Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Painting and Photographing in Stowe, VT with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams


"Split Rail Fence" • 9" x 12" textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 4 - Stowe, VT

On the fourth day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek, we headed to the top of Stowe Mountain to explore. The painters set out to capture this gorgeous forest ablaze with color. I loved the split rail fence lining the walkway. Meanwhile, the photographers and tourists ventured on foot through the forest and then continued to explore by car the surrounding area, picking us up for lunch on their return. 

That afternoon we visited local cheese and cider companies tasting Vermont's treats. In the evening we enjoyed viewing everyone's paintings and watching the photographers' slide shows from the week. Afterwards we delighted in one last dinner together. A great treat with new friends after a fun-filled day!


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Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020


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Friday, February 15, 2019

Palette Knife Oil Painting of Stowe, VT by Niki Gulley


 "Autumn in Stowe" • 9" x 12" textured oil painting 
 ©2018 Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3 - Stowe, VT

During our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught, we painted this gorgeous valley in Stowe, VT with its iconic church nestled amongst the vibrant foliage. Painted with palette knife and oil paint, this canvas is loaded with textured, color and movement!


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Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams


"Autumn Passage" ©2018 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured oil painting 

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 3, Morning Location - Northfield, VT

On the third day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we checked out of our lodging in Woodstock and headed to Northfield, home of 5 different covered bridges. We set up our easels near one of the bridges, attracted to its bright red wood, surrounded by the gorgeous fall foliage. I loved this view of the first bridge framing the second ruby bridge in the distance – something we definitely don't see in Texas! I hope you, too, are transported to this idyllic New England setting.


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FULL - Croatia and Slovenia – May  9 – 17 (or with extended 4 days May 9 – 21 /2018
Tuscany, Italy – Sept 7-15, 2018
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – September  14 – 23 /2018   
Fall in New England – Oct. 2018
Ireland - Aug. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019


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Monday, February 11, 2019

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams


12" x 9" oil painting by Niki Gulley

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 2: Woodstock

On the second day of our New England Fall Foliage Art Trek that my husband and I led, we decided to paint right at our b and b because the grounds were so beautiful. Meanwhile the photographers and tourists, visited the nearby towns to photograph covered bridges, wooden barns and the gorgeous fall foliage. I decided to paint this regal birch tree next to our inn. I liked how it was perched on top if this hill, extending towards the sky. The vibrant yellows and orange leaves vibrated with energy against the clear blue sky, and I wanted to capture that feeling on my canvas. What a great way to spend the day!


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Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams


SOLD • 9" x 12" oil painting by Niki Gulley 

Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 1: Woodstock

This October my husband, Scott Williams, and I taught a plein air painting and photography workshop in Vermont. Our timing was perfect and fall colors were amazing! Our first stop was touring the beautiful countryside and farmland around Woodstock. My painters and I set up our easels  in front of this picturesque barn set in a valley with an explosion of autumn colors for the background. The photographers shot for a while and then continued on to explore more of the area. We reconvened for lunch and that afternoon sampled local cheeses and maple syrups. Delicious! That night, we enjoyed an amazing farm-to-table dinner at a local restaurant.



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Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Day 7, Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams


"Varenna View" ©2018 Niki Gulley • 9" x 12" oil painting
SOLD

Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 7, afternoon location: Villa Babianello

After a busy schedule the day before, several of the group opted to take it easy and join a cooking class while others visited the castle in town and I chose to paint the gorgeous view from our balcony.

Late that afternoon, we visited the Botanic garden in Varenna, which is spectacular with its colorful tropical plantings, elaborate villa, sculptures and fountains, and fantastic views along the lake. What a great day!

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Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Arriving in Lake Como, Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams


Como Beauty ©2018 Niki Gulley • 8" x 10" Textured oil painting

Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Day 5: Arriving in Varenna on Lake Como

Next up on our Cinque Terre and Lake Como Art Trek, we drove to the peaceful town of Varenna at the northern end of Lake Como. Our hotel has the most amazing views of the lake and the colorful town below. It's my idea of paradise!

I love the mountainous scenery surrounding the lake, the unique architecture and the lush foliage that grows everywhere. Strolling along the shore, hopping from town to town on the ferry, and just relaxing on a balcony soaking in that amazing view, are some of the highlights visiting there. On this evening, I set up my easel to capture the soft pinks and yellows as the sun set in the distance over the peaceful village, filling the scene with a magical light.


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Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2019
Iceland - 2020

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