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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Textured Hill Country Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

©2020 Niki Gulley
Willow City Loop - 16" x 12" textured oil painting

The wild oak tree perched on top and the Prickly Pear cactus below it just said Texas to me and I had to paint the scene. This was on location along the Willow City Loop in Fredericksburg, TX.
I was drawn to the interesting rock formations and the tangle of foliage that was growing above it.  Working with palette knife to capture all of the texture in the rocks, I used a softer approach with the greenery to show the contrast between the elements. Finally the morning light cast a magical light on the scene that I wanted to capture before it was too late.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

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