Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop in Paris with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Notre Dame, Rose Window • 10" x 8" oil painting by Niki Gulley
Paris Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Last year on our plein air painting and photography workshop that we taught in Paris, we staked out this quiet, picturesque view of Notre Dame along the Siene. Some painters chose to include the whole scene with river, church and boats, while myself and a couple of others selected this tighter view on just the intricate stained glass of the rose window. After painting the whites and grays of the cathedral in the morning light, I decided to have a little fun with the colors in the afternoon – after all we were in the home of French Impressionism! Working with complimentary purples and oranges created vibrant highlights, cool shadows and contrasting colors that cause your eye to dance across the canvas.

Photo of us painting at Notre Dame taken by one of our budding photographers.

If you would like join us on our next Plein Air Painting / Photography Workshop to Paris June 19-27, 2014, please check out for more information. Register by Sept. 28th for a $600 savings!

Other upcoming Art Treks include:
Venice, Italy – Carnivalé – Feb. 22-Mar. 1, 2014
Paris, France – June 19-27, 2014
 Provence, France – June 26 – July 4, 2014
Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 5-13, 2014
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 12-21, 2014


E-mail Niki Gulley for more information.

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

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