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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

New "Ready for Harvest" Vineyard Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Ready for Harvest" ©2019 Niki Gulley
16" x 12" textured oil painting

We visited Tuscany at the end of summer and were surrounded by grapevines everywhere we went, with the gorgeous, plump purple grapes ready to harvest at any moment. I loved the vibrant vines in the foreground framing the rolling hills dotted with more grapevines, olive trees, and plowed grain fields in the distance. Setting up my easel across from this vineyard, I created this textured oil painting with palette knife and a lot of paint. I arranged the planted vines to lead your eye back to the Tuscan villa and then to the hill town perched above the valley. Morning light cast deep purple shadows on the ground and caused the leaves and soil to glow. As a treat when I finished, we enjoyed a picnic of salami, proscuitto, pecorino and of course, vino. Yum!

"Ready for Harvest" is hanging at Seaside Gallery in Pismo Beach, CA. If you are interested in purchasing or more details, please contact them at:

Seaside Gallery
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California
(805) 773-8057

To see more of my travel location paintings, visit nikigulley.com.


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If you're interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!


Venice, Italy Carnival - Feb. 2019
Scotland - Aug. 2019
Foodie Trek - Tuscany - Oct. 2019 - Only 1 Spot left!

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.

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