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.

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

"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.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Perfect Day by Kay Wyne


Perfect Day
48" x 72" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Abstract, colorful and textural describe this painting.  Painted with a palette knife, this painting is perfect for a home or office setting.  The sides of the canvas are painted, so framing is not necessary, but optional.  Contact Kay for purchasing info.  Thanks for looking at this blog!  Have an artful day.  KMW

Friday, April 6, 2018

"Bend Ahead" - New Colorado Aspen Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Bend Ahead” ©2018 Niki Gulley
24” x 18" textured oil painting

Inspired by a trip to Colorado in the fall, trying to catch the beautiful autumn aspens leaves before they dropped, we just caught the last glimpse of color before an early snowfall hit. The combination of golden leaves set against the vivid blue sky, and the cool snow shadows contrasted against glowing light highlights as the sun cast its warming rays, was a symphony to the eye! I hope you, too, can slow down and enjoy the beautiful scenery on this winding journey.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

Monday, April 2, 2018

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

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

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.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Aspen Tree Painting,Abstract Landscape,Birch Trees "FORREST REFLECTIONS II-ASPENS ON GREEN SERIES" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

36"x18"x1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

This piece is part of a brand new 2018 series.
 It is a companion piece to the one posted last week.
They are sold separately, but would exhibit beautifully together on opposite walls or as a diptych. 

Click HERE for purchase info.

Forrest Reflections I




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


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Aspen Tree Painting,Abstract Landscape,Birch Trees "FOREST REFLECTIONS-ASPENS ON GREEN SERIES" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad


FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

36"x18"x1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

This piece is part of a brand new 2018 series.
 I have not painted aspens on green in a few years, so thought it was time!!

Click HERE for purchase info.

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


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Friday, March 23, 2018

"Autumn Progression" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Progression" ©2018 Niki Gulley
 textured oil painting on canvas • 12" x 24" • Framed in espresso 2" floater frame



Flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze while white sentinels slice through the colorful backdrop and create a rhythm as they march along. Repeating and receding, the aspen trunks lead you into the distance, inviting you to take a relaxing walk on a beautiful autumn morning.

To see more of my impressionist palette knife paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

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

Wednesday, March 21, 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.

To see more of Niki Gulley's contemporary landscape paintings, visit NikiGulley.com.















Monday, March 12, 2018

Aspen Tree Painting,Abstract Landscape,Birch Trees "Aspens In Winter V" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad


FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 

Was finally able to get into the studio and finish a few pieces I started two months ago!!


Continuing with the Aspens in Winter series. Every winter I paint a limited number of these snowy aspen pieces. 

32"x20"x1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

Click HERE for purchase info.

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


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Aspen Tree Painting,Abstract Landscape,Birch Trees "Aspens In Winter IV" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad


FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 

Was finally able to get into the studio and finish a few pieces I started two months ago!!
This is one of them.

Continuing with the Aspens in Winter series. Every winter I paint a limited number of these snowy aspen pieces. In Colorado, we can have snow through April, so when everyone else is thinking spring, I am still creating snowy aspens!! I started this years series in December of 2017, and as of March 2018, am still painting them!!

36"x18"x1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

Click HERE for purchase info.

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


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Friday, February 16, 2018

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

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

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.

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Monday, January 29, 2018

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

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

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!


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.

Monday, January 22, 2018

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

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

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!


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.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

"Autumn Concerto II" by Niki Gulley Available at Seaside Gallery

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

I'm excited to announce that Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA is now representing my work. "Autumn Concerto II" along with several of my textured contemporary impressionistic oil paintings will now be on display in their beautiful gallery. To contact them about this painting, please follow the link below.

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.

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057

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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.

Monday, January 15, 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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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.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Aspen Tree Painting,Abstract Landscape,Birch Trees "DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT II-Winter Aspens 2017 Series" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

  FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspens, this is the third piece in the 2017
Winter Aspens series. There are just  few left now!



  12"x12" x7/8" Acrylic on gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

  Click HERE for purchase info.

  Visit http://KimberlyConradfineArt.com




Moonlit Flurries III 12x12x7/8 $135 Click HERE


A Little Flurry II 12"x12"x1.5" $150 Click HERE


Winter Flurries 12"x12"x1.5" $150 Click HERE


Saplings in Winter III 24"x12" $350 HERE


Saplings in Winter IV 12"x6" $100 HERE













Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Aspen Tree Painting,Abstract Landscape,Birch Trees "Aspens in Winter III-2017" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad




 Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"

Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspens, this piece is part of the 
Winter Aspens 2017 series.


  FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

  36"x24" x1.5" Poured Acrylic on gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

  Click HERE for purchase info.

  Visit http://KimberlyConradfineArt.com



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Blowing In The Wind by Kay Wyne

Blowing In The Wind
30" x 40" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay for purchasing info.
Thanks, KMW

Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Sale Aspen Tree Painting,Abstract Landscape,Birch Trees "Saplings in Winter III-Winter Aspens 2017 Series" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad


FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspens, this is the third piece in the 2017
Winter Aspens series.


  HOLIDAY SALE

  24"x12" x1.5" Acrylic on gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

  $425 /Holiday Pricing Only

  Click HERE  to purchase.

  Visit http://KimberlyConradfineArt.com



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Holiday Sale Aspen Tree Painting,Abstract Landscape,Birch Trees "MOONLIT FLURRIES II-Winter Aspens 2017 Series" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad


  FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspens, this is the third piece in the 2017
Winter Aspens series.


  HOLIDAY SALE

  12"x12" x7/8" Acrylic on gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

  $135

  Click HERE to purchase.
  Visit http://KimberlyConradfineArt.com



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Palette Knife Aspen Tree Colorado Landscape Painting "Fall Blossoms" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

20"x30" Palette Knife Oil Painting/Available

Click HERE for purchase info.


 JudithBabcockFineArt.com
 JudithBabcock.com



   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
   Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203
   By Appointment: lododuo@aol.com
                                  303.669.6353


Friday, December 1, 2017

Holiday Sale Aspen Tree Painting,Abstract Landscape,Birch Trees "MOONLIT FLURRIES III-Winter Aspens 2017 Series" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad


  FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspens, this is the third piece in the 2017
Winter Aspens series.


  HOLIDAY SALE

  12"x12" x7/8" Acrylic on gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

  $135

  Click HERE to purchase.
  Visit http://KimberlyConradfineArt.com



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

"Dreams Ahead" ©2017 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.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

Monday, November 27, 2017

New "Fall Jamboree" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Fall Jamboree" ©2017 by Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 24" 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.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Aspen Tree Painting,Abstract Landscape "Standing Tall-Winter Aspens 2017 Series" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad


FRESH OFF THE EASEL...


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life"

Each winter I paint a limited number of these snowy aspens, this piece is part of the 2017
Winter Aspens series.


 40"x30"x1.5

 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

 Click HERE for purchase info.

 Visit http://KimberlyConradfineArt.com

 To view my latest SEASCAPES, visit http://CoastalLivingArt.com


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Monday, November 20, 2017

Aspen Tree Painting,Abstract Landscape,Birch Trees "Forest Flurries II-Winter Aspens 2017 Series" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad


  FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspens, this is the third piece in the 2017
Winter Aspens series.


  12"x12" x1.5" Poured Acrylic on gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

  Click HERE for purchase info.

  Visit http://KimberlyConradfineArt.com



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203