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Thursday, May 23, 2019

New "Ready for Harvest" Tuscany painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Ready for Harvest," Tuscany ©2019 Niki Gulley
9" x 12" textured mixed media

We visited Tuscany at the end of summer and were surrounded by grapevines everywhere we went. 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. I created this textured painting with palette knife and a lot of paint. I arranged the planted vines to lead your eye back to the Tuscan villa tucked into the distance. Morning light cast deep 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!

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Scotland - Aug. 2019
Tuscany Foodie Trek  - Oct. 2019
Greece - May 2020
Iceland  - Sept. 2020

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