhile the sun starts setting through the clouds spanning across the sky in rhythmic waves, mirroring the lavender shapes below and 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!

For more details on Purple Majesty, 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.

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Colorful Jazz Art, Blues, Music Art Painting, Portrait “BB King“ by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



 Oil on Canvas /Sold

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Abstract Art, Nature Art, Contemporary Painting, “Fluid” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand

8"x10"x1" Fluid Acrylic on Canvas/Framed

$275

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Untitled, by Melissa A. Torres, 11x14 oil on canvas




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Visiting the Alhambra Palace with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Day 3 - Granada, Spain: Andalusia Art Trek
"Morning Shadows in the Rose Garden" • 12" x 9" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the third day of our Spain Art Trek, we visited the Alhambra palace, one of the world’s true architectural marvels and the seat of power from Moorish to Christian rule, dating back to the 14th century. This stunning fortress is the culmination of Moorish design and has some of the best maintained late-Medieval gardens. The Generalife grounds were so gorgeous, bursting with cascading roses and dramatically lit pathways that we set up our easels there to paint while the photographers and tourists toured more of the grounds. Later that day, we met for lunch and continued our tour of the Alcazar.

Part of our Art Trek group in front of the Alhambra Palace.

Colorful Jazz Art Music Art Painting “Ornette Coleman“ by Texas Artist Debra Hurd






This is available as a quality print and the original painting was commissioned by Pappadeaux restaurant here in Austin.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

"Rhapsody in Bloom II" Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Rhapsody in Bloom II" ©2019 Niki Gulley
20" x 20" textured oil painting

I painted these cheerful tulips from life in my backyard garden. With all of our rain this year, I had a bumper crop and wanted to capture the joy I felt seeing them signaling that winter was finally over and spring had begun! Created with palette knife and thick paint, this piece is bursting with color and texture. Blurring out the background, you can focus on each individual flower. Creating a circular composition within the square format creates a harmony and flow, while unblended diagonal marks add to the energy and happiness of the moment. I hope these tulips brighten your day and lift your spirits, too.

For more information on Rhapsody in Bloom II, please contact my new gallery:

Brandon Jacobs Gallery
319 East 55th Street

Kansas City, MO


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Colorful Contemporary Landscape Painting, Trees, Pathway, Abstract Landscape, Tree, “Open to Possibilities“ by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry



Road trip! Although I am not at all interested in driving on the freeways here in Houston, I occasionally entertain the idea of leaving the city and exploring the country by driving, not flying. Open skies, winding roads through mountains, breathtaking fields of color all seem like the exact prescription needed for recharging and inspiration. I am guilty of sticking to a familiar routine but I want to push myself to explore... to trust the road ahead to lead to new adventures. There is so much to see and experience...I hope to never stop being curious and "open to possibilities"!

24"x24"x2" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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Mixed Media Art, Organic Abstract, Contemporary Art, “Metanoia” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand

12"x12"x1" Acrylic and Resin on Canvas/Framed

$475

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New Tuscany Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Peaceful Pursuit," Tuscany ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 48” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Just Sold through the Good Art Company Gallery! This painting is inspired from a trip to Tuscany we took a few years ago when my husband, who is a professional photographer, and I spent about a week scouring every inch of the countryside for the best poppy fields and views. I was particularly drawn to this peaceful scene, even if the poppies weren’t as prolific as in other fields. I loved the calming, sweeping shapes of the hills and the vibrant reds contrasting against the softer grasses and white wildflowers. The road beckons you back to the stone farmhouse in the distance, while dramatic voluminous clouds dance across the sky, mimicking the foreground shapes and creating a sense of harmony. Repeating colors throughout, I love how the Impressionists used vibrant hues to add to the mood of a scene and create flow, so I brought my contemporary approach with broad strokes and thick texture to their traditions. I hope you, too, can feel a sense of peace and joy when you gaze into this Tuscan landscape.

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


 Oil on Canvas-Sold

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New "Visions of Wildflowers III" Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Visions of Wildflowers III" ©2019 Niki Gulley
36" x 36" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this Texas wildflower series, I wanted to capture the excitement and energy felt during a beautiful April day when the bluebonnets are painting the horizon in blue. Driving through the hill country in springtime, there is such an amazing explosion of color from the bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, coreopsis, Evening Primrose and the plethora of wildflowers, that it fills your heart with joy and awe. Focusing on the rows of color, I wanted to communicate the emotion felt being surrounded by all of this Texas beauty.

For more information on my "Visions of Wildflowers" 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.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Mixed Media Art, Organic Abstract, Contemporary Art, “Off The Grid” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand




10"x8"x1.5" Acrylic and Resin on Canvas/Framed

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New "Waves of Wildflowers IV" Texas Hill Country Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

"Waves of Wildflowers IV" Texas Hill Country ©2019 Niki Gulley
12" x 24" textured oil painting

Painted on location in the Texas Hill Country, I was drawn to this expansive mass of yellow wildflowers, stretching all the way from foreground to background. The explosion of sunny color made me feel so happy that I wanted to capture that joy and excitement in my painting. To create that mood, I decided to leave a lot of crimson and gold in the sky to enhance that feeling while using diagonal staccato strokes to suggest energy and drama. Long sweeping shapes that flow across the horizontal panorama canvas add to the peace and happiness of being surrounded by Texas Wildflowers on a beautiful spring day.

For information on my Texas bluebonnet and wildflower series and  to see more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com or http://goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.

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Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, Waylon Jennings “Waylon” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd




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Friday, July 12, 2019

"Waves of Wildflowers" Texas Bluebonnet Painting by Niki Gulley

“Waves of Wildflowers" ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 25.5" x 12.5" textured oil painting

Just Sold! 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 so indicative of 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, Waves of Wildflowers is loaded with texture, color and movement. Dramatic clouds set the backdrop while vertical curving rows of cobalt and crimson lead your eye to the house tucked into the distant foliage, welcoming you home. Arranging the bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush vertically are designed to lift your spirits and add joy to your home.

For more information on similar pieces to "Waves of Wildflowers", 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.

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Mixed Media Art, Organic Abstract, Contemporary Art, “Stepping Stones” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand


20"x16"x1.5" Acrylic on Paper on Cradled Panel/Framed-Available

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Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting,Rolling Stones, "Keith Richards Portrait" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


  Oil on Canvas-The Original is Sold/Commissions welcome.


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Thursday, July 11, 2019

New "Texas Trails" Bluebonnet Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Texas Trails" ©2019 Niki Gulley
16" x 20" textured oil painting

I painted "Texas Trails" this spring while visiting Austin and the surrounding area. This might have been one of the best years for the bluebonnets and wildflowers. The explosion of color along roadsides was incredible! This morning started out slightly overcast, and the sun kept peeking in and out of the clouds, creating a soft glow to everything it touched. I wanted to capture that magical light illuminating your journey on this Texas walking trail lined by bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. I hope you, too, can feel the excitement of springtime with the wildflowers abloom in the Texas Hill Country!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Mixed Media Art, Collage, Contemporary Art “Music Notes II” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand


20"x16"x1.5" Acrylic on Paper on Cradled Panel Adhered to Panel/Framed-Available

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Painting Ireland's Dingle Peninsula with Niki Gulley

"Peaceful Cove," Dingle Peninsula ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting

Just Sold! After teaching our Ireland Art Trek, my husband and I stayed a couple of extra days on the Dingle Peninsula on the west coast of Ireland. Setting up my easel on this peaceful cove, I set about creating the unique textures in the cliffs with the palette knife. I hope you can feel the sound of the water as it laps against the shore creating its peaceful, rhythmic tune.

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Scotland - Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek - Tuscany - Oct. 2019
Venice Carnivalé - Feb. 2020
Greece - May 2020
Iceland - Sept. 2020
Foodie Trek - Tuscany - Oct. 2020


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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, "Sir Michael Philip Jagger" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 Oil on Canvas-sold

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Colorful Contemporary Landscape Painting, Abstract Landscape, Tree, “Look Again“ by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry


We are told we only get one chance at a first impression. Well, I was passing by this patch of trees and vegetation when I took a second look. I had to "Look Again" just because I didn't feel I gave the plants a fair chance to impress me with their beauty, their story. We all have a story and at first glance it might not seem attractive but look a second time and you might find a more colorful and delightful way to experience the view. This painting is my attempt to suggest that and I of course used a bit more color than is usually seen so maybe you will take a second look at the painting! Enjoy!

20"x16"x2" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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New "Room with a View" Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Room with a View" • 16" x 20" textured oil painting 
 ©2019 Niki Gulley

As we were nearing the end of our New England adventure, the temperature dropped 30 degrees overnight and we woke up to 20 degrees and frost the next morning. Luckily the view out our window was beautiful and I could continue to paint the magnificent fall foliage from the comfort of indoors that morning! The lace curtains at our b and b were so delicate and pretty and I liked how they gave the scene a sense of nostalgia, so I included them and the window frame in this view. In the distance, you can see the sunlight illuminating the fall colors frosting the rolling hills with a glimpse of the purple mountains peaking through all of that glory. 

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Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020


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Monday, July 8, 2019

New "Aspiring Dreams" Fall Foliage Treetops by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Aspiring Dreams"  ©2019 Niki Gulley
20" x 16" textured oil painting

Painted on location, I was drawn to the striking reds and oranges of the maple treetops contrasted against the vivid turquoise blue sky. There was so much energy in the colors and the breeze blowing through the leaves, that I had to capture that feeling. Dappled light rakes across the tree trunks and illuminates flickering leaves as they catch the sunlight. Using diagonal strokes and a lot of paint with my palette knife, this piece is filled with joy, color and movement.

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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


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Mixed Media Art, Collage, Contemporary Art “Music Notes I” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand


20"x16"x1.5" Acrylic on Paper Adhered to Cradled Board/Available

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Texas Longhorns Abstract Cattle Painting Art "Texas Longhorns" by Debra Hurd





 FRESH OFF THE EASEL

 Palette Knife Oil on Canvas

 20"x30" Oil on Canvas-Available


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Friday, July 5, 2019

Cityscape, Street Scene, Rainy City, Umbrella, Abstract Urban Paintings Fine Art Painting "Awnings” by Debra Hurd


 28"x22" Oil on Canvas/sold

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

New "Valley Overlook" Tuscany Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

"Valley Overlook," Tuscany ©2019 Niki Gulley 
10" x 20" textured oil painting

During our Tuscany Foodie Trek, we headed to the wine town of Montepulciano. Perched atop a giant hill with beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards below, I set up my easel at this breathtaking overlook while the rest of our group visited wineries or took a cooking class with a local chef at a nearby award-winning restaurant. The view of the valley below is gorgeous with miles of olive groves and vineyards stretching to the horizon. I chose to paint the vertical puzzle of rooftops and buildings stacked in the foreground with the lush valley stretching to infinity in the distance. You can see a sliver of the blue-domed duomo below set amid the rolling hills and perfectly planted rows about to be harvested. I hope you enjoy the morning escape to Tuscany!

After lunch, we visited a winery 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.


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Scotland - Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek - Tuscany - Oct. 2019
Venice Carnivalé - Feb. 2020
Greece - May 2020
Iceland - Sept. 2020
Foodie Trek - Tuscany - Oct. 2020


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Boats, Water, Italy, Gondola, Original Palette Knife Oil Painting“ Three Gondolas“ by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

 36"x24"x1.75" Oil on Canvas/Sold

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Colorful Contemporary Landscape Painting, Abstract Landscape, Autumn Trees “Bathed in the Glow“ by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry



Ok, I certainly took liberties when I painted these green trees with such vivid colors but I just had to! I was standing there and watched the sun's light bursting through the trees and just had to exaggerate the intensity of color in an effort to translate what I felt. There was such a peace and sense of security as the light bathed all in it's path in addition to an air of excitement as I sensed the moment was brief. I hope I captured that experience, a special time of day when all felt "right". Thank you for stopping to visit and I'd love to hear about your experiences observing the Light!


18"x18"x2" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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