Friday, May 25, 2018

Plein Air Oil Painting of Laggos, Portugal by Niki Gulley

Laggos, Portugal ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 5" x 7" textured oil painting

Just Sold! I wanted this painting to be about the power of the ocean to lift your spirits. Painting this piece on location, as the sun rose, I wanted to capture the gorgeous rock formations and the beautiful colors in the ocean. 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.

Female Figurative Painting, Dancer, Dance Art "Eve's Dance" by Texas Artist

 24"x18" Oil on Canvas/sold

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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

“Chit Chat" ©2018 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. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

"Aqua Dreams" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Aqua Dreams” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36” x 60” textured oil on canvas

Just Sold! When we arrived at this tranquil spot, the early morning light was very cool in color, but as the sun began to rise from the horizon, it shone this beautiful warm light that shimmered on the water’s surface and cast its hope of what was to come from the brand new day. I remember the peacefulness I felt in that moment, and a sense that anything was possible. In Aqua Dreams, by showing the contrast in the cool aqua/blues in the foreground waters against the warm golden glow on the distant pond’s edge, I wanted to share that feeling of hope and promise communicated by nature.

To see more of my aspen and birch tree paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

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Cityscape Art Street Scene painting Abstract Paintings "Evening" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

 10"x8"x 1" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

 Commissions welcome!

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Fall Stream Painting Landscape Art, Autumn Trees Paintings "Fall Stream" by Texas artist Debra Hurd

 10"x8"x 1" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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New "April's Palette II" Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"April's Palette II," Texas Hill Country ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 18" textured oil painting

Just Sold! Recently we loaded up the car and headed south to visit the Texas Hill Country to see the wildflowers in bloom. While not as prolific as some years, the thick patches we found did not disappoint. It's so exciting to see a massive carpet of blue across our usually green hills. I love how the bluebonnets signal that spring has arrived! For our first stop, I chose this colorful field north of Austin and set my easel up to capture its beauty. I was drawn to not only the vivid wildflowers, but also the gentle hills and this rocky ledge they were perched upon. With some fluffy clouds drifting overhead, it turned out to be a perfect day to paint! I hope you can feel the joy and energy of springtime in Texas.

For information on my "April's Palette" series and  to see more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please check out NikiGulley.com,

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Healing Hands, by Melissa A. Torres, 9x12 acrylic on canvas panel


I have been an RN for almost 21 years. Of those 21, 12 were spent working in an Emergency Room. Painting was a way to escape the things that I dealt with and saw. I try to paint something to honor my profession every Nurses Week. This is one of two paintings I did this year. To all nurses, I say "Thank you."

This painting is available.









Save the Date!!
You're invited to my first ever solo art exhibit hosted by The Turquoise Mushroom Fine Art Gallery and Studio in Hondo, Texas. 

New "Autumn Serenade" Palette Knife Fall Foliage Painting by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Serenade"  ©2018 Niki Gulley
36" x 48" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Shimmering colors of autumn: Aspen, Oak and the forest of 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, 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.

Alley Cityscape Street Scene Palette Knife Oil Painting " Blue Bag" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

 36"x24"x 1.5"Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I am a Nurse, by Melissa A. Torres, 9x12 acrylic on canvas panel


I have been an RN for almost 21 years. Of those 21, 12 were spent working in an Emergency Room. Painting was a way to escape the things that I dealt with and saw. I try to paint something to honor my profession every Nurses Week. This is one of two paintings I did this year. To all nurses, I say "Thank you."

This painting is available.









Save the Date!!
You're invited to my first ever solo art exhibit hosted by The Turquoise Mushroom Fine Art Gallery and Studio in Hondo, Texas. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Bee Beautiful, Melissa A. Torres, 3x3 oil on canvas



This is the third painting I did as a series. Each is oil on a 3x3 canvas.
 For me, bees signify life and Spring. I love to see them buzzing about the flowers in my yard. 
This painting is still available.

To see more of my work visit my website at www.melissaatorresart.com.


Save the Date!!
You're invited to my first ever solo art exhibit hosted by The Turquoise Mushroom Fine Art Gallery and Studio in Hondo, Texas. 

"Soaring Dreams" Quadriptych Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

"Soaring Dreams" ©2018 Niki Gulley
 Four 36" x 36" canvases to form a 72" x 72" quadriptych • textured oil painting

In this painting, I wanted you to feel like a little kid again – laying on the ground and staring up into the treetops without a care in the world. I hope you experience the joy of being surrounded by nature and the beauty in this autumn kaleidoscope of colors.

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

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

Abstract Jazz Music Art Portrait Painting "Sarah Vaughan" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd





Music Art Painting, Jazz Portrait

This painting is SOLD

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Click HERE to purchase a Fine Art Print of this piece.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sold, Bee Kind, by Melissa A. Torres, 3x3 oil on canvas



This is the second painting I did as a series. Each is oil on a 3x3 canvas.
Apparently people love bees. This sold as soon as I posted it to my Facebook page. For me, bees signify life and Spring. I love to see them buzzing about the flowers in my yard. 

To see more of my work visit my website at www.melissaatorresart.com.


Save the Date!!
You're invited to my first ever solo art exhibit hosted by The Turquoise Mushroom Fine Art Gallery and Studio in Hondo, Texas. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

"Texas Treasures II" Bluebonnet oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Texas Treasures II" ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 7" x 5" textured oil painting

Just Sold! I painted these bluebonnets and Texas 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.

For more information on my "Texas Treasures" 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/.

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

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Friday, May 11, 2018

SOLD, Honey Bee, by Melissa A. Torres, 5x7 oil on canvas panel



This was a quick oil painting I did because I had a bunch of leftover paint I did not want to waste. Apparently people love bees. This sold as soon as I posted it to my Facebook page. For me, bees signify life and Spring. I love to see them buzzing about the flowers in my yard. 

To see more of my work visit my website at www.melissaatorresart.com.


Save the Date!!
You're invited to my first ever solo art exhibit hosted by The Turquoise Mushroom Fine Art Gallery and Studio in Hondo, Texas. 

Abstract Jazz Painting Art,Music Art Portraits "Night Tripper " by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 Jazz Musician

 28"x22" SOLD/Purchase a FINE ART PRINT HERE

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Just Sold - Palette Knife Oil Painting of Stowe, VT by Niki Gulley

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

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

During our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painted this gorgeous valley in Stowe, VT with its iconic church nestled amongst the vibrant foliage. Painted with palette knife and oil paint, this canvas is loaded with textured, color and movement!

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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!


FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
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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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

Original Colorful Jazz Art Music Painting "Fantastic Three" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



Abstract Jazz Music Art Painting

 20"x24"x.75 Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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Monday, May 7, 2018

New Bluebonnet and Indian Paintbrush oil painting by Niki Gulley

©2018 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and Texas 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 wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!


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

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Abstract Portrait Bob Marley "Robert Nesta Marley" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



 24"x36" Palette Knife Oil Painting

 PRINTS of this painting are available HERE

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Contemporary Palette Knife Portrait "Stevie Ray Vaughan Number One" by Texas artist Debra Hurd

 Palette Knife Portrait of Stevie Ray Vaughn/SOLD

 This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

 Click HERE for pricing on commissions and sizes available

 Click HERE to purchase a Fine Art Print of this painting.

 Visit http://DebraHurd.com to view more of my work.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

"Sleepy Hollow" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

Just SOLD • 12" x 9" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 1: Woodstock

This October my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught a plein air painting and photography workshop in Vermont. Our timing was perfect and fall colors were amazing! Our first stop was touring the beautiful countryside and farmland around Woodstock. My painters and I set up our easels  in front of this picturesque barn set in a valley with an explosion of autumn colors for the background. The photographers shot for a while and then continued on to explore more of the area. We reconvened for lunch and that afternoon sampled local cheeses and maple syrups. Delicious! That night, we enjoyed an amazing farm-to-table dinner at a local restaurant.


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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!


FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
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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To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

Original Jazz Art Music Abstract Painting "Mingus" by Debra Hurd

Original Jazz Art Music Instrument Abstract Painting 

 36"x24 Oil on Canvas

 This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

 Click HERE for pricing on commissions and sizes available

 Click HERE to purchase a Fine Art Print of this painting.

 Visit http://DebraHurd.com to view more of my work.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

New Bluebonnet and Texas Wildflower oil painting series by Niki Gulley

©2018 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these bluebonnets and Texas 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 wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!


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

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Original Texas Longhorn Palette Knife Western Animal Oil Painting "Sassy" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 Original Texas Longhorn Palette Knife Western Animal Oil Painting

  22"x22" Oil on Canvas/Available

 For purchase info, contact Debra at 
debra@debrahurd.com

 FINE ART PRINTS of this piece are Available HERE

 Visit http://DebraHurd.com to view more of my work.


Friday, April 27, 2018

"Texas Treasures" Bluebonnet oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Texas Treasures" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 7" x 5" textured oil painting

Just Sold! I painted these bluebonnets and Texas 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.

For more information on my "Texas Treasures" 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/.

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

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Texas Longhorn Palette Knife Western Animal Oil Painting "Three Longhorns" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

 Original Texas Longhorn Palette Knife Western Animal Oil Painting

 30"x24" Oil on Canvas

 This painting is sold, but commissions are welcome.

 FINE ART PRINTS of this piece are Available HERE

 Visit http://DebraHurd.com to view more of my work.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

New Bluebonnet and Texas Wildflower oil painting series by Niki Gulley

©2018 Niki Gulley
7" x 5" textured oil painting

I painted these bluebonnets and Texas 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 wildflower series, I've framed the paintings in 5" espresso frames and they look great hung alone or in a grouping like pictured below!


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

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her Texas bluebonnet and wildflower paintings.

Alley Cityscape Street Scene Palette Knife Oil Painting "Blue Bag" by Debra Hurd



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

  Click HERE for purchase info.

  Purchase a FINE ART PRINT of this piece HERE

  Visit my Daily Painters Gallery HERE

  Visit my BLOG

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


Monday, April 23, 2018

"Spring's Glory" oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Spring’s Glory," Texas Hill Country ©2018 Niki Gulley
 SOLD • 36” x 60” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Just Sold! “Spring’s Glory” was inspired by a trip to the Texas Hill Country. The spring conditions were perfect, and the bluebonnets were amazing! While we were near Fredericksburg, we took a scenic drive along the Willow City Look and as we approached the top of a hill about half way around, we were greeted by this gorgeous view of the rolling hills and bluebonnets in full bloom. Then, to top it off the sun was setting in the distance casting its golden glow and backlighting the wildflowers. I had to capture the magical moment, enhancing the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky and along the ground. Arranging clouds, the road and rows of bluebonnets in rhythmic sweeping shapes to create a harmonious landscape that flows with light, texture and color, and suggest a feeling of optimism about what’s to come.

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

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



  20"x24"x1.5" Oil on Canvas/sold

  Purchase a FINE ART PRINT of this piece HERE

  Visit my Daily Painters Gallery HERE

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


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cardinal Couple, by Melissa A. Torres, 8x10 oil on canvas panel


Red Feathered Friend


The Boss




This sweet Cardinal couple comes to visit every day. I just had to paint them. I love their little attitudes. She definitely seems to be the one in charge!
Both paintings are 8x10 oil on canvas panel. 

Visit www.melissaatorresart.com to purchase these and other works.