This commission piece is a re-creation of 'A Cloud Above'. This work is 50"x60" with sixteen custom colors.
I'm grabbing a box of Kleenex for this one. Betty is my Mother. There are countless wonderful things I could say here about her, but I’ll steer this in the direction of art. My mom encouraged me from a very early age with all kinds of art projects. I was like a sponge when it came to doing anything crafty and she knew it. As soon as I finished that project, she would have another one lined up. How can you thank someone who not only saw that you’re feed, clothed and have a roof over your head, but gives you the opportunity to explore your inner nature?
When I graduated from high school I earned a scholarship for the San Francisco Art Institute. My mother sat me down and told me that she would pay the balance if I wanted to go. Needless to say, I was too young to realize just how important it would have been to take her up on that offer. Regretfully it was my shyness that kept me from pursuing in that direction in a college where Richard Diebenkorn had been a student as well as a teacher. My mother loved original art. She had original paintings in ever room of her home including mine.
Mom I am so grateful to what you have given to me.
Now, about this painting ‘Betty’. I choose a rich color palette and the dab of deep coral that reminds me that Mom never ever left the house without making sure she had on her lipstick. Mom, I miss you so much it hurts. Thank 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.
A Cloud Above - 48"x48" - acrylic on canvas by Victoria Kloch
This is a contemporary, bold, linear abstract landscape painting. Contact for availability.
#Diebenkorn #abstract #midCentury #wallArt #VictoriaKloch
Glass Half Full - 18"x14" Oil Abstract on Canvas by Victoria Kloch - Sold
The glass half empty or the glass half full. I choose the glass half full. I find that it makes for a much happier life.
This oil painting is finally dry and ready to find a new home. I used a limited palette in prussian blue, deep permanent rose and white. This made for some interesting contrast.
Ticket To Mars - 24"x20" - acrylic neutral minimalism by Victoria Kloch
For availability you can find this piece in my select works at the top of my site or simply contact me. I'm always happy to find a home for my work.
Bluefin - 30"x48" - acrylic on canvas ready to hang - by Victoria Kloch
I just finished this piece and have yet to title it. I'll just call it 'Untitled Blue and Yellow' for now. I'm so happy with this painting that I had to share it right away. Bluefin is available for purchase.
#contemporaryart, #underwaterabstract, #bluepainting, #oceanfloor, #bluefin, #fish
Spring Field - 36"x24" - acrylic on canvas by Victoria Kloch
I have been working on using up the last of the custom paint colors that I made for my last commission that went to Canada. These colors are so beautiful I couldn't toss them out. Spring Field looks like an oil painting with it's rich colorful movement. Contact me for purchasing.
#modernabstract, #expressionism, #lavender, #floralabstract, #abstractpainting
'Yellow Glow - original color field painting by Victoria Kloch - 22"x30" with deckled edges.
I love the elegance of minimalism. Enough said.
Salt Water Taffy - 24"x36" - oil painting by Victoria Kloch
When I was growing up, my Grandfather would stop by MacFarlane's Candy Co. in Oakland on his way to visit bring us a bag of salt water taffy. The colors of this painting reminds of those visits with the most mouth watering taffy that emerged as our eager little fingers unwrapped the wax paper. That was a very long time ago, but the memory is so clear.
Forar - 20"x24" acrylic on canvas by Victoria Kloch
Trying something different. This is my second abstract floral painting with a pink and lavender color palette. I've always adored the work by mid century artist and illustrator 'Vera'. I'm not sure where I'm headed, but I sure am having fun.
With the heart of a minimalist who paints complicated.