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.

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.

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.

Winter Garden

'Winter Garden' watercolor by Victoria Kloch,  9.5" x 13.5"

‘Winter Garden’ watercolor by Victoria Kloch, 9.5″ x 13.5″

The US has been hit by a cold snap and California is no exception.  This girl is not one for the cold so I’m looking forward to a warm up. For now I’ll just have to settle on my warm cup of coffee. Cheers!

Commissioned Gouache 2013

'Prussian Blue Commission' Gouache 22"x30"

‘Prussian Blue Commission’ Gouache 22″x30″ by Victoria Kloch

Painted on smooth Arches Hot Press with one color of gouache  to create a movement that only this kind of paper can provide. My signature was incorporated into the design so this painting could be hung in every direction.

Joan

'Joan' gouache on watercolor paper, 9" x 12" by Victoria Kloch

‘Joan’ gouache on watercolor paper, 9″ x 12″ by Victoria Kloch

I recently watched a documentary about artist Joan Mitchell (1925 – 1992).  Her paintings were so alive I couldn’t help but to be inspired by her work. My piece you see here is my tribute to Joan.