Wednesday, September 19, 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!


Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Spain - May 2019
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, September 17, 2018

Perfect Day


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

Monday, September 10, 2018

Palette Knife Aspen Tree Impressionist Landscape Painting “Pike's Peak Sunflowers II” by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock



FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

30"x15"x1.5" Oil on Canvas/NFS

Commissions welcome.

This painting was donated to "The Dogfather"Friends of Pueblo Animal Shelter Fundraiser

       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, September 7, 2018

  Palette Knife Aspen , Colorado Landscape Painting "Mountain Magic" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock



   30"x48"x1.5" Oil on Canvas/sold

   Commissions welcome.
                                   

       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, August 31, 2018

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

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

Just sold! 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!


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, August 27, 2018

"Looking Up II" Aspen Tree painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Looking Up II" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24" x 12" textured oil on canvas

Just Sold! 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 and golds contrasted against a blue sky with the clouds drifting so that as you gaze overhead, you get the feeling of not having a care in the world. One large trunk in the foreground guides you and gives you a sense of size and perspective, while leading your eye upward. Arranging the aspens in a circular pattern heightened by thick, curving paint strokes, all add to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery. 

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured aspen and birch oil paintings. 

Visit NikiGulley.com to see more of her contemporary impressionistic palette knife landscape paintings.

Friday, August 24, 2018

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

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

Just Sold! 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!


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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Original Palette Knife Mountain Landscape Painting "Rocky Mountain Symphony III" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock



 24"x36" Oil on Canvas

 Original Palette Knife Mountain Landscape Painting

 Click HERE for more 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


"Soaring Dreams II" by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Soaring Dreams II" ©2018 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 34" x 34"

In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and reds contrasted against a lavender-blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by, I've arranged the aspens in a circular pattern to give you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest. Using diagonal leading lines with the tree trunks and limbs, your eye gazes into the focal point where all of the elements come together. Meanwhile, utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

I'm I'm excited that "Soaring Dreams II" has been juried into Milan Gallery's Discovery Show!

Juried Discovery Show 
Milan Gallery 
505 Houston St. Fort Worth, TX  76102 • 817-338-4278 

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.

Monday, August 20, 2018

New "Sky High" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Sky High” ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 48" x 24” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

Just sold! In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the joy of looking up into the treetops – just like you did when you were a kid. Lying on the ground, not a care in the world, you gaze in wonderment as the clouds drift by overhead. To accentuate that feeling, I chose this tall vertical canvas, giving you a sense of scale and perspective. Working with warm yellows, reds and greens and utilizing thick chunky sweeping strokes add to that childlike whimsy and I hope you are transported back to a happy, carefree time and place.

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

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New "Soaring High" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

Soaring High ©2018 Niki Gulley
30" x 48" • Textured mixed media on canvas

I wanted this painting to be filled with uplifting colors and energetic strokes all leading you skyward, to soar amongst the clouds. Aspen trees reach towards the heavens while gentle breezes cause the sky to dance while you lay on the ground gazing in wonderment. Happy hues, whimsical shapes and a feeling of movement, hopefully transport you to a carefree childhood moment where all of your worries drift away and dreams are created.

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

E-mail - Niki Gulley

Monday, August 13, 2018

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


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.

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
















Monday, July 2, 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.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Winter Aspen Tree Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Climbing Trees” ©2018 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.

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E-mail - Niki Gulley for more information on Climbing Trees.

To see more of Niki Gulley's Palette knife birch and aspen tree paintings, please visit nikigulley.com.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Perfect Day by Kay Wyne


Perfect Day
48" x 72" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This large canvas is covered in color and texture. The abstract landscape vibrates with patches of thick oils.  The oil paints were applied with a palette knife, giving it built-up texture.  This painting is available....contact Kay Wyne for purchasing info.  Thanks, KMW

Friday, June 1, 2018

"Embrace" textured birch oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Embrace" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • textured oil painting • 36" x 36" on wrap around canvas

Just Sold! I like to play with blurring the lines between realism and abstraction so that some things are left up to the viewer’s imagination. In the case of “Embrace,” I chose this unusual, asymmetrical heart-shaped composition and teased your eye with foreground and background emerging and disappearing to create a more abstract scene. Choosing fiery reds contrasted against turquoise blues cause the colors to dance and vibrate. While diagonal strokes and a circular composition combined with the vibrant hues, create a sense of energy, movement and harmony. Using all of these elements, I wanted to create an uplifting, whimsical, passionate painting filled with youthful hope and discovery.


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

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"Reclining Thoughts II" Textured Aspen Tree painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

“Reclining Thoughts” ©2018 Niki Gulley
40" x 30” textured oil painting on wrap around canvas

In this painting, I wanted you to you to experience the joy of looking up into the treetops – just like you did when you were a kid. Lying on the ground, not a care in the world, you gaze in wonderment as the clouds drift by. Choosing warm yellows, reds and greens and utilizing thick chunky staccato strokes add to that childlike whimsy and I hope you are transported back to a happy, carefree time and place.

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

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

Monday, May 28, 2018

New Palette Knife Treetop Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"What Dreams Are Made Of II" ©2018 by Niki Gulley
48" x 36" 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.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Painting Classes Roswell, GA.

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." - Oscar Wilde

Well, it's been another very productive week.  Some students are busy with new works of art and others have finished some really great pieces! 

I have the best students in the world, fun to be around, considerate, and just plain amazing.  I'm blessed!

If you're interested in taking art classes in Roswell, GA. please contact me.  JillSaur.com



                                     

                                      








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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. 

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