Saturday, November 17, 2018

Castlefranc Reflections..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


Castlefranc is a lovely village near to where we stayed last May in southwest France.

I did this painting as a demo, back in the studio from a photo I took. M reflections were lovely in this village. A painting waiting to happen for sure!

This image is 12" x 16" unframed.

$250 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:
     
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Rae paints and teaches in all media. Contact her through this blog for more information or through her website at:
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Dazzlers..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





Dazzlers is a pure watercolor on #300 Arches paper unframed.
22 x 30".

$650 plus S/H.


Prints also available through Fine Art America:

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Rae teaches workshops in both the United States and Europe.
For more info please contact her through this blog or via her website
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New "Rhythmic Memories" Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Rhythmic Memories" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 16" textured oil painting

Just Sold! Painted on location, I wanted this piece to be very inviting and relaxing.  The tide laps against the shore so that you can hear the rhythmic, soothing music of the waves cresting and falling. Sunlight rakes across the wooden porch while you gently rock, enjoying the sounds and the view. 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.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

See NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary landscape paintings.

Abstract Female Nude Painting,Palette Knife Figure "Lady" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd





Oil Painting/SOLD-Commissions welcome.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Journal Entry, Greece..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


Today’s journal entry is of the Greek Islands. I took a cruise around the islands with my dearest artist pals a few years ago, great fun!

This image is from the island of Myconos, an island I had been to before, but still remains a favorite of mine.

I used my larger 8” x 10” Stillman Birn journal for this one.

Rae teaches workshops in both the USA and Europe. For more info, please contact her through this blog or her website.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Journal Entry Southwest France..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


This journal entry is of  Saint Cirq Lapopie while I was teaching at Le Vieux Couvent. A fascinating medieval cliffside village 300 feet above the River Lot.

We had a wonderful day trip to this village, shopping and meandering through the winding little streets, just full of charming stores and restaurants.

I did not manage to paint there, but did take lots of photos which is where this study came from.

I will be teaching again at Le Vieux Couvent in July 2019.

It’s a wonderful place to stay and expose yourself to the peace and charm of the Southwest France region.


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Croatia / Slovenia Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Laundry Day," Croatia ©2018 Niki Gulley
6" x 8" oil painting

Slovenia and Croatia Art Trek - Day 3
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On the third day of our Slovenia / Croatia Art Trek, my husband (Scott Williams) led the photographers and tourists back to the amazing waterfall park to explore some more. Since it is challenging to paint in there with the narrow walkways and many tourists in the afternoon, we stayed to paint at our b & b. I loved the laundry drying on the line in their backyard with the unusual Croatia roofline in the distance.

That evening, we all gathered together for another delicious Croatian meal.


To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.


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Venice, Italy Carnival - Feb. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek - Tuscany - Oct. 2019



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

Abstract Female Nude Painting,Palette Knife Figure "Lady of Color" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd




 36"x24" Oil Painting/SOLD

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Portofino Drift..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


Finally finished this one.. Pastel on red Sennelier paper.

I am a part of a pastel presentation for Austin Pastel Society on Sunday 28th October  (approx. 3.30-4.30 pm) at Precision Camera in Austin. Please come along if you want to see a fun demonstration by 5 artists.

You would be most welcome. We have a silent auction at the end of each work, and the money raised goes into our scholarship fund.


This presentation is called a PAINT AROUND where all five artists begin on their own artwork for first ten minutes, then it is passed around to the next artist for them to do another ten minutes pastelling  on it.
 The demo lasts one hour with the artwork ending up in front of the original artist, for them to 'tweak' what the other artists have done to their work.

Great fun!

The above pastel painting is me getting in readiness for this presentation.

This image measures 16" x 20" unframed
 $500 plus S/H





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Palette Knife Red Roses oil painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Rhapsody in Bloom" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 12" textured oil painting on canvas 

Just sold! 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.

Contemporary Figurative Painting: First Time Homeless by Houston Artist Vivian T-N Ho


22"x18" Oil on Canvas: Available

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Journal Entry From the French Alps and Switzerland..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Annecy is in the French Alps. This town was a part of the workshop I taught in the Alps recently.

We stayed here as well as Geneva (Switzerland) and Combloux in wonderful hotels. And the scenery was to die for!!

So back to Annecy, known as the 'Little Venice of the French Alps' and you can see why, I think. Lots of canals and reflections, just perfect for the artist in me!

We did a LOT of shopping here as well, so many interesting stores and markets to stroll.

I will have very fond memories of this workshop and my students, they all did an amazing job , but then it was very inspiring for any artist!

Rae teaches workshops in both the USA and Europe. 
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Palette Knife Abstract Landscape Painting "Mid Winter" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



40"x30" Oil on Canvas

This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome, click HERE for info.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Portofino Interlude..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


This is another of the boats in the Portofino Bay. Same boat as my last post, different vantage point.
I loved all the colors when I was there, and of course I embellish them to my own liking as well. 

This image is a pastel on Sennelier paper.
The painting measures 16" x 20" unframed.

$500 plus S/H

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Journal Entry..Pedernales River, Texas..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Just finished this journal entry.. a few years ago I was at the banks of the Pedernales River not far from where I live here in Texas. It’s a great spot to paint.

Lately we have had an enormous amount of rain and flooding, so this area is a good place to stay away from till the water subsides. 

I used an old photo for this journal entry.
 It’s in my Stillman and birn 8” x 10” Beta series journal.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Visiting a Waterfall Paradise in Croatia with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Hidden Oasis" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 9" textured oil painting

Slovenia and Croatia Art Trek - Day 2
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

On our second full day of our Slovenia / Croatia Art Trek, we drove over the border into Croatia to visit their amazing state park, Plitvice Lakes. Connected by hundreds of waterfalls flowing into "hanging lakes," the scenery is a nature lover's paradise! Water cascades over cliffs into crystal clear turquoise waters below as far as one hikes in any direction. It is unlike any place else we've ever visited.


After exploring the park, we checked into our b and b for the night and dined on a traditional dinner that evening. Another fantastic day!

To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.


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Venice, Italy Carnival - Feb. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019
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Journal Entry France 2..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


This is another journal entry from my recent workshop in France .

 The area is in Castlefranc, a quaint town very close to le Vieux Couvent. 

We painted by the river and had a lovely picnic this day, braving the wind a little, but it was still nice.

 I did this entry on site, and it's all watercolor with a final touch of gouache with watercolor on the tree trunks only.

Don't forget that gouache can be used quite comfortably with watercolor, it is after all watercolor with a touch of white in it. I use it a fair bit while doing my journal entries.

I hope you are liking these posts and are traveling along with me on this wonderful trip.

Thanks for visiting..



Rae works and teaches in all media. If you want more info on her workshops and classes, please contact her through this blog or her website at
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Red Poppies Art Floral Painting Flower Paintings White Poppies Texture "Two White Poppies" by Debra Hurd

  FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

  24"x30" Palette Knife Oil on Canvas/Available

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Journal Entry..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Well I am finally posting a few images from my journals . I know it's been ages, sorry for my lapse in posts.

I taught a workshop this year in Southwest France in the Dordogne region, and then 6 weeks later, I taught another workshop in the French Alps.
Both were superb workshops, wonderful students and great fun!

here are some images I did during each workshop and some later in my studio at home. I hope you enjoy them as much as I love painting them.



This one is from the trip in May in the Dordogne area of southwest France. This was a day excursion for photo ops and painting.
We stayed at Le Vieux Couvent.. A simply wonderful venue and I am teaching there again (third time now) in July of 2019.


Another from this same trip. A marvelous small village near the convent where we stay. So many painting opportunities.


Just on the street where we stayed. I had fun with this one..

I bought a new journal, an 8" x 10" format. I quite like this larger size, when opened to use both pages, it measures 10" x 16", perfect.


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Please stay tuned for more journal entries and news on my upcoming overseas workshops.


Rae paints and teaches  in all mediums.
For more info please contact her via this blog or through her website at raeandrews.com


Portofino Glory..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


Just finished this pastel. It is on a piece of Sennelier sanded paper, my favorite pastel substrate.

The image is of the gorgeous reflections in Portofino Harbor, Italy. It was amazing to the eye, especially this 'artist's eye' !

$650 plus S/H
This image is presented unfamed.

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


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Rae teaches workshops in all media, in both the USA and Europe. 
For more info, please contact her through this blog or her website


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Painting Dragons in Slovenia with Niki Gulley

"Dragon," Ljubljana ©2018 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

Slovenia and Croatia Art Trek - Day 1
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

This summer, my husband, Scott Williams, and I led an Art Trek to Slovenia and Croatia where we taught photography, painting and showed the rest of our group who weren't painting or photographing some of the highlights in those countries. It was an amazing trip, and everyone said it was probably two of their favorite countries they'd ever visited!


On our first day, we arrived in Ljubljana, the capitol of Slovenia. The city is lined with dragons everywhere since they are the symbol for the city and they even have a Dragonolgy course through the local college! We chose to paint their famous Dragon Bridge while the photographers shot and explored the city. Above is one of the bronze creatures that greet you as you're crossing the bridge.

That afternoon we gave everyone free time to explore the castle, the beautiful city streets and architecture, shop, etc. and that evening we gathered for an amazing meal at their Michelin rated restaurant. A perfect ending to a wonderful day!

To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.


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Venice, Italy Carnival - Feb. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek - Tuscany - Oct. 2019

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Alleyway Painting Alley Art Night Paintings Palette Knife"Nocturne" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


  FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

  14"x11" Palette Knife Oil on Canvas/Available

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

"Dreams Ahead" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Dreams Ahead" ©2018 by Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 40" original textured oil painting

Just Sold!  Enjoying the melodic tinkling of the aspen leaves rustling in the breeze, the trickling sounds of the babbling brook at our backs, and the beauty of fall ablaze with color, I felt invigorated as I began painting this aspen forest. The setting was so peaceful and rejuvenating that I wanted to communicate that joyful feeling of discovery. Filling the canvas with energetic staccato strokes and bold colors, in addition to gently arching the tree trunks reaching towards the sky, add to that uplifting feeling. And then just a sliver of the trail cutting through the forest, suggests the excitement of the journey that is to come.

To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings online, visit NikiGulley.com.

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Original Jazz Art Music Abstract Painting "Jazz Unit" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Original Jazz Art Music Instrument Abstract Painting 

This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

New Autumn Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Exploring the Woods II" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 18" textured oil painting

Just Sold! 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. 
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.

Abstract Jazz Colorful Music Painting, Instruments “Quartet” Fine Art by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


  24"x36" Palette Knife Oil on Canvas/sold

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

New Ghost Ranch Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Desert Oasis" ©2018 Niki Gulley
18" x 24" textured oil painting

This summer my husband and I were asked to lecture for Southern Methodist University at the campus in Taos. We love the scenery in New Mexico so much that we decided to stay an extra week to paint and photograph. One day we drove towards Ghost Ranch where Georgia O'Keefe lived, stopping at this scenic overlook of the Rio Chama on the way. Loving the setting and the drama the light was creating on the distant rock formations, we decided to stay right there and capture its beauty.  Gentle S curves lead you down the river while shrubbery and mountain peaks create rhythmic patterns adding to the flow of the scene. I hope you, too, feel rejuvenated gazing into this desert oasis.


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

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Abstract Flower, Floral Still Life Painting Art “Red Wall” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


10"x10" Oil on  Canvas/sold

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Modern Realistic Figurative Painting: The Prayer by Houston Artist Vivian T-N Ho


26"x24" Oil on Canvas: Available
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Monday, October 29, 2018

New "Warm Welcome" Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Warm Welcome," Santa Fe
SOLD • 12" x 16" textured oil by Niki Gulley

Just Sold! During a recent trip to Santa Fe, we visited this peaceful little street off Canyon Road where each home is postcard perfect. Between the unique adobe architecture, the dramatic morning light, and the beautiful plantings surrounding each home, it was hard to choose what to paint! I was drawn to this cool old doorway built into the pueblo wall. I loved the oranges of the adobe contrasted against the purples in the various blooming sage plants. Morning light was softly raking across the forms causing the scene to sparkle and create a warm welcome.


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Abstract Portrait, Palette Knife Painting “Winston Churchill Portrait” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


Oil on  Canvas/sold

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Roses Painting Floral Art Flowers Paintings Still Life "Yellow Roses" by Debra Hurd


Fresh off the Easel...

8"x10" Oil on  Canvas/Available

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

It Ain't Nothing but the Blues by Texas Artist Kathy Baker Mackey

It Ain't Nothing but the Blues
20x24 Oil

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

“Sunny Greetings" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 48" textured mixed media painting on wrap around canvas

Just Sold! 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 floral paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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