One

'One' original black on white ink wash painting by Victoria Kloch

‘One’ original black on white ink wash painting by Victoria Kloch

This is a DIY story behind my series of ink washes. I love the black ink against the natural white watercolor paper.  I felt that having my own chop stamp in red would be the icing on the cake. So I set out to order one on-line. The personalized stamp was to come from China. Well, I waited and I waited. It never arrived. My Kurt knew how important it was for me to see this project through to completion with this one small red embellishment. He set the wheels in motion and he made one just for me. My personal chop stamp has become the most meaningful part of this work of ink washes. I doubt that anyone on the planet has one made of industrial aluminum and it is as modern as you can possibly get. He carved a symbol for the meaning of my name which stands for Victory, and there you have it. It is true, all good things come for those who wait.

_Victoria K

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Ink Wash 3

'Ink Wash 3' 16"x20" presentation on watercolor paper by Victoria Kloch

‘Ink Wash 3’ 16″x20″ presentation on watercolor paper by Victoria Kloch

A small morsel taken from the Zen writings in  Zen Flesh Zen Bones

2. Finding a Diamond on a Muddy Road

Gudo smiled. “Everything in this life is impermanent,”he explained. “Life is very brief. If you keep on gambling and drinking, you will have no time left to accomplish anything else, and you will cause your family to suffer too.” The perception of the husband awoke as if from a dream. “Your are right,” he declared. “How can I ever repay you for this wonderful teaching! Let me see you off and carry your things in a little way.”

Ink Wash 1

Ink Wash 1, 16"x20" modern abstract ink series by Victoria Kloch

Ink Wash 1, 16″x20″ modern abstract ink series by Victoria Kloch

I am currently working with ink. This is a very exciting direction for me. I find this a valuable way to study hue and composition in modern abstract painting. I have quite a few completed so I’ll be posting more as time goes by. In my heart, I am a minimalist though I fight the tendency to get complicated in my work. So, this is a good exercise for me just as much as it plays a calming, relaxing moment in time.

“If we study Japanese Art, we see a man who is undoubtedly wise, philosophic and intelligent, who spends his time doing what? In studying the distance between the earth and the moon? No. In studying Bismark’s policy? No. He studies a single blade of grass.” _Vincent Van Gogh