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Your mission should you choose to accept it - *cue Mission Impossible theme music*....travel to Southern France, unplug the Inter-Web thingy, taste test a few pounds of delicieux gelato, feast your eyes on rolling hills, medieval villages, and flowers, and shop at the local markets until you need to acquire a new suitcase for the trip back home for all your new treasures...!
Why am I going to France? I'm doing a bit of advance reconnaissance for our trip there together for my painting workshop next August! My first workshop is full, but I have a few seats left in my Aug. 4-14, 2015 workshop at Le Vieux Couvent. I've saved some creme brulet with your name on it! Read more....
This is a quiet, protected creek by our house that I like escaping to when I need a break from city life. On this perfect autumn day, there was the gentlest of breezes rustling the leaves, the vibrant fall foliage was at its peak and the only sounds to be heard came from the trickling of the nearby waterfall and the birds’ sweet melodies.
Warm Hearts Stargazers is the daily newbie in Flower Mound Studio, where things are in a bit of a floral uproar, petals flying hither and yon, leaves scattered everywhere. The studio director in particular has been quite helpful as I pack for the dream vacation of a lifetime, a trip to Southern France. This is my first trip to France, and the hubby is going with so I'll have a big strong guy to carry all my baubles and trinkets and help scout out the best gelato in town. We were told to "pack light" so I've pretty much narrowed down to the following essentials: Read more...
9" x 12" textured oil painting by Niki Gulley •SOLD
Day 7, Provence Art Trek:
Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
On the last day of our Provence Art Trek, we decided to stay right at our b and b to paint since it was so beautiful. Meanwhile the photographers explored the nearby area, and others relaxed with a morning massage at a nearby spa. Choosing what to paint was a challenge since the grounds are so picturesque. Myself and another painter set up our easels by this lovely lavender-lined Provencal home, while another chose to paint the rose-filled courtyard and another set up by the ancient Roman bridge on the back of the property. It was a gorgeous morning and everyone's paintings turned out great!
For lunch we headed into the nearby hill town, grabbed a delicious snack and had time to explore the back alleys and hike up to the town's fortress with panorama views of the sweeping valleys and countryside.
If you'd like more information or a brochure on one of our upcoming Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshops listed below, please let me know. We are taking reservations for next year's trip to Provence, June 25th - July 3rd, so please let us know if you would like to join us. This year's trip filled up in less than a week! For more details, e-mail Niki Gulley or go to nikigulley.com/artreks.
Upcoming Art Treks
Tuscany, Italy – Sept. 5-13, 2014 • Sept. 2015
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy – Sept. 12-21, 2014 • Sept. 2015
New Orleans, LA – Oct. 22-26, 2014
Venice, Italy – Carnivalé – Feb. 7-14, 2015
Athens and Santorini, Greece – May 7-16, 2015
The French Riviera – June 16-26, 2015
Provence, France – June 25 - July 3, 2014
Please visit NikiGulley.com (www.NikiGulley.com) to see more of my impressionistic plein air oil paintings.
This new contemporary landscape painting was inspired from a fountain in the garden of the bed and breakfast we stayed at in France. This was in Mane, France at Le Mas du Pont Roman bed and breakfast and was a lovely site in the country.
My husband took the photo and I painted it in the studio. It is available for purchase. $200.00
This painting just found a new home in Dallas! The colors are toned down and earthy compared to my usual palette. Layers and layers of oils were applied with the palette knife so there is texture on the canvas. The sides are painted, so framing is optional....it is ready to hang! Thanks for looking.....Contact Kay with any comments or questions concerning my art. Stay cool. KMW