Over the Purple Hill

over the purple hill framed‘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.

Untitled 426

untitled 426 gallery WallLooking 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

Commission headed for Tennessee

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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.

Kurts canvas making

Taste of Wine II

Taste of Wine 9_4This 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.

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.

Re-make of Transcend Commission Painting

Commission for 'Transcend' 3'x 6' acrylic abstract by Victoria Kloch

Commission for ‘Transcend’ 3’x 6′ acrylic abstract by Victoria Kloch

This piece will be hung in a community center in Maryland, USA.  Because of all of the thin layering each of my ‘Transcend’ paintings has taken on their own unique personality.

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.

From a Working Artist Perspective

Jenn's color paletteMy 2015 is off to a promising start. Two commissions have just been presented to me one of which is from France the other in the USA.  As I work on the color palette for one of my client’s to choose from, I thought of the struggles that every working artist faces. Yes, I’m sure we have all heard the words starving artist.

When someone purchases a piece of art, they are making an investment. Today’s artists are the future Mark Rothkos, De Koonings . . . Monets and Vincent Van Goghs. Dear troubled Van Gogh only sold one or two paintings in his entire life.

It is safe to say that back in the day their work was not being sold for millions of dollars. Now a Rothko color field piece went for $75 million at Sotherbys.

Buyers if you can find an artist who you love their work. An artist that is actively and consistently painting, don’t just admire their work, please buy it. Down the road your investment could bring an abundant return.

For those collectors who have purchased my work, I thank you for not only helping me put food on my table, but allowing me to continue to nourish the drive within.

I hope you all have a happy and prosperous 2015.

_Victoria

Edna

‘Edna’ 4″ x 4″ oil painting by Victoria Kloch

Edna and Pete were a retired couple who lived across the street. They became surrogate grandparents to my young daughters. Edna always made an extra cup of pudding for each girl waiting for their visit. When my girls were small, I tried to limit their television viewing. Everyday at a 3:00 I noticed the girls asking if they could go visit Edna. Like clock work, again Dawn asked if she could go see Edna. I was curious as to why 3:00? I took my own little walk and peeked inside Edna’s front door. There they were. Tara, Dawn and the T.V.  It’s hard to imagine Edna without Pete. They came into this young mother’s life loving us as family. Edna and Pete, God’s love supreme.  Yellow was the color of their home.

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.

Ruth

'Ruth' 4" x 4" oil painting abstract by Victoria Kloch

‘Ruth’ 4″ x 4″ oil painting abstract by Victoria Kloch

Ruth is one of the ten children of Barbara. Ruth is caring and gentle. Her ways are direct and she lives her life to the fullest while living and making friends all over the world. Ruth’s impressive achievements include a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry/Bio-chemistry from Stanford. By following her calling she also graduated with a Diploma in Nursing from Hamot Hospital School in Nursing. It comes as no surprise that Ruth choose a profession where she could dedicate her life in caring for others. The palette used for this painting consist of white and Prussian blue. The composition reflects Ruth’s free spirit and strength.

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.

Daisy

'Daisy' 4" x 4" oil painting by Victoria Kloch

‘Daisy’ 4″ x 4″ oil painting by Victoria Kloch

Daisy became my Grandmother when my mother married Marta Lisa’s and Kimberly’s Dad. She was welcoming to her new family members and she made me feel special as if I was her own. If you were in the mood for Jello, just go visit Grandma Daisy.  This was her daily staple. When I think of her, I remember her bubbly soft-spoken personality. She always wore beautiful tweed plaid wool skirts and tidy button down coordinated sweaters. This was her signature, her style, smart and well put together.  I choose white and soft pastel colors for Daisy’s palette, it reminds me of her pearl necklace. I miss you Grandma Daisy.

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.

Quinn

'Quinn' 4" x 4" oil painting by Victoria Kloch

‘Quinn’ 4″ x 4″ oil painting by Victoria Kloch

I love this name. Quinn is drawn from the Gaelic surname, O’Cuinn, Quinn represents wisdom and intelligence. People with this name often have a deep inner desire to create and express themselves, with public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They are drawn to the arts, and often enjoy life immensely. They are often the center of attention, and enjoy careers that put them in the limelight. Quinn’s also yearn to have beauty around them in their home and work environment.

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.

Dolores

'Dolores' 4" x 4" oil painting by Victoria Kloch

‘Dolores’ 4″ x 4″ oil painting by Victoria Kloch

Dolores is one of the ten children of Barbara. She lived in Upstate New York so I never had the chance to get to know her. I did meet her when we went to the family reunion. What an unforgettable trip that was. It took us three days of non stop driving to get there from California to meet family that I had heard about for years. The icing on the cake was getting to see the one room school-house where the ten children were raised.  My palette inspired by her green rolling countryside and yellow for her warmth as she welcomed us into her home.

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.

Ann

'Ann' 4" x 4" oil painting by Victoria Kloch

‘Ann’ 4″ x 4″ oil painting by Victoria Kloch

Ann, the ninth of the ten children of Barbara.  I spent quite a bit of time with Ann when I was young.  She lived in a world of books. In those days, she found shelter and adventure through the writing of others. Ann and I had our shyness in common, so I thought it would take time before I could get to know her. Instead, it was only a brief time  before we both enjoyed each other’s company. After Mother passed, Ann moved back East where she grew up . Though I haven’t seen her for many years, I know we could pick up where we left off. For you Ann, I give a palette of blue sky and sunshine.

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.

Marion

'Marion' 4" x 4" oil painting by Victoria Kloch

‘Marion’ 4″ x 4″ oil painting by Victoria Kloch

My Aunt Marion,  like a breath of fresh air,  a walk in the park.  Everyone loved her. Her smile, oh her smile and her sweet little giggle. I see her in Donna.  As a child I remember going to her home in the summer eating warm figs off her huge fig tree.  More than my own childhood memories, this sweet little thing was a testimony to true humanity. When ‘Aids’ first hit the gay community with a vengeance, everyone was treating the stricken like lepers. It was Marion who volunteered fearlessly to help the shut-ins with this illness. Marion mother to Donna, Linda and Wally. Loved by all that were fortunate enough to meet her.

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.

Olivia

'Olivia' 4" x 4" oil painting by Victoria Kloch

‘Olivia’ 4″ x 4″ oil painting by Victoria Kloch

Olivia would be analytical and smart as a whip. Her favorite pass time would be taking long hikes. This free-thinker is dependent to no one. I love the softness of this palette, I plan to do more.

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.

Dolly

'Dolly' 4" x 4" oil painting by Victoria Kloch

‘Dolly’ 4″ x 4″ oil painting by Victoria Kloch

Dolly was my great-aunt. She was my grandmother Velma’s sister, my mother’s Aunt. My memory of Dolly is only through the eyes of a little girl. She had meticulous painted eyebrows and red lips. She would come to visit with happy and jolly Uncle Charlie. He always had a cigar going and made us laugh. The yellow in this painting was inspired by her dress. It seems that she wore yellow.

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.