Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Dancing in the Breeze" Palette Knife Floral Painting by Niki Gulley

"Dancing in the Breeze" ©2015 Niki Gulley
10" x 12" textured oil painting 

I created this painting of purple Clematis on location at the Dallas Arboretum with palette knife and thick oil paint. It was so peaceful in the Poetry Garden, that it seemed like a perfect place to set up my easel. I liked the contrast of the cool purple in the flowers against the warm light of the textured wall behind them. Accentuating the circular design they were forming along with forming curving paint strokes, adds to a feeling of movement and energy, almost as if the petals are dancing in the breeze.

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