Monday, January 23, 2012

Painting Workshop at the Dallas Arboretum taught by Niki Gulley

"Reflective Moment," Dallas Arboretum ©2012 by Niki Gulley
18" x 24" oil on canvas

This painting was inspired by a gorgeous autumn day at the Dallas Arboretum. I was drawn to this magical little spot because it was so tranquil there that day, that you just wanted to sit and enjoy the scenery on this bench nestled across the water. The brilliant colors of the fall foliage, the crystal clear sky, and the soft light raking across the lily pond caught my eye. I liked how the late afternoon shadows were being cast and golden highlights were forming, adding to a peaceful, but happy feeling.

On  Feb. 4th, I'll be teaching a Landscape Painting Workshop at the Dallas Arboretum. For more information, go to 

If you'd have any questions, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

Or, to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings, visit

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