Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New Palette Knife Birch Painting, "Autumn Crescendo," by Niki Gulley

"Autumn Crescendo" ©2013 Niki Gulley
36" x 60" textured oil painting 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.

If you would like to see "Autumn Crescendo" and more of my textured oil paintings in person, please stop by my booth at the State Street Art Fair in Ann Arbor, MI this Wednesday through Saturday.

State Street Art Fair
Wed. July 17 • 10am – 9pm
Thurs. July 18 • 10am – 9pm
Fri. July 19 • 10am – 9pm
Sat. July 20 • 10am – 6pm
Ann Arbor, MI
Booth #B211 on N. University between Thayer and State St.

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.

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