All dressed up

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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Lydia’s White Sea

Lydias white sea white frame

‘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.

Sailing

sailing desktop

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.

A re-creation of ‘Transcend’ will reside in Brazil, 7 foot long

'Transcend' commission heading for Brazil un stretched - 48

‘Transcend’ commission heading for Brazil un stretched – 48″ x 85″ acrylic by Victoria Kloch

Home sweet home.

Home sweet home.

The process of creating this piece here was using many, many thin layers that ultimately created depth with a look of an oil/watercolor painting. The rewards of this slow process results in what comes to my eye is a pool of jewels, a foggy, mystical piece that draws your eyes and hands in for a closer look.

Aunt Ruth

 

'Aunt Ruth' 4"x4" oil painting by Victoria Kloch

‘Aunt Ruth’ 4″x4″ oil painting by Victoria Kloch

Ruth was my Grandmother’s sister. I could probably count on my one hand the number of times that I’ve seen her because she lived so far away.  My Grandmother told us all kinds of stories about her childhood growing up in San Francisco in the early 1900’s. She shared about her parents telling her that if she wasn’t a good little girl she would be given to the ‘Rag-Bottle-Bag Man’.  There was one that stood out the most. Hilda was older than Ruth and she was often put in charge of taking care of her little sister. One day Hilda took Ruth for a ride pushing Ruth in a baby buggy up and down the streets of the city.  What a ride it must have been. Somehow Hilda let loose of the buggy and sent Ruth flying. I don’t know who or how Ruth was saved, but I always loved this story.

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.

Here comes the Sun

'Here comes the Sun'  acrylic painting framed in Ultramarine 11" x 14" by Victoria Kloch

‘Here comes the Sun’ acrylic painting framed in Ultramarine 11″ x 14″ by Victoria Kloch

Here Comes the Sun – song by ‘The Beatles’

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
It’s all right, it’s all right

 

Hot Spring

'Hot Spring' 30"x48" modern abstract by Kurt Wedgley

‘Hot Spring’ 30″x48″ modern abstract by Kurt Wedgley

I’ve seen this painting in person and it’s truly an amazing piece. The tropical blues cradled by neutrals are rich and inviting. This composition  is perfectly balance and can be hung both horizontal and vertical.

Wedgley’s signature placed here is a watermark for on-line purpose only.

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.”

The Butter Field

'The Butter Field' acrylic abstract by Victoria Kloch, 24"x 30"

‘The Butter Field’ acrylic abstract by Victoria Kloch, 24″x 30″

I am not quite sure why, but this is one of my pieces that I am especially fond of.  When painting this, no water was added to my paint, so the outcome of this piece looks like an oil painting.  Thank you for visiting. You make me smile.

 

Today is Golden – Sold

'Today is Golden' watercolor gouache abstract  29" x 41" by Victoria Kloch

‘Today is Golden’ watercolor gouache abstract 29″ x 41″ by Victoria Kloch

Title: Today is Golden

Colors: gray, yellow, white and black with gouache watercolor and gesso.
Measures:29″ x 41″ – 73.6cm x 104.14cm

A high energy piece with a balance of soft and intense. The characteristic of the gouache on this paper has a velvety soft appearance. I just love it!

This watercolor gouache abstract was painted on Arches Cover paper. Sides have been masked with a 1 inch boarder of natural paper. Exclusively on houzz.  Click here to learn more.