Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"October Blaze" Palette Knife Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"October Blaze" ©2014 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36" x 48" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Just Sold! With "October Blaze," I wanted to focus on brilliant color and simple shapes to see if I could communicate the excitement I feel when surrounded by nature. Using energetic diagonal strokes and thick, textured paint, I hope you get a sense of the motion in the leaves and the power of nature to invigorate your spirit. I just love how this piece captured that essence!

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

For more information on palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Aspen Tree Painting by Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

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©1990-2014 Summer Aspen Painting by Jill Saur,  all rights reserved
My 18"x36" summer acrylic aspen tree painting, "Resounding Joy", was a painting commissioned by some of my favorite clients.  After purchasing their first painting from my gallery, they decided they wanted another piece for a special place in their home.  They wanted summer aspens and we came up with this idea.  Soon after, they commissioned a larger painting for a summer home they were building in the mountains.  How fortunate I've been to have such wonderful and appreciative clients!

To inquire about commissioning an aspen tree painting, landscape painting, still-life or abstract painting, please contact me.  EMAIL  To read about how to commission a painting or to see what my patrons have to say about commissioning a painting with me, please CLICK HERE.

I invite to you to become a collector and experience the joy of owning artwork that inspires and uplifts your soul!  Thanks for viewing, Jill Saur

Monday, July 14, 2014

Original Palette Knife Colorado Aspen Tree Landscape Painting "Being Present" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock
                               


 24"x48" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Original Palette Knife Landscape Painting

 This paintings is SOLD, but COMMISSIONS ARE WELCOME!!

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


                               


 24"x48" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Original Palette Knife Landscape Painting

 This paintings is SOLD, but COMMISSIONS ARE WELCOME!!

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


Friday, July 11, 2014

"Heightened Awareness" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

Heightened Awareness III ©2014 Niki Gulley
48" x 36" • Textured mixed media on canvas

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. I chose vibrant, cheerful yellows contrasted against a violet blue sky filled with big, puffy clouds. And, by arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery are enhanced.

If you're in the Madison, WI area this coming weekend and you'd like to see Heightened Awareness and more of my palette knife paintings in person, please stop by my booth at Art Fair on the Square.

Art Fair on the Square
Sat. July 12 • 9am – 6pm
Sun. July 13 • 10am – 5pm
Capitol Square • Madison, WI
Booth #364

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

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Aspen Tree Painting by Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

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©1990-2014 Aspen Art by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
My 8"x8" acrylic aspen tree palette knife painting, "Joyful Expectation" is loaded with texture and the perfect little painting for that special wall that needs a smile.

I invite you to experience the joy of owning artwork that uplifts and inspires your soul.   I would love to hear from you.  Email me:  CLICK HERE  To see more of my work, please visit my website: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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


“Aqua Dreams” ©2014 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.

If you're in the Madison, WI area this coming weekend and you'd like to see Aqua Dreams and more of my palette knife paintings in person, please stop by my booth at Art Fair on the Square.

Art Fair on the Square
Sat. July 12 • 9am – 6pm
Sun. July 13 • 10am – 5pm
Capitol Square • Madison, WI
Booth #364

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

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Colorful Day by Kay Wyne

Colorful Day
10" x 10" Oil on Masonite
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Image a clear day loaded with sunshine and color.  That is what I was thinking of when I sat down to painting this small painting.  Clear, bold colors applied with the palette knife...no muddy paints.  I hope that this painting brings a smile to your face.  Thanks for viewing this Aspen Tree Blog....if you have any questions, please contact ME.  Thanks, Kay

Monday, July 7, 2014

"October Rhythms" Palette Knife Aspen Trees by Niki Gulley

"October Rhythms" ©2014 Niki Gulley
36" x 48" textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas

I find being immersed in nature can have such an uplifting effect, and I wanted to share that feeling with you in October Rhythms. I chose pure, intense reds and yellows contrasted against autumn golds and chocolates to create an fall forest that vibrates with color, energy and sound. The repetition in the aspen trunks and foliage patterns, combined with the flickering tones of the breeze rustling the leaves reminded me of a symphony in the forest so I titled this painting October Rhythms.

If you're in the Madison, WI area this coming weekend and you'd like to see October Rhythms and more of my palette knife paintings in person, please stop by my booth at Art Fair on the Square.

Art Fair on the Square
Sat. July 12 • 9am – 6pm
Sun. July 13 • 10am – 5pm
Capitol Square • Madison, WI
Booth #364

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

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Blowing In The Wind by Kay Wyne

Blowing In The Wind
30" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
Contact Kay for purchasing information.
Thanks for looking!  Kay

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Buy Aspen Tree Painting

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Summer Aspen Tree Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
It's amazing how many clients in the south, love aspen tree paintings in their homes!  I've found that a number of my clients like to be reminded of their yearly skiing trips to Colorado and the beautiful aspens that adorn the mountains.  

My 36"x48" acrylic aspen tree painting, "Resilient Beauty" is sold, but a limited edition, hand-embellished giclee is available to purchase by contacting me through my website.  I also paint commissions.  Please read what my happy patrons have to say about commissioning a painting with me.  MY WEBSITE   

Monday, June 30, 2014

New "Make a Wish" Palette Knife Autumn Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Make a Wish” ©2013 Niki Gulley
20” x 16” textured oil painting

Reaching to the heavens above, this wishbone shaped aspen tree stretches tall, inviting you to stare in wonderment like a kid again, wishing on a dream. Painted with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with texture, color, energy and movement!

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

Friday, June 27, 2014

Original Palette Knife Aspen Colorado Landscape Painting "Autumn Vista" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

                                                                 
 24x18/Available

 Original Palette Knife Aspen Tree Landscape Painting

  To see more of my work, visit http://judithbabcock.fineartstudioonline.com/

  My daily blog: http://judithbabcockartist.blogspot.com

New Colorado Aspen Tree Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

“Aspen Concerto” ©2014 Niki Gulley
24” x 18” textured oil painting

Colorado’s celebrated quaking aspen trees stand arrow straight in the valleys and
up and down the hills.
Slim white trunks sing out against the forest background and each leaf provides
a sparkling symphony of notes whispering through the mountains.
Flames of yellow leaves flicker against autumn’s burning reds
and the deep, cool blue mountain streaked with early banks of snow.
This painting captures the breathtaking colors of
Colorado in the fall, the Aspens at their most beautiful, the peaceful snow-banked mountain, the rustling murmur and musical sigh of the fluttering leaves.

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

Aspen Tree Paintings For Sale by Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

birch tree painting
©1990-2014 Aspen Tree Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." - Pablo Picasso

I love playing with complimentary colors in my paintings.  After all, they bring out the best in each other!  My 10"x10" acrylic painting, "Red Sky" is a vivid, eye-catching piece that draws your imagination to the exciting possibilities in life.  To purchase this painting, or to inquire about a commission, send me an email. CLICK HERE  To see more of my available work, please visit my website.  CLICK HERE   My collectors become lifelong patrons and friends. - Jill Saur

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Aspen Trunks Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“United" ©2014 Niki Gulley
20” x 16” textured oil painting

Shimmering in golden light, this backlit grove of aspen trees stands tall, united. Painted with extremely thick paint and palette knife, the resulting image is full of texture, color and movement!

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

Monday, June 23, 2014

"Cascading Rhythms" Palette knife oil painting by Niki Gulley


“Cascading Rhythms” ©2014 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. Autumn’s low light casts long lines through the Aspen trees and glowing verge.

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

Please visit NikiGulley.com.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Aspens and Wildflowers by Kay Wyne


Aspens & Wildflowers
24" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
This painting is sitting on my easel...I want to take a few days to look at it, and maybe make some small changes.  I wanted the viewer's eye to look at the colorful wildflowers in the foreground, and then the eye to wander through the canvas to the background.  The aspens have some texture on them....indicating knobby knots and bark.  The leaves are thick strokes of paint....all with the brush.  Contact Kay for more information on this painting.  Thanks for looking at this blog!  Kay

Friday, June 13, 2014

Winter Birch Tree Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Climbing Trees” ©2014 Niki Gulley
40” x 30” oil on canvas

Growing up in the midwest, I loved the first snowfall of the year when everything would get a beautiful dusting of pristine white powder, including even the tiniest of branches in the treetops above. If you caught that moment early enough in the morning before anything had disturbed the intricate frosted web, it was just magical. Then the sun would start rising and peeking through the limbs, and everything would sparkle like diamonds. In Climbing Trees, I wanted to capture that beautiful moment when the sunlight dances through the icing on the treetops and you can feel yourself looking up in wonderment just like you did when you were a kid.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com or if you are in Chicago, IL this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Wells Street Art Festival.

Wells Street Art Fair
June 14th and 15th • 10am – 8pm
Chicago, IL • on N. Wells St.,
between North Ave. and Division
chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=141 
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E-mail - Niki Gulley

Monday, June 9, 2014

"Curves Ahead" Palette Knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

“Curves Ahead” ©2014 Niki Gulley
30" x 40” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

On this trip, it felt like we were flying up and down these curvy mountain roads almost like we were on an adult roller coaster. So I wanted to have a little fun in my painting and capture that sense of movement and playful excitement. Choosing bright vivid colors an curving my strokes almost in a fish-eye composition, add to the youthful energy and thrill of adventure that I wanted to communicate.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com or if you are in Chicago, IL this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Wells Street Art Festival.

Wells Street Art Fair
June 14th & 15th • 10am – 8pm
Chicago, IL • on N. Wells St.,
between North Ave. and Division
chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=141 
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E-mail - Niki Gulley

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Palette Knife Impressionist Colorado Aspen Tree Landscape Painting by Colorado Artist Judith Babcock

                                                                     
  9"x12" /SOLD

  Original Palette Knife Landscape Painting

  This paintings is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

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

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Aspen Tree Painting by Atlanta Artist, Jill Saur

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©1990-2014 Summer Aspen Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
Summer is upon us and I thought I'd share my 36"x36" acrylic aspen tree painting, "Summer Path".  It was inspired by a beautiful day in Taos, New Mexico.  This painting hangs in the home of a collector.  However, it's available to purchase as a limited edition hand-embellished giclee.

Want your own original?  I paint commissions in all sizes from small to over-sized!  Please read about how to commission a painting and what my happy patrons have to say about my work. CLICK HERE
To see more of my paintings, please visit my website:  www.JillSaur.com

Monday, June 2, 2014

"Heightened Awareness V" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Heightened Awareness V” ©2014 Niki Gulley
48” x 30” textured mixed media on canvas

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and the heavens above. Choosing vibrant, cheerful yellows contrasted against a vivid blue sky and arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, both add to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

If you're in Chicago this weekend, and you'd like to see more of Niki's aspen and birch paintings, please visit her booth at the 57th Street Art Fair.


57th Street Art Fair
Sat. June 7 • 11am – 6pm
Sun. June 8 • 10am – 5pm
Booth #706
Chicago, IL • on 57th St.,
between Kenwood and Kimbark Ave.







Friday, May 30, 2014

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


“Aqua Dreams” ©2014 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 contemporary landscape paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

For more information on my textured palette knife birch and aspen tree oil paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Original Palette Knife Aspen Landscape Painting"The Season Turns" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

                                                                      19x30/SOLD 

                                  Original Palette Knife Oil Aspen Tree Landscape Painting

                                      This paintings is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.

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

                     New paintings are posted daily at http://judithbabcockartist.blogspot.com

Just Sold! "Snake Crossing" Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Snake Crossing" ©2014 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 20" x 24" • textured oil on canvas

We spend a lot of time in the car, between driving across country for art shows, exploring new places for inspiration, and traveling while teaching painting and photography workshops, so in this new series I've felt compelled to capture my views from the passenger seat. This particular painting was inspired by one of our trips out west. Not only do I love the various rock formations in the distance and the dramatic sunset, but I relish the sense of open space after living in a city. Looking out on the expansive horizon, I get the feeling that anything is possible and a new discovery is just ahead. All lines are designed to beckon you into the distance, and an upcoming snake crossing road sign hints that you have escaped city life and are immersed in a vast unspoiled landscape. This low angle of the road combined with energetic diagonal strokes is designed to give you the feeling of freedom while driving cross country in search for whatever your journey holds next.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com or if you are in Chicago, IL this weekend, please stop by my booth at the 57th Street Art Fair.

57th Street Art Fair
Sat. June 7 • 11am – 6pm

Sun. June 8 • 10am – 5pm
Booth #706
Chicago, IL • on 57th St.,
between Kenwood and Kimbark Ave.
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E-mail - Niki Gulley