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Monday, April 16, 2018

New "Over the Hills" Bluebonnet Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

"Over the Hills" ©2018 Niki Gulley
24" x 12" textured oil painting

Recently we loaded up the car and headed south to visit the Texas Hill Country to see the wildflowers in bloom. While not as prolific as some years, the thick patches we found did not disappoint. It's so exciting to see a massive carpet of blue across our usually green hills, and I love how the bluebonnets signal that spring has arrived!

Our second stop on our Texas adventure was again north of Austin, along this striking hillside. I was drawn to the one lone tree on the horizon and the patterns the bluebonnets formed leading your eye into the distance. Adding pops of color where the rainbow of wildflowers danced in between the blue also keeps your focus moving from foreground to background and back again. I hope you can feel the joy and energy of springtime in Texas!

I painted these Texas Bluebonnets and wildflowers with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with color and movement.

For information on my "Over the Hills" series and to see more of my Texas hill country landscape paintings, please check out,

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her palette knife contemporary impressionistic landscape paintings.

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