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.
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.
Yesterday we went to delivered and hang this painting for my client. You can’t see it from this shot but the color fuchsia was used in the ‘Hollywood Regency’ style living room and now the painting helped bring that color into the dinning room as well. This home was absolutely breathtaking with all of the exciting geometric patterns carried throughout both of these rooms staying true to the Hollywood Regency era. It was such a challenging piece to create a watercolor look on canvas on such a large scale. She seemed very pleased and let me know that she had been looking for the right artist for 3 years until she came across my work. I can’t wait to receive a new photo of this room once the piece gets framed . . . in gold of course.
Title ‘Playland at the Beach’ – original large watercolor 22″ x 30″ – mid century style
When I was growing up, my parents took us to ‘Playland’ in San Francisco. What great childhood memories of the The Fun House, Laffing Sal and The Giant Camera Obscura that was moved to a new location next to the Cliff House when Playland closed in 1972. That is still there today.
Stepping back in time. I painted this when I was in my 30’s. Feels like a lifetime away. I used watercolor on watercolor paper that I textured with tissue paper.
I love doing this type of geometric work. The challenge here was trying to keep it painterly within the structured shapes. The heavy bodied paper that I used drinks every bit of moisture making it a constant struggle to get any paint movement to reveal itself. I do love the light open feel in the end. Diebenkorn, you are the master. If you were still here today, I would be stalking you.
A home without art has no soul.
The colors: coral, black and champagne.
‘Wade I’ & ‘Wade II’ each 17″ x 23″ acrylic used as watercolor on cold press paper by Victoria Kloch. After completing this body of work I felt like I was looking at waters that you would see surrounding a tropical island paradise. So I decided to name this after my Dad. I was raised in a household similar to the ‘Brady Bunch’ with 2 sets of girls, a his and a hers. From the perspective of my Dad, living under one roof with 4 teenage girls and a wife at times he felt a little out numbered. Fondly I remember him saying that he was going to the islands.
In May, ‘The Highlands’ watercolor painting will be available at the San Mateo Eichler Home Tour in California.