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Saturday, April 18, 2020

"Soaring Dreams II" by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Soaring Dreams II" ©2020 Niki Gulley
textured oil painting on canvas • 34" x 34"

There is just something about being a kid and laying on your back staring up into trees and the heavens beyond. In order to convey that, I’ve arranged the aspens in a circular pattern to give you a sense of laying on the ground, surrounded by the forest. Using diagonal leading lines with the tree trunks and limbs, your eye gazes into the focal point where all of the elements come together. By choosing vibrant golds and reds contrasted against a lavender-blue sky with gentle clouds drifting by, just adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.

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If you have any questions about my aspen and birch tree paintings, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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