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Friday, November 19, 2021

Visiting Peña Palace with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams Art Treks


 Peña Palace ©2021 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 8" x 6" textured oil painting on panel

Portugal Art Trek: 
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Day 3 - Sintra: Peña Palace

Since Sintra is filled with so many beautiful palaces and castles, one day is not enough time to absorb it all, so we returned the next day to continue exploring everything it has to offer. First stop was its star attraction, Peña Palace, which dazzles with bright colors and fairytale design. While our group explored the interior and its surroundings, I set up my easel to paint its dramatic, red and yellow facade.

Next up on our itinerary we visited our last Sintra attraction, the National Palace, and then headed back to Cascais for a little downtime at our hotel pool and another delicious dinner. 

To see more of my impressionistic plein air landscape paintings, visit


If you'd like to join us on one of upcoming Art Treks, including one to Alsace, France next August or on our Foodie Trek to Tuscany, please let us know. 

Alsace, France - Aug. 2022
Tuscany Foodie Trek - Oct. 2022 (wait list only) / Oct. 2023

For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit

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