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Monday, June 24, 2019

New "Gondola Sunrise" by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Gondola Sunrise" Venice ©2019 Niki Gulley
10" x 20" textured oil painting

Rising before the crack of dawn to enjoy St. Mark's Square before the mad rush during Carnivalé, I set up my easel along the lagoon to capture the iconic scenery and gorgeous sunrise. Luckily Mother Nature did not disappoint and the sky was filled with magical pinks, golds and oranges. I love the stack of gondolas resting along the shore just waiting to be taken out for ride. Working quickly to capture the light as it sparkles against the water, I created this piece with palette knife and a lot of oil paint so that it is filled with texture, color and movement.

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If you're interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Scotland, Tuscany, Venice, Greece or Iceland, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!

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

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