"Skyward Bound" ©2019 Niki Gulley
SOLD • Textured oil painting • 24" x 18"
Just Sold! In this painting I wanted you to feel that child-like wonder of staring up into the treetops and heavens above. Choosing uplifting golds and reds contrasted against a dramatic deep purple sky, I've arranged the aspens vertically and 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. Meanwhile, utilizing thick, curving paint strokes adds to that joyful, playful feeling of hope and discovery.