Moving

amber waves staged 1I’ve started a new blog over at Weebly and I’ll be continuing my post and up-dates from there. I will miss many of you and I hope that you will stop by and say hi. Please visit  www.victoriakloch.com

Thank you and paint like there’s no tomorrow.

_Victoria

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Sailing

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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.

Still

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‘Still’ 30″ x 40″ acrylic abstract by Victoria Kloch

I have studied many of the mid-century artist work. For me the best way is to actually try to replicate their style hands-on.  Lately I’ve been studying the work of Clifford Still. If you already know about the man and his work, you no doubt have formed your own opinions about him. I personally found his style of free flow vertical patterns with barbed like endings a challenge. This piece before you was inspired by his work with my own interpretations without copying one of his actual paintings. This piece is available to 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.

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.

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.

Velma

'Velma' 4"x4" oil painting by Victoria Kloch

‘Velma’ 4″x4″ oil painting by Victoria Kloch

Velma was my Grandmother and left life at the young age of 45. For the 4 years that I was with her, she was bigger than life to me though she was shorter than 5 feet tall. My brother called her MeMa, but for some reason I called her Mimi. She loved the water, any water. Ocean, lake, The Delta and was quite the fisherman. I remember one day going to visit her walking in the door she quickly told me to go take a peek in the bathtub. I’m sure my eyes where as wide as silver dollars. I found swimming two gigantic catfish. My Grandma had fishes swimming in her bathtub!  Mimi, you left us way to soon. I still had so much to learn from you. I love 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.