Monday, May 22, 2017

New "A Spot in the Woods" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“A Spot in the Woods” ©2017 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 12" x 9" textured oil painting

Just Sold! This summer we visited Colorado to escape our Texas heat and soak in the natural beauty of the mountains. We stayed at this peaceful, tucked away b and b surrounded by a massive aspen grove. I wanted to capture the texture of the trees’ knotted bark and also the peaceful feeling of being immersed in nature. Arching the trunks around the focal point, creates a feeling of protection and also helps frame the subject. Their old red barn sets in the distance, creating contrast against the cool greens and greys surrounding it and addintg an exciting pop of color.


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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

New Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Intertwining Beauty" ©2016 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 36" x 60" textured oil on canvas

Just Sold! Intertwining Beauty was inspired by a recent trip to the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The aspen forest was so dense and beautiful. I loved the pops of vibrant fall colors peeking through the tall, tangled, web of white knobby trunks. Ruby reds grab your attention while staccato strokes of emerald, amethyst and topaz lead your eye around the canvas. I hope you can feel the energy found in nature and its power to invigorate your spirit.

I painted these aspen trees with extremely thick paint and palette knife. The resulting canvas is loaded with texture, color and energy! I've painted it on 1 and 1/2 inch deep stretcher bars, with the image continuing around the edges so that it can be hung as is frameless for a contemporary look. 

If interested in more information, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

To see more of my textured aspen and birch paintings, please visit NikiGulley.com.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New "Life's Journey" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

“Life’s Journey” ©2017 Niki Gulley
46” x 44” oil on canvas

Follow the deep wood’s path and wander under a canopy of sheltering leaves, light shifts through each branch and twig. Long, late rays of sunlight pierce the dreaming autumn forest, as you enter shadows dapple your journey. You are walking down a loamy path, filled with color-drenched leaves that invite you into the purple shadows where you may seek your dreams. This oil painting of a tranquil wood’s trail inspires your journey and your dreams with lush colors and rich images of beauty ahead.

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

Or visit my website at NikiGulley.com.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Aspens and Flowers by Kay Wyne


Aspens and Flowers
24" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Contemporary Landscape Painting
This colorful landscape painting is ready to hang in a home or office setting.  Most of the painting was created with oils and a brush, with some palette knife work on the tree trunk and leaves, giving it texture.  Contact Kay for purchasing information.  Thanks for looking at this blog...KMW

Thursday, April 13, 2017

New "Kid's Perspective" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Kid's Perspective" ©2017 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 20" x 30"

In "Kid's Perspective" I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up in into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and soft shades of tangerine contrasted against a 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 and to direct your eye to the focal point. Utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

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, April 10, 2017

New "Fall's Carnival" by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Fall's Carnival" ©2017 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.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Original Palette Knife Aspen Landscape Painting "Wandering Spirit of Golden Meadow" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


                                                                   
 36"x24" Oil on Canvas
                                   
 This paintings is SOLD, commissions are 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


Thursday, March 30, 2017

New "October Transitions II" - Aspen Tree oil painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"October Transitions II" ©2017 Niki Gulley
36" x 36" oil on canvas

I love painting aspen trees and I usually work with a more primary color palette, but in this painting, I wanted to convey a quieter, more peaceful mood. Opting for calming grey greens, soft golds and reds with hints of teal, Harmonic Hues reminds me of the serenity I feel while walking through the forest on a cool autumn day, being totally immersed in nature, not a care in the world. I hope you are transported, too!

For more information on "October Transitions II", please contact my gallery, the Good Art Company Gallery, in Fredericksburg, goodartcompany.com/gac/.

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

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Original Palette Knife Aspen Tree Landscape Painting "Mountain Spring" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock



    FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

   24"x36"x1.5" Oil on Canvas

    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


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Original Palette Knife Aspen Landscape Painting "Fall Symphony" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock



 30"x40"/ Available 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


Saturday, March 11, 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


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Palette Knife Aspen Tree Colorado Landscape Painting "Along The Stream"" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


36"x30" Palette Knife Oil Painting/Available

This painting is currently framed in gold, the framed dimensions are 43"x37".


 Click HERE for pricing.


 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


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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


FRESH OFF THE EASEL....
 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


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Palette Knife Aspen , Colorado Landscape Painting "Autumn River" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....

    30"x40" Oil on Canvas

    Click HERE for more info.

    http://JudithBabcockFineArt.com

    http://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, February 24, 2017

SOLD - "What Dreams Are Made Of" Print on Canvas by Niki Gulley

JUST SOLD • "What Dreams Are Made Of" ©2017 by Niki Gulley
Four 24" x 24" canvases to form a 48" x 48" quadriptych • artist-embellished print on canvas

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.


Here is the artist-embellished print on canvas, "What Dreams Are Made Of," hanging in its new home!


Canvas Prints now Available:  Four 24" x 24" canvases are stretched on 3/4 inch stretcher bars with the image continuing around the edges to form a 48" x 48" quadriptych that does not need to be framed, just like the original . I have also added thick paint in some of the leaves and trunks to add even more texture and making each print one of a kind. Finally, I have coated the canvases with a UV varnish to protect the paintings. The canvases can be hung right up next to each other or spread apart by a few inches to come out to a maximum of 53" x 53". I can also make other sizes or stretch "What Dreams Are Made Of" on deep 1 and 1/2 inch stretcher bars for an additional fee. Please contact me at Niki Gulley for more information on the original painting or canvas prints.

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.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Original Palette Knife Aspen Landscape Painting “Dreaming of Spring” by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


    FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

    Palette Knife Abstract Painting

    15"x7"x7/8  Oil on Canvas/Available
   
    Click HERE for purchase info.




   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
   Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203































Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Perfect Day by Kay Wyne

Perfect Day
48" x 72" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contemporary Palette Knife Painting
This painting is filled with color and texture, as I used a palette knife on it.  This painting is abstract and is currently hanging in our home.  It has just about every color in it, ranging from dark jewel tones to bright yellows and crisp greens.  The oranges and reds warm it up and add contrast to the falling leaves.  Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing information.  Thanks, KMW

Friday, February 10, 2017

New "Marching into Autumn II" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Marching into Autumn II" ©2017 Niki Gulley
12" x 24" textured oil on canvas

I loved this brilliant aspen forest with its bright white aspen trunks slicing through all of the vibrant red and yellow foliage, contrasted against the multitude of greens surrounding it. The patterns of the trees created a sort of rhythm and I focused on the placement of the ivory sentinels and strokes in the leaves 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 is in full swing.

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, please visit NikiGulley.com.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

New "Soaring Dreams II" Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Soaring Dreams II" ©2017 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.

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, February 6, 2017

New "Autumn Flow" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

“Autumn Flow” ©2017 Niki Gulley
36" x 18" textured oil paint 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 and the rhythmic sounds create a soothing harmony below. Meanwhile autumn’s low light casts long lines through the Aspen trees and glowing verge, illuminating the glorious foliage.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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












Friday, February 3, 2017

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

"Soaring Dreams" ©2017by 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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

“Chit Chat" ©2017 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, January 30, 2017

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

“Sky High” ©2017 Niki Gulley
48" x 24” 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 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.

Friday, January 27, 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.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Aspen Tree Painting

commission a painting in atlanta ga
©1990-2014 Fall Aspen Tree Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved
"A tree is such a rich metaphor in a million beautiful ways.  You can consider a tree growing and consider its connectedness to all things above and under the ground." - Ann Brashares

"Winter Solstice", the title of my 18"x24" acrylic fall aspen tree painting, shows fall giving way to winters first snow.  This painting is about the transitions we face in life and the path  symbolizes the journey we must take through those transitions.   

All of my paintings can be purchased directly off of my website with a secured shopping cart.  Or, you're welcome to call me if you have any questions or prefer to pay over the phone.  Let's connect!

I also paint commissions.  I love working with clients to help them acquire the painting of their dreams! - Jill Saur      

www.JillSaurFineArt.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Winter Aspen Tree Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley

“Climbing Trees” ©2017 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.

Friday, January 20, 2017

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

“Looking Up II" ©2017 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil 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 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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New "Autumn Serenade II" Palette Knife Aspen Tree Painting by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Serenade II" ©2017 by Niki Gulley
30" x 40" original textured oil painting

Flickering autumn leaves seem to almost dance in a gentle breeze. I wanted this scene to be filled with movement and energy, 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. 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.

Or, 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.

Monday, January 16, 2017

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

“Autumn Cascades” ©2017 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.













Friday, January 13, 2017

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

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