Monday, September 2, 2013

Plein Air Painting in Tuscany with Niki Gulley

"Breaking Through," Tuscany ©2013 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" • Textured Mixed Media on canvas

This painting was inspired by one of our plein air painting workshops in Tuscany. I've always been attracted to this lone clump of cypress trees, and on this day the clouds in the sky parted just enough to allow the sun's rays to pass through and illuminate the cypress grove below. I decided to have fun with the colors to add to the excitement and drama of the moment.

"Breaking Through" and several of Niki's contemporary impressionistic landscapes are on display at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more information, please contact
If you would like join us on our next Plein Air Painting / Photography Workshop to Tuscany Sept. 5-13, 2014, please check out for more information. 

Other upcoming Art Treks include:
Venice, Italy – Carnivalé – Feb. 22-Mar. 1, 2014 (deadline approaching)
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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