Traveling through Scotland is a feast for the eyes. They have such incredible landscapes, with everything from waterfalls that carve their way through mist shrouded vibrant green mountains to vast open areas covered with heather. This scene just grabbed me with it's myriad of colors creating patterns that flow into the distance with one lone house to break things up.
Friday, May 14, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Scotland Art Trek – First Day: Edinburgh
Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
On the first day of our plein air painting and photography trip to Scotland, we began our adventure in the Medieval capitol city of Edinburgh. Filled with energy, fascinating architecture and history, we were all struck by its uniqueness and beauty. While the photographers shot and explored the city, we set up our easels close to our hotel to paint the lovely Princess Gardens that run through the center of the city. I set out to capture the lush hydrangeas lining this intricate stairway with just a glimpse of the ferris wheel in the background while some of my students did the same and others set out to recreate the interesting architectural details of the buildings. That evening we all gathered for a delicious Michelin restaurant dinner and compared our stories from the day. With sunny skies and great company, our first day in Scotland turned out to be a great start to the trip!
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Afternoon location: Ross Castle, Killarney
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Monday, May 10, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Contemporary Impressionistic Floral Landscape Palette Knife Plein Air Original Oil Painting by Sheri Jones
Contemporary Botanical Fine Art Print, “Springtime Symbols in Purple” by Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry
Think Mother's Day.....so many lovely gift options!
Friday, May 7, 2021
with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Thursday, May 6, 2021
"Perched on High," Tuscany ©2021 Niki Gulley
16" x 20" textured oil painting on canvas panel
Painted during our Tuscany Foodie Trek that we lead, I had been admiring this view from the back of our villa that we stay at over the course of the week. The surrounding scenery is breathtaking with 360 degree views of rolling hills and valleys, dotted by olive groves and quintessential Tuscan farmhouses. In particular, I was attracted to this stone house with its window awning casting a diagonal shadow across its facade, nestled in between cypress, and the rolling countryside as a backdrop behind it. Painted late in the day, the sun was beginning to set creating gorgeous colors in the sky and casting a golden glow on everything it kissed in the foreground. May you be transported to the magic of Tuscany!
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Ruby Trail, Tuscany ©2021 Niki Gulley
24" x 24" textured mixed media on canvas
I loved how this trail of poppies pulled the eye up to the house sitting majestically on top of the hill. It was like a vein of red flowing to the heart, bringing with it joy and happiness. So that is how I want my painting to make you feel.
"Ruby Trail" is available through the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25&sort=20a&page=1&zenid=417ih04llasuk7pl1h0qhj32k1.