“Ruby Emergence” ©2011 Niki Gulley
48” x 60” textured acrylic on wrap around canvas
I wanted this painting to be about the power and energy in nature to invigorate your spirit more so than an exact replica of the forest, so I chose to use warm vivid colors and thick staccato strokes to add to that feeling. I placed the foliage in diagonal sweeping shapes to create a sense of movement, so that you can feel the wind gently rustling the leaves and causing them to dance.
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her textured oil aspen and birch tree paintings.
Or, to see more of her work, stop by her booth at Art Fair on the Square in Madison, WI next weekend, (July 9 & 10). mmoca.org