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California _ 48%22x60%22My 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.

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Peeking Beyond the Curtain

peeking beyond wall vklochThis 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.

Hollywood Glam Commission

4' x 5' acrylic abstract with gold leaf by Victoria Kloch

4′ x 5′ acrylic abstract with gold leaf by Victoria Kloch

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.

Playland at the Beach

Title 'Playland at the Beach' - original large watercolor 22" x 30" by Victoria Kloch

Title ‘Playland at the Beach’ – original large watercolor 22″ x 30″ by Victoria Kloch

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.

Skull and Snake

'Cow Skull and Snake' 18" x !8" watercolor by Victoria Kloch

‘Skull and Snake’ 18″ x !8″ watercolor by Victoria Kloch

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.

Untitled 527

'Untitled 527' acrylic on 550 lb. watercolor paper by Victoria Kloch

‘Untitled 527’ acrylic on 550 lb. watercolor paper 30″ x 41″  by Victoria Kloch

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.

Wade I and Wade II

sea view set‘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.

The Highlands

'The Highlands' watercolor abstract by Victoria Kloch. Outer measurements with frame 16"x20"

‘The Highlands’ watercolor abstract by Victoria Kloch. Outer measurements with frame 16″x20″

In May, ‘The Highlands’ watercolor painting will be available at the San Mateo Eichler Home Tour in California.