Saturday, April 16, 2016

New Turtle Creek Azalea Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

24" x 12" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas, Turtle Creek
©2016 Niki Gulley

Painted on location a couple of weeks ago, I set up my easel in front of these prolific azalea bushes along Turtle Creek. The vibrant pinks and fuchsia were so full of life set against the cool green leaves, that I wanted to capture not only that vivid spring color but also the elegant sycamore tree in the distance with its speckled white bark.  Contrasting the height of the vertical tree against the horizontal blooms, I chose this vertical panoramic canvas, and repeating shapes throughout creates a harmony to the overall scene. Painted with palette knife and lots of texture, I hope you can feel the beauty and energy of a spring day in Texas.

If you're in the DFW area next weekend and you'd like to see more of my textured landscape oil paintings, please stop by my display at the Dallas Arboretum's Artscape.

Fri. April 22 – Members-only Preview Event 5:30pm – 8pm
April 23 & April 24 • 9am – 5pm
Open to the public with paid garden admission & parking
Dallas Arboretum • 8525 Garland Rd.

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

E-mail - Niki Gulley

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