By the Wayside

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By The Wayside – 30″x 48″ – by Victoria Kloch

The only thing about this painting that was preconceived were my colors. Filling each moment without hesitation I moved forward with so many emotions. I began with dark and exaggerated shapes and I remember thinking what am I getting into here? Working past the initial fear….yes I was scared, I just let this painting become a part of me. The time spent with this piece became a dance with joy and pure excitement.

Thank you

_Victoria

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.

Pamela

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

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

As I write with the memories of a five year old, Pamela and I were inseparable. She was one of seven children. Daily living with many mouths to feed was a struggle so eating fried dough was a necessary staple to satisfy the large family’s appetites. One day my mother gave me a birthday party with all my little friends. After receiving many new toys, the one gift that stands out to this very day was from Pamela. It came wrapped up in brown paper tied with sewing thread. I opened it with care and out fell a quarter. My mother quickly pointed out that big things come in little packages. She was right. I learned a valuable lesson that day. The colors for Pamela are in primarily colors, the colors of youth.

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.

Pam

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

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

My niece Pam is the daughter of Patricia. As a little girl, Pam was always as sweet as can be. When she was young she was my little shadow. I adored her. Her Mother Patricia decided it was time to move back to Pennsylvania where they were raised to join many of the other family members. Now she is a working professional with two grown daughters of her own Emily and Karen.  Though I haven’t seen Pam since the family reunion in the 80’s, we have been able to keep closer tabs by the way of social medias. The spring colors of this palette are for her smile.

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.

Sharon

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

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

Sharon came into my life in the 1970’s when she married my Dad. It was so easy to welcome her into our family. If there is one thing that I have learned over the years, you do not have to be born into a family to be family. Sharon is vivacious, warm and bubbly. She just makes you feel happy to be alive.  I will always be grateful for the love she gave my father. Her devotion saw him through some difficult times with his illness later in life.  Sharon, daughter of Hazel, step-mother to Allen, Victoria and Mette, Grandmother to Tara and Dawn. For this painting I used refreshing colors, cool gray and hues of corals. Sharon, you have made a difference in my life. We love you Auntie Grandma.

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.

Abigail

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

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

Abigail is a Hebrew name meaning Father rejoiced, or father’s joy. Gives joy. Abigail’s often have a deep inner desire for love and companionship, and want to work with others to achieve peace and harmony. They are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They to be dynamic, visionary and versatile and able to make constructive use of freedom. With an optimistic outlook their energetic, intelligent nature enables them to make friends easily.

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.

My oil medium: I use only environmentally safe water-soluble oil paints. These vegetable drying oils have been restructured in water-soluble oils which eliminate yellowing as in traditional oils. It also eliminates the use for turpentine, mineral spirits or other harmful solvents. This is a step that I have taken toward an environmentally safe planet. These beautiful oils will last for generations.

Victoria

'Victoria' 4" x 4" oil painting abstract

‘Victoria’ 4″ x 4″ oil painting abstract

I am a painter and here is a glimpse of me. Now that I am in the beginning phase of my project ‘Women’ I unexpectedly find myself with a heart feeling like a bowl of mush. Stepping out like this is extremely rare for me. I’m old school. I believe that you should never let them see you sweat. I’ve learned my strengths and my short comings. For a time I’ve allowed myself to be controlled by some, but I never let them define me.  I’m sure it will come as no surprise to those that know me, I’m a dreamer with enough common sense to know better. For all my life I have felt like an outsider looking in. I am an observer.  I was a painful shy child though you would not know it today. I realize it effected many of the decisions that I made in my life.  I am eccentric in my reclusiveness, but my true friends understand and respect my space.  My heart aches for others suffering, so the more withdrawn I become the less I have to take on. I am way to intuitive for my own good.  I spend most of my time painting and writing because I feel that I can’t waste one precious minute.

Ok, here I am. Mother of Tara and Dawn, grandmother to Riley, Violet, Lydia and Lillian Victoria and Kylee. Daughter of Betty, granddaughter to Hilda and Velma, sister to Allen, Marta, Kim and Mette.

These paintings have given to me valuable time to reflect. If words could be my legacy it would be this. In the end only kindness matters. To my granddaughters, follow your dreams and life is to short so only allow those in your life who are kind to you.

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.

Violet

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

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

securedownloadViolet is my second born granddaughter. Tara’s first child. I was present at her birth and this moment will be forever etched in my heart. I’ll never forget how I felt as I stood there and watched this precious little bundle wrapped in swaddling fashion. Finally, this sacred moment became reality as she was placed in my arms.  Violet now into her teens is an artist that is driven by something deep within that she must get it out. This obsession is something that is very familiar to me and I believe it is something that you must be born with. On that note, this young woman is bright beyond her years. Caring, sassy and sweet in one small package. I asked her to choose her palette for this painting. She suggested minty, pistachio greens, cyan blues and baby pinks with a oceany feel.

Violet, let’s get together and paint soon!

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.

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

'Do You Know the Way to San Jose' 22" x 30"  abstract painting on paper. By Victoria Kloch

‘Do You Know the Way to San Jose’ 18.5″ x 24.5″ painting on paper. By Victoria Kloch

Title: Do Yo Know the Way to San Jose

Medium: acrylic on paper
Measures: 18.5″ x 24.5″

Colors: Cornflower blue, cobalt, red, orange, gold, purple.

This painting will be sold without mat and frame. Image is for display only. Click on image to purchase.