My latest painting is titled 'The Year of the Ox'. This ink abstract was created on handmade paper by the Indigo Company.
Titled 'Year of the Snake' a 22"x30" ink abstract painting by Victoria Kloch. I'm so mesmerized by the interaction of the ink on this beautiful rustic handmade paper by The Indigo paper company, This is my current direction in between commission work. When I paint with black inks on this handmade earthy paper using the bamboo reed dip pen I am probably in the closest thing to Zen that I can get to. We all need that, right? The final result creates a natural elegance that I'm so in love with. Framing these on top of the mat to display the gorgeous deckled edges with the natural dents and waves of this handmade paper would be the icing on the cake. Thanks for visiting.
Octopus Ink is an ink on watercolor abstract painting. I just let it go with this one with blooms, puddles and drips. This large 29"x 41" painting was created on beautiful Fabriano watercolor paper. This piece is currently available to purchase.
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Puddle Jump - original large watercolor 29.5"X41" - modern minimalism by Victoria Kloch
Working with black ink is so exciting. I love how it puddles, blooms and runs. The results on this hot pressed watercolor paper is simply elegant. This painting is now available for purchase - $726.00. Frame and mat are not included.
Titled 'Ultramarine Forrest' watercolors by Victoria Kloch
This piece was created in 2014. I used Ultramarine, indigo and yellow ochre in this set. These are some of my favorite color combinations. This set is available for purchase.
Titled 'Creme' 24"x24"
This may be difficult to see on-line, but the gray blue has a soft layer of the creme color that fades into the blue. Painting hard edge geometrics is probably my most favorite way to paint. This is available un-framed.
Dancing Barefoot - 24" x 36" acrylic abstract painted with calculated organic geometric shapes situated to make the eye travel from top to bottom.
'112 Days After' is a 24"x18" ink abstract that was commissioned as a companion piece to 'Fireworks'. I had so much fun with theses that I plan to create more. I love working with a calame, a bamboo reed dip pen.
Fireworks - original ink wash painting on watercolor paper 24"x18" - Sold
Painted on the 4th of July. I used a bamboo reed dip pen called a Calame for this piece.
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I love the challenge of painting color fields. Though Helen Frankenthaler was the first to paint color fields, Mark Rothko is probably the first artist that comes to mind when someone talks about mid century color field painting. Why do I find block painting a challenge? Taking big blocks of color and making them interesting by using multiple layers is necessary but the reward is watching them develop before my eyes that I find exciting. This is one of my paintings using neutrals for background and blue for my blocks.
It's Friday. Where did this week go? I have added two more recent paintings that follow the same minimal design and palette as my 'Mulberry Row' seen in the post below. 'Gold Horizon' and 'Two Gold Rocks' are each 30"x 40". There is something soothing and refreshing about the composition of these pieces. They are available and being offered unframed.
The commissioned painting made it back from the framers and installed in it's beautiful new home. 'Catalina's Light' is an acrylic 42"x74" modern abstract framed in a white floating frame. The actual painting was painted 48"x80" allowing for three inches on each side to be wrapped around on stretcher bars. There was so many under layers to this piece that I lost count bring each layer that peeks through spontaneous interest to this recreated piece from my original painting 'Dawn's Light'. With all of the thin under layers applied to this piece it looks like an oil painting. Thank you to my clients for sharing. _Love
I'm so excited about working on my latest collection of minimal works inspired by nature. I have so many ideas running through my head I have to start making notes to myself. I have spent years of studying the mid-century masters and doing this and that. Now I can't help but feel that I am finally ready to concentrate on this project that will define my work of minimalism. As I paint I will share. Until then, I will post some of my older works. This watercolor here is titled 'Destiny' it's a small watercolor with silver ink that I painted in 2014.
This piece was a 48" x 60" commissioned painting. My client wanted jewel like tones with gold leaf foil designed like my original color spots. She graciously sent me a photo of it after she had it framed. This was an amazing project.
Title 'Mulberry Row' 90" x 48" acrylic and gold leaf foil triptych grouped minimalism by Victoria Kloch
Diptych, original modern abstract color field paintings, titled 'Gold Field I & II' by Victoria Kloch, gold and white. These paintings are 8"x10". Paint used gold metallic Winsor Newton and white by Golden Acrylic.
These paintings are acrylic on paper. After completing this body of work I felt like I was looking at waters that you would see surrounding a tropical island paradise. I decided to name this after my Dad. I was raised in a household similar to the ‘Brady Bunch’ with 2 sets of girls, a his and a hers. From the perspective of my Dad, living under one roof with 4 teenage girls and a wife at times he felt a little out numbered. Fondly, I remember him saying that he was going to the islands.
This commission piece is now on it's way to Florida. It was so large that I painted it un-stretched so it could be shipped rolled. The size of this acrylic painting measures 48"x 80". Once it makes it to the framer it will stretch it down to fit 42"x72". The photo of this piece doesn't even come close to showing the under-layering. Since this image was taken I did touch up the green shapes a bit, though I didn't have the time to re-take and up date the photo. I'm hoping once it is framed my clients will share a photo of this hanging up in their beautiful room.
Blue Blocks is a small watercolor painting that lead me to painting several larger works. This piece sold a few years back, but large prints of the original Blue Block are available.
It's hard for me to believe that Lucy and I have been together for nearly seven years. My little Boston Terrier is perfect, well almost perfect. They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks and in this case I'm the old dog. It's high time to seriously work on walking with a leash. For the most part, in the past, she is the one who walks us. Pulling our arms out of their sockets as she weaves from side to side. Our walks for the most part are challenging and I long to be able to just go on casual strolls everyday. When we take her hiking, off the leash, she's great. She listens and there is no problem when called. Unfortunately when it comes to walking through the neighbor that's just not the case. After googling for help, I am finding that all I need to do is to learn how I need to become the alpha dog. It looks like most of the experts out there agree that the struggle we now face while walking my little powerhouse of pure muscle will become easy breezy if I consistently follow through. Eventually this will reassure her that I am in charge and she can simply relax and enjoy our walk. Feeling optimistic and ready to face the neighborhood.
Yesterday our friend invited Kurt and me out on his Carver to explore the San Francisco Bay. Though we've been fortunate to do this many times, each time there is something new to see. Yesterday we had the privilege watching easily one hundred pelicans fly overhead. That was an ahhhh moment. I wasn't able to get my camera in time but never the less it was awesome.
What I can share with you is this photo. If you are a commuter that travels back and forth from Marin County to
San Francisco, you have crossed the Golden Gate many times. This picture here is the less traveled route.
This was taken from underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. From an art prospective I can relate it to a Franz Kline structured painting with strong geometric shapes. The bottom shows the fog rolling over the Golden Gate Bridge
taken from land at the Presidio by the Discovery Museum.
Making the most of life day by day,
With so much going on in the world, it's hard to concentrate and stay focused on the beautiful side of life. I gave up regular television a few years ago to be free of the madness from commercials that bombard us with things that they tell us we need. Now I stream all of my movies and watch only what I want to see.
Like it or not, world events have their impact on all of us. Fortunately, I have my work to bring me back to that quiet space of color and paint making my time even more precious to me.
As I continue visiting some of my older paintings, this one was titled 'California Dreamin'. A modern abstract, 30" x 40" painted with acrylic. I was happy how the thin layering of paint worked here. I wonder, what do my viewers see in this?
With the heart of a minimalist who paints complicated. I live contently in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA. Welcome to my world.