Monday, July 23, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

New Tuscany Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Cypress Shadows," Tuscany ©2018 Niki Gulley 
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting

Just Sold! I painted "Cypress Shadows" from the villa we stay in when my husband and I are teaching our Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop in Tuscany. The late afternoon light was so beautiful how it cast its golden glow on the landscape and stone farmhouse, and I had to capture it before it was gone. Long deep shadows from the surrounding cypress trees draw your eye into the composition and set a peaceful mood of the approaching evening. I hope you enjoy the escape to beautiful Tuscany, too, when you gaze at my painting!

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Vermont Fall Foliage - Oct. 2018
Spain - May 2019
Ireland Foodie Trek - Aug. 2019
Scotland Art Trek - Aug. 2019

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

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The Beatles art painting John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison Paintings by Debra Hurd



 48"x36x1.5" Oil on Canvas

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

New Tuscany Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Peaceful Pursuit," Tuscany ©2018 Niki Gulley
 30" x 48” textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

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.

Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, "Neil Young" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


 Oil on Canvas-sold/Commissions Welcome!

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Monday, July 16, 2018

"Reflective Radiance" textured oil painting of Monet's Garden by Niki Gulley

SOLD • "Reflective Radiance" ©2018 Niki Gulley
Two 48" x 18" canvases with one 48" x 30" canvas in the middle to form a 48" x 66" triptych
Textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Just Sold! I decided it would be a fun challenge to create an extremely large painting, and I wanted the final piece to be very uplifting, colorful and full of energy. Opting for warm colors and working with extremely thick paint and palette knives, I chose this lily pond reference from our visit to Monet's Gardens in Giverny, France. The grounds were breathtaking and I could actually see his paintings come to life. I was drawn to the energetic flow and yet calming serenity in this view, and I positioned the water lilies and my paint strokes in a curving pattern to add to that mood. The morning light peeking through the distant foliage added to a sense of mystery and promise that I wanted to capture in paint, and share with you that feeling of hope.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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Palette Knife Fine Art Portrait Oil Painting, "Tesla" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd


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Friday, July 13, 2018

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

"Rhythmic Waters" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" 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, 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.

Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, Duke Ellington, "The Duke" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd




 FRESH OFF THE EASEL-JULY 2018

 30"x24"Oil on Canvas-Available HERE

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New "Autumn Cascades" Palette Knife Aspen Painting by Niki Gulley

“Autumn Cascades” ©2018 Niki Gulley
12” x 24” textured oil on canvas

Water pounds its way down the falls: cascading, rushing, charging into the riverbed -- flowing over rocks, swiftly moving forward. Untamed, the surge finds its way over, under, around the boulder-strewn river. Tumbling waters drive up mists above the falls, the rhythmic sounds create a soothing harmony below, while autumn colors glow as we peer through the tangle of textured Aspen trees.

If you have any questions about Autumn Cascades or my palette knife Aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, "Flaco Jimenez" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd




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Monday, July 9, 2018

Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Villa with a View" ©2018 Niki Gulley 
SOLD • 12" x 9" oil painting

Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 6, afternoon location: Villa Babianello

Just Sold! In the afternoon, we visited the impressive Villa Babianello, made famous in both the James Bond and Star Wars films. It lives up to its reputation, perched atop lush formal gardens with a gorgeous scenic overlook of the water. After such beautiful views of the lake that day, we treated ourselves to an elegant dinner with another breathtaking panorama of Lake Como below. Dinner was amazing with red pepper prawn soup, scallops in pumpkin risotto, caprese salad and delicious wine to wash it down!


If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. 
Spaces are filling up quickly, so don't wait!


Vermont Fall Foliage - Oct. 2018
Spain - May 2019
Ireland Foodie Trek - Aug. 2019
Scotland Art Trek - 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.

Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, Ray Charles “Dear Brother Ray" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd




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Friday, July 6, 2018

Painting Cinque Terre on Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Painted Houses," Riomaggiore ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" Textured oil painting

Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2, Morning Location: Riomaggiore

After a good night's rest, we took the train that connects the five cities along the Italian coast to the southern most town of Riomaggiore. This morning the temperature was perfect, but we had more cloud cover with only occasional breaks of sunshine. Our painters set up our easels to capture this beautiful view of the colorful town and their ocean overlook while the photographers and tourists checked out the town and surroundings. 


When we had finished painting and exploring and eaten a delicious seafood lunch, we caught the scenic boat ride back to Vernazza, enjoying the ocean view of each town and its colorful architecture perched along the coast way. 
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If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know. 
Spaces are filling up quickly, so don't wait!


Vermont Fall Foliage - Oct. 2018
Spain - May 2019
Ireland Foodie Trek - Aug. 2019
Scotland Art Trek - 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.

Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, Stevie Ray Vaughn “Fringe” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd




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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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

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

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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COLLAGE No. 34 by Linda Popple

6 x 6 in
Collage on Cradled Wood Panel

Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, “Johnny Lee Hooker” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd




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Monday, July 2, 2018

New "Marching into Autumn" Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

"Marching into Autumn" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 10" x 20" textured oil on canvas

Just sold! I painted this colorful autumn scene near my home when the fall foliage was first starting to appear. I loved the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of the cypress contrasted against the multitude of greens surrounding it. The patterns of the shadows underneath the trees created a sort of rhythm and I played up the angles of the trees and strokes to add to that feeling of a driving beat. I hope you, too, can feel the energy and joy of being surrounded by nature as autumn approaches.

If interested in more information on pricing and purchasing this palette knife fall scene, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, “Bb King” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd




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Friday, June 29, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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

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

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.

COLLAGE No. 33 by Linda Popple

6 x 6 in
Collage on Cradled Wood Panel

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




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Monday, June 25, 2018

"Ruby Smiles" Palette Knife Poppy Painting by Niki Gulley

"Ruby Smiles" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 10" x 16" textured oil painting

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

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

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COLLAGE No. 32 by Linda Popple

6 x 6 in
Collage on Cradled Wood Panel

Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, Kris Kristofferson “Kris” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



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Friday, June 22, 2018

Palette Knife Musician Art Portrait Oil Painting, Willie Nelson “Willie” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd



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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Visiting Montepulciano and Wine Tasting in Tuscany with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

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

Day 2:  TUSCANY ART TREK - Montepulciano
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Just Sold! On the second day of our Tuscany Art Trek, we set up our easels at a scenic overlook in Montepulciano while the photographers went exploring. The view of the valley below is gorgeous with miles of olive groves and vineyards stretching to the horizon. I chose to paint the blue-domed duomo below set amid the rolling hills and perfectly planted rows about to be harvested. In the afternoon, we visited two wineries and sampled some amazing red wines and the region's prized Vin Santo. Another fantastic day in Tuscany!


If you'd like to join us on one of our Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops or Foodie Treks, please let me know. Check out ArtTreks.org for details.

E-mail me at Niki@NikiGulley.com for more information.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sold. Father's Day Commission, Melissa A. Torres, 11x14 acrylic on canvas



Fathers Day commission.
This was the first time I did a portrait with two subjects. It was a challenge, but I like the way it turned out. More importantly, so did the client and the recipient and I have been asked to paint another!




Rainy City Painting, Abstract Cityscape, Figurative Umbrella "Rainy Day People #4" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Oil on Canvas

 Cityscape, Rainy City,Umbrella, Woman With Umbrella

 48"x24" SOLD/ Purchase a FINE ART PRINT HERE

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley Receives "Best in Show"


©2018 Niki Gulley • textured oil paintings

I'm so excited and honored to have received "Best in Show" at Webster Groves Art Fair this summer!

In my work I strive to capture the vibrant energy and intrinsic beauty of our natural surroundings so as to uplift one's spirits and suggest childlike wonder. In order to achieve the desired mood for my work, I combine an impressionistic flair for painting with a sculptor-like technique by applying paint thickly using palette knives, thereby creating multi-dimensional images. The resulting style achieves a richness of depth that explodes with color, flows with light, and evokes an emotional response. By utilizing vivid hues and contrasting the play of light and shadow to create drama, my broad energetic strokes add to a sense of vitality and motion, bringing my landscapes to life.  

For more information on contemporary impressionistic palette knife paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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

Monday, June 18, 2018

Rainy City Painting, Abstract Cityscape, Figurative Umbrella "Rainy Day People #3" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Oil on Canvas

Cityscape, Rainy City,Umbrella, Woman With Umbrella

48"x24" SOLD/Commissions Welcome

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Friday, June 15, 2018

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

Fall Carnival ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 40" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

Just Sold! 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.

Rainy City Painting, Abstract Cityscape, Figurative Umbrella "Rainy Day People #2" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Oil on Canvas

Cityscape, Rainy City,Umbrella, Woman With Umbrella

36"x24" SOLD/Commissions Welcome

Cityscape, Rainy City, Purple Umbrella, Woman With Umbrella

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"Reflective Radiance" textured oil painting of Monet's Garden by Niki Gulley

"Reflective Radiance" ©2018 Niki Gulley
Two 48" x 18" canvases with one 48" x 30" canvas in the middle to form a 48" x 66" triptych
Textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

I decided it would be a fun challenge to create an extremely large painting, and I wanted the final piece to be very uplifting, colorful and full of energy. Opting for warm colors and working with extremely thick paint and palette knives, I chose this lily pond reference from our visit to Monet's Gardens in Giverny, France. The grounds were breathtaking and I could actually see his paintings come to life. I was drawn to the energetic flow and yet calming serenity in this view, and I positioned the water lilies and my paint strokes in a curving pattern to add to that mood. The morning light peeking through the distant foliage added to a sense of mystery and promise that I wanted to capture in paint, and share with you that feeling of hope.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

Visit NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.





Rainy City Painting, Abstract Cityscape, Figurative Umbrella "Woman With Purple Umbrella" by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Oil on Canvas

Cityscape, Rainy City, Purple Umbrella, Woman With Umbrella

SOLD

Fine Art Prints are available HERE

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Monday, June 11, 2018

"X Marks the Spot" Fall Foliage Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"X Marks the Spot" ©2018 by Niki Gulley
SOLD • 16" x 20" original textured oil painting

Just Sold! I painted this piece on location when the fall colors were starting to peak in all of their glory.  I was drawn to how the autumn leaves glowed when back lit by the sun and the water’s surface reflected brilliantly where the light raked across it. Off in the distance, two trees criss crossed almost like they were marking this spot for me to paint! There was a peacefulness created by the rhythmic sounds of the trickling water, and I hope you are transported to this place where all of your cares drift away.

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

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

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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