This blog was created to showcase the works of artists around the world who paint primarily with the palette knife.
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I painted this one last week, at the Souvenirs of Downtown paintout.
Mainstreet of Fort Pierce puts it on and gives us artists a wonderful
time. This one sold at one of the receptions they put on. Its 11 x 14
inches. It started raining when I was just finishing, was very windy. I
loved painting it, the wind and rain was nice and cool.
I did this small study of two of the ducks....feeling my way around and trying to decide how to do the larger piece.
The client was happy with the study and I proceeded with the commissioned piece which is shown below. The reference photo had dark ducks and dark background. She also wanted to include two ducks that had gone to ducky heaven. Below is the finished palette knife piece.
Sing Spring is the newest poppy garden in Flower Mound Studio, based on the hundreds of poppies blooming last week in the Texas Hill Country at Wildseed Farms. My girlfriend and I took our IPhone and IPads out in the field to get as many photos as possible of these pink, peach and red beauties. They even had some hybrid pinks with stripes! Since the garden center closes at 5, the employees stood patiently by waiting as we flower fanatics got those last irresistible shots in. Thanks so much Wildseed for always putting on such a colorful display.
The canvas may be small, but the wildflower colors have punch, energy and a boldness. I used my palette knife on this canvas. This abstract landscape painting is for sale. Contact Kay Wyne for purchasing information. Things are hopping at the studio...pics to come. Thanks for viewing....Kay
I'm honored to announce I've been invited to provide a painting demonstration for the Irving Arts Association this week. This is one of the most active art groups in Texas, filled to the gills with outstanding award winning painters and teachers. I confess I'm just a little nervous, but I'm sure as soon as I get that brush loaded up with paint and I'm in front of that blank canvas, all will be well. I used to be absolutely terrified of speaking in public, to the point of needing medication to get through it. Ever since I began teaching painting, though, it is like breathing. I actually enjoy it. How strange, don't you think, that such a thing can reverse itself? Have you ever had that happen?
We have been leading Art Treks in Venice, Italy for the past 6 years and one of the places that I look forward to most when we're visiting is the quaint, colorful island of Burano. Known for making lace by hand, what I particular love are all of the vibrant painted houses and the reflections they cast in the canals. I feel like a kid in a candy store, not knowing what to paint first. It is such a visual feast for your eyes! I was particularly drawn to this scene with the warm reds and yellows contrasted against the vivid calm blue water, fishing boats docked for the day and some clean clothes drying in the distance.
If you'd like to join us next February in Venice for our Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop, please let me know. For more details, e-mail Niki Gulley or go to nikigulley.com/artreks.
Upcoming ArtTreks Paris, France – June 19-27, 2014 Provence, France – June 26 – July 4, 2014Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 5-13, 2014Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 12-21, 2014New Orleans, LA - Oct. 22-25, 2014 2015Venice, Italy – Carnivalé – Feb. 2015 Athens and Santorini, Greece – June 26 – May 2015The French Riviera – June 2014
Provence, France – June /July 2015
Plein Air Painting / Photography Workshop Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
These workshops are filling up quickly, so we encourage you to register soon!
To see more of my contemporary landscape paintings and plein air oil paintings, please visit my website at NikiGulley.com.
Judy Mackey, Kimberly Conrad, Laurie Pace Justus, Natasa Vretenar, Nithya Swaminathan, Carrie Jacobson, Nancy Medina, Filomena Booth, Ann Gorbett, Roxanne Steed, Karla Nolan, Tammy Hext, Maria Noonan-Mcdermott, Niki Gulley, Tom Brown, Monica Burnette, Allison Pratt, Chris Hobel, Becky Joy, Susan Hong-Sammons, David Edwards, Kay Wyne, Sally Shisler, Jill Saur, Margaret Whiteacre, Arlon Rosenoff, Heidi Lifrage, Karen Tarlton, Janet Bludau, Kathryn Willis, Olga Wagner, Bob Read, Wendie Thompson, Dottie Leatherwood, Greg Martynow Wjas, Anne Marie Propst, Deb Foxen, Kim McAninch, Lori McNamara, John Bercx, Karen Balon, Sheri Jones, Judith Babcock, Janice Tingum, Marion Hedger, Mark Bidstrup, Noreen Coup, Carol Schiff, Hallie Kohn, Sharon Hodges, James Pratt, Arturo Espinosa, Beth Betker