Friday, July 20, 2018

New Tuscany Palette Knife Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley


"Cypress Shadows," Tuscany ©2018 Niki Gulley 
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting

Just Sold! I painted "Cypress Shadows" from the villa we stay in when my husband and I are teaching our Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop in Tuscany. The late afternoon light was so beautiful how it cast its golden glow on the landscape and stone farmhouse, and I had to capture it before it was gone. Long deep shadows from the surrounding cypress trees draw your eye into the composition and set a peaceful mood of the approaching evening. I hope you enjoy the escape to beautiful Tuscany, too, when you gaze at my painting!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

STEPS ALONG THE WAY



Small color/value studies are one of the steps my paintings go through in process to a finish.  Whether painting outdoors or in the studio, I like to begin with small (business card size) arrangements of light and dark shapes.  Having a simple pattern of light and dark with interesting shape silhouettes is the foundation for exciting me enough to want to do a painting.  Next, I will usually do studies like this one to try out the colors I will use and see how things might go.  I've painted so many flops, simply because I didn't do the preparation necessary to clarify what I wanted to paint.  These steps along the way are, for me, what raises my interest and expectation that I will have fun painting.

SHADY INLET
©Jimmy Longacre 2018
9X12 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


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Friday, July 13, 2018

New "Rhythmic Waters" Palette Knife Seashore painting by Niki Gulley


"Rhythmic Waters" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" textured oil painting

Just sold! I wanted this painting to be about the power of the ocean to lift your spirits. Painting this piece on location, I was hoping you could feel the ocean tides lapping on the shore and hear the rhythmic, soothing sounds of the waves cresting and falling like I was experiencing while painting it. Whenever I visit the seashore I always feel rejuvenated, and I hope I’ve translated that onto the canvas for you to experience it, too.

Visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape palette knife paintings.

Or e-mail me for more information at Niki@NikiGulley.com.


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

French Villa, Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones



French Villa
8x10 Oil on Canvas
Sold
This was inspired from our travels across Southern France this summer. I loved the contrast of the warm landscape against the cool colors of the mountain range.
This painting was recently sold thru Dutch Art gallery See more at

 http:\\www.sherijonesart.com Sheri@sherijonesart.com http://www.sheriart.blogspot.com. Thank you for viewing my art.

 Sheri Jones
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams


"Villa with a View" ©2018 Niki Gulley 
SOLD • 12" x 9" oil painting

Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 6, afternoon location: Villa Babianello

Just Sold! In the afternoon, we visited the impressive Villa Babianello, made famous in both the James Bond and Star Wars films. It lives up to its reputation, perched atop lush formal gardens with a gorgeous scenic overlook of the water. After such beautiful views of the lake that day, we treated ourselves to an elegant dinner with another breathtaking panorama of Lake Como below. Dinner was amazing with red pepper prawn soup, scallops in pumpkin risotto, caprese salad and delicious wine to wash it down!


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Vermont Fall Foliage - Oct. 2018
Spain - May 2019
Ireland Foodie Trek - Aug. 2019
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Friday, July 6, 2018

Painting Cinque Terre on Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams


"Painted Houses," Riomaggiore ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 9" x 12" Textured oil painting

Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2, Morning Location: Riomaggiore

After a good night's rest, we took the train that connects the five cities along the Italian coast to the southern most town of Riomaggiore. This morning the temperature was perfect, but we had more cloud cover with only occasional breaks of sunshine. Our painters set up our easels to capture this beautiful view of the colorful town and their ocean overlook while the photographers and tourists checked out the town and surroundings. 


When we had finished painting and exploring and eaten a delicious seafood lunch, we caught the scenic boat ride back to Vernazza, enjoying the ocean view of each town and its colorful architecture perched along the coast way. 
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Vermont Fall Foliage - Oct. 2018
Spain - May 2019
Ireland Foodie Trek - Aug. 2019
Scotland Art Trek - Aug. 2019

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






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Monday, July 2, 2018

New "Marching into Autumn" Palette Knife Painting by Niki Gulley


"Marching into Autumn" ©2018 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 10" x 20" textured oil on canvas

Just sold! I painted this colorful autumn scene near my home when the fall foliage was first starting to appear. I loved the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of the cypress contrasted against the multitude of greens surrounding it. The patterns of the shadows underneath the trees created a sort of rhythm and I played up the angles of the trees and strokes 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 approaches.

If interested in more information on pricing and purchasing this palette knife fall scene, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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