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By The Wayside – 30″x 48″ – by Victoria Kloch
The only thing about this painting that was preconceived were my colors. Filling each moment without hesitation I moved forward with so many emotions. I began with dark and exaggerated shapes and I remember thinking what am I getting into here? Working past the initial fear….yes I was scared, I just let this painting become a part of me. The time spent with this piece became a dance with joy and pure excitement.
My client just sent me this great shot of a piece I did for for her Hollywood Regency designed home in California. I incorporated gold leaf in this piece and worked acrylic like a watercolor. I absolutely am in love with this framed. It really was the icing on the cake for this piece and it brings out the gold in the painting.
Purple River 8″x10″, Mustard Line 8″x10″ modern acrylic structured abstract by Victoria Kloch. Small paintings with a strong presence.
Anamorphic Realism Painting by SF Bay Area artist Kurt Wedgley. Look again. This is a ‘painting’ on wood. First of all Kurt always wanted to try to see if he could do this style of painting. So he set out to plan a composition where many different kinds of surfaces would be incorporated i.e. paper with cellophane, glass with the wood grains showing through and liquid.
Transcend III is simalar to the original Transcend by Victoria Kloch which was featured in The Coastal Living Magazine. This has been created with acrylics on a deep stretched canvas with thin glazes over glazes like a watercolor painting. In person this has vibrant jewel-like qualities in a palette of Deep turquoise, various blues, aqua greens, white and a warm neutral gray. This 30″ x 48″ is available for purchase.
‘Over the Purple Hill’ 12″x 12″ acrylic landscape abstract painting by Victoria Kloch
This original piece is available as well as prints.
We’ve hiked a lot at Sunol Regional Wilderness Park in Alameda County located eastern San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. Next to going to the ocean, this is one of my very favorite places to go to with it’s beautiful rolling hills laced with hiking trails for both visitors and cows.
Looking for a name? Stepping outside of the box for me with red and gold. Seems like no matter how much I try to get away from using blue in someway I tend to gravitate towards it. With this painting I decided to put my foot down and go for the reds with gold metallic paint. I’m so in love with these colors. This 30″ x 48″ painting can hang both vertical and horizontal. _Victoria
‘Through the Looking Glass’ 16″ x 20″ modern abstract, soft edge geometric by Victoria Kloch
‘Lydia’s White Sea’ 30″x40″ modern geometric by Victoria Kloch
Lydia’s White Sea
There once lived a jellyfish and a little girl named Lydia.
Together they traveled the white sea.
Though their journeys were vast, they would always return.
It was the crystal sea they loved the best.
This painting reminds me of my Granddaughter Lydia. When Lydia was young she loved to draw and paint mostly jellyfish.
‘Under the Eames Tree’ geometric soft pastel abstract painting by Victoria Kloch
For the younger readers, I probably should explain why this title? The designers Charles and Ray Eames were key players in mid century art and revolutionized office and home furniture that is now considered as classic Eames. To make a long story short, after I finished this piece the title it hit me like a brick. It looked treeish, mid century with primarily colored blocks….yep….’Under the Eames Tree’. Below is a picture of the house that they called home.
In Through the Out Door, 30″ x 40″ modern geometric minimalism by Victoria Kloch
In Through the Out Door is currently available. Thank you for stopping by.
Titled “Sailing’ acrylic on 16″ x 20” canvas modern abstract by Victoria Kloch
This painting sold many many moons ago but it is still getting traffic from Pinterest. As of today it has received 2,661 hits. I have painted several others similar for commissions, but this is now calling me to start on another in a larger piece just for fun and free from the pressure of making it for someone. Because of my under-layers peeking through, redoing this piece is like peeling an onion from the inside out. So off I go to begin a new adventure in sailing.
‘Transition’Abstract Quadriptych paintings by Victoria Kloch
This set was purchased by the company ‘Houzz’.
40″ x 50″ commissioned acrylic abstract painting by Victoria Kloch
From start to finish this painting was stretched on a handcrafted frame by Kurt Wedgley. Working on this large canvas was pure heaven because it was as tight as a drum with no interference of the braces underneath like a store bought canvas.
Titled ‘Green Field’ acrylic glazes, 21″ x 27″ color field painting by Victoria Kloch
This piece was commissioned as a re-creation of my original ‘Taste of Wine’ This one is 36″x 60″ and resides in a community center back East at Fort Totten Northeast Washington, D.C.
‘Still’ 30″ x 40″ acrylic abstract by Victoria Kloch
I have studied many of the mid-century artist work. For me the best way is to actually try to replicate their style hands-on. Lately I’ve been studying the work of Clifford Still. If you already know about the man and his work, you no doubt have formed your own opinions about him. I personally found his style of free flow vertical patterns with barbed like endings a challenge. This piece before you was inspired by his work with my own interpretations without copying one of his actual paintings. This piece is available to purchase.
Abstract minimalism painting, Titled ‘Zen Bones’ 17.5″ x 17.5″ by Victoria Kloch
Quirky and playful watercolor gouache on paper with geometric intent. 5″ x 7″ Palette yellow, blue with silver ink. By Victoria Kloch – available.
This geometric painting titled ‘Peeking Beyond the Curtain’ by Victoria Kloch is a large gouache watercolor measuring 36″ x 29.5″ Shown here with horizontal orientation, it can also be hung vertical. This is available for purchase.
Title ‘Intention’ 40″x 30″ West Coast hard-edge geometric abstract by Victoria Kloch
Title ‘Engage’ by Victoria Kloch. Together the size of this piece is 60″ x 48″. A West Coast hardedge geometric in blue, yellow ochre and grays painted with acrylics by using repeated thin glazing technique. This painting has more pow in person and it truly makes a statement. This is available for purchase.
Peacock Blocks, acrylic abstract, 30″ x 48″ by Victoria Kloch
Soft-edge geometric painting. Available for purchase. Thank you for stopping by.
This geometric painting by Victoria Kloch is a 30″x 40″ acrylic on canvas. The images here shows both vertical and horizontal orientation. West Coast Hardedge Geometric is my favorite way to paint. I was especially pleased the balance of color and design of the finished piece. This painting is signed on the side so that the investor can hang in each direction.
Kelli – 4″x 4″oil painting by Victoria Kloch
Kelli is the daughter of my sister Marta Lisa. She is a gentle soul bringing an air of calm wherever is goes. As I write my thoughts about my niece I am sitting here with a smile thinking about her endearing ways of soft spoken nature yet quick to tease with her sassy wit. A little story comes to mind when she was very young and I doubt that she would even remembers this. Kelli was born with a lot of hair and when she was a toddler it was fine and wispy. So Marta and I decided to give her a home perm. Who knows why she was adorable as she was, and I know what you are thinking, a perm on a 3 year old? Well back then it was sort of normal, but no one would do that today. It was no easy task working with rolling her fine locks on tiny rods and most little ones would get antsy and start kicking and screaming. Not sweet little Kelli. She fell asleep while Marta held her head up in her hands until we were done.
The orangey palette used reminded me of a 50-50 ice cream bar. Refreshing on the outside and smooth and soothing on the inside. That’s my Kelli girl.
About this collection
This is one of many small oil paintings in my series titled ‘Women’. They each represent family, friends and other women who bring inspiration in our daily lives. This project started out as a study for future color palettes for my larger paintings and emerged as little gems. At first when it came time to name each piece, I realized that each had their own personalities and reminded me of individuals that have touched my life in some way.
This is my latest geometric painting. Though I’ve been painting mostly free style abstracts lately, I always come back to geometrics. I guess if I had to put it into words, I love the challenge that it brings in the way of structured detail. If one shape is off, the painting as a whole will be off. The architectural balance demands the eye to travel unrestrictedly throughout even though it has defined hard edges in an organized way.
The floating frame showcases this piece in a sophisticated way allowing the details of the continuous pattern of the painting to be seen. This frame was handmade by Kurt Wedgley.
There it is, minimalism in a complicated way.