This small oil painting was inspired by our hike down to the ocean on the Tennessee Valley Trail in California. The day was pure magic and I can hardly wait to go back.
Kite Runner, 30"x35" by Victoria Kloch
This is my latest painting in my new on-going series of white-line hard edge abstract abstract. After painting hard edge geometrics for the past 10 years I had the nagging desire to create with more fluid, organic shapes. After a year of putting it off, I surrendered to whatever it is that puts these ideas in my brain. I now I can't paint them fast enough before I have a new one going in my mind. Fortunately I can paint these in between my commission work and it feels so liberating to have that passion back.
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#Minimalism #hardedgegeometric #whitelinegeometric #stellainspired
Transcend II - 36"x60" - Commissioned by Hickok Cole Architects | Washington, DC Architect Firm. This was one of two paintings for the Fort Totten Community Center. I painted this piece like a watercolor with thin glazes of acrylic on canvas . Giclee prints of this piece are available.
Atomic Tiki - 22"x30" watercolor by Victoria Kloch - 2017
This piece of retro mania is a mid century style watercolor on 300 lb. weight watercolor paper. I used my favorite watercolor Prussian blue and black ink to frame the geometric shapes. This piece as deckled torn edges and would look really cool placed under glass on top of the background board framing to show off the edges of this beautiful watercolor paper.
Goin to the Go-Go - 32"x20" acrylic on canvas by Victoria Kloch
If the universe gave me the choice as to which decade I could grow up in, that would be easy for me to pick. It is the exact same one that it gave me. When I was little I got to experience the fifties first hand. The atomic retro ads and signs had to have been the coolest! Our mohair davenport with geometric patterns and Bark cloth drapes. Jackson Pollack's design had influence all kinds of household accessories.
Even though I was too young to wear a bee hive up-do and a pencil skirt, I still remember feeling jealous of the older girls who did. Coming into my pre-teens in the mid 60's. White Go-Go boots, stir-up ski pants and let's not forget the hot pants were all the rage and of couse I had to have them too. Those times must have had held the magic because to this day they still hold a strong influence in design. If you were smart enough to hang on to pieces of Emes furniture or an Eichler home or anything for that matter within this era, today they now carry a high price tag.
What is your favorite decade?
A Sandy Path - 8"x10" oil painting by Victoria Kloch
The beaches along the coast of California are breathtaking. This sandy trail in Pescadero was lined with wind swept tall grasses that I could not resist painting.
My lastest piece of artwork is 'Hollow Bean' 40"x40" with white lines. The painting below 'Wind' 36"x36" is also a white line abstract. Their design is strong with the movement of a neutral palette directed with it's white lines. I'm over the top excited and looking forward to creating similar works.
My World - 5"x7" watercolor abstract by Victoria Kloch - 2014 Sold
I don't know how other painters feel, but for me each painting documents periods of time. When I came upon this painting on my sold page, the name really stood out to me. This small little painting has a really big name. My World suggest something very personal. Perhaps when I named it, it was more about the process at least that's what comes to my mind as I look at it four years down the road. On that particular day, it was about purple, yellow and green. Somehow, it was those colors on that day back in 2014 that made my day a little brighter.
Tower - 24"x36" - acrylic on canvas abstract painting by Victoria Kloch - Sold
When I started to paint this piece I had nothing in mind other than my color palette. These colors aren't my usual colors, but I had a lot of paint left over from a previous commission. With a lot of layering and a bit of this and that I created 'Tower'. It ended up having some very cool textures and layering. Happy to say it found a home soon after.
Autumn Lights - 9"x12" watercolor with gold ink by Victoria Kloch - Sold
I've been going through some of my older pieces and I came across Autumn Lights. I forgot how much I liked this one. I have some beautiful large watercolor paper waiting for a project. I think it's calling my name and requesting something like this.
Just Right - 36"x36" color field abstract painting by Victoria Kloch
Painted with aqua, white and gray across the canvas with vertical and horizontal movement. Even with color field painting an artist must know when to stop. This is it, just right.
The BBC's DIY SOS: The Big Build used both of Victoria Kloch's paintings, 'Mind Travel' and 'This Side of Town' for their 27th season - 2nd episode in the award winning DIY TV show for deserving families.
(left) Mind Travel - 30"x40" watercolor - Sold
(right) This Side of Town - 8"x10" watercolor
Tiburon and Tiburon II - Original and Commission - by Victoria Kloch
Last December I had the privilege to re-create this contemporary abstract painting. The original was 30"x40" and the client needed 36"x48". This panting is a complex piece with thin layers upon layers. Fortunately I still had the original and I was able to work the larger one as a reference. Shortly after completing Tiburon II the original sold.
Tiburon II - instillation for High Low Interiors | Michele Rango
Prussian Blue 29.5"x41" watercolor on paper seascape color field painting by Victoria Kloch - Sold
Prussian Blue Winsor Newton watercolor paint has got to be on the top of my list of favorite watercolors to use. For this painting I used it on bright white, 300 lb. hot press by Fabriano. It amazed me how by using just one color could create such depth but that was only possible because of this high quality watercolor paper. When this gets framed under glass, all I can say is wow!
Purple Haze 16"x24" landscape color field abstract by Victoria Kloch - Sold
This painting was in inspired from another hike in Sunol many years ago. We had spent the whole day exploring the hills and by the time we started to head back the sky was starting to change. From where we were, the light was moving behind the trees cooling us from the heat of the day. As we looked up into the vista the view was breathtaking to my eyes where the sky in the far off distance now had a bluish lavender glow.
Sunol - 22"x30" acrylic on paper - sold to an international buyer.
Sunol Regional Wilderness Park in Alameda County, Ca. is one of my most favorite places to hike locally. That is our go to place to get away when we want to take in all that nature has to offer.
Wiebke's View at Point Reyes Station 8"x10" coastal abstract landscape painting by Victoria Kloch
Since I moved back down to the Bay Area I have been to so many beautiful places here in California. For a longtime I have been wanting to document our hikes with an oil painting but never took the time to do so. Wienke's View is my first. What I wanted to capture in this piece are the rich colors and textures of my beautiful state. When I was a kid, I remember asking my mother why are the hills all dry and yellow? She so beautifully replied that they are our golden hills. After that I saw them with different eyes and appreciated the amazing contrast between the sky, deep green trees and our golden hills. Mr. Wiebke your favorite view was breathtaking and thank you Mom for helping me see.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day life.
_ Pablo Picasso
I drew this illustration for a friend on his birthday. It has many personal symbolic meanings for him and his family that I hope will become even more endearing as time goes by.
#Picasso, #Pablo Picasso, #Guitar, #Beatles, #music, #musician
Purple, Red and Rose Blocks #2 - 36"x36" acrylic on canvas Color Field Painting by Victoria Kloch
The first Purple, Red and Rose Blocks that I painted sold within 24 hours of posting it's availability. I don't usually re-create a piece like this unless someone request a commission, but Kurt suggested that I should do it again. I took on his challenge just to see if I could pull it off again.
The first piece glowed with excitement using bold bright colors that I don't normally use. My own insecurities had me question was the first one a happy accident or can I contribute it's success to skillfully executed painting techniques? If you have ever tried to paint a Rothko color field with acrylic paints you will know it's not as easy as it looks. My Rothko studies have helped me tremendously as a painter to learn depth and color combinations that I can use in all of my painting.
As for was I able to capture that same magic of the first painting? Let 's just say, I am very happy with this piece.
#Mark Rothko, #Rothko color field, #abstract color field
'Fireworks' - original ink wash paintings on watercolor paper painted on the 4th of July in 2016.
The painting on the left sold. Soon after the client requested a companion piece.
Each painting measures 24" x 18". I used Chinese Ink painted with a Calame bamboo reed dip pen on acid free, 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.
'Mirage' an original color field painting by Victoria Kloch
Mirage was painted with yellow, white and gray acrylic on raw canvas. I was very happy with this method of painting. This technique is called stain painting and was discovered by Helen Frankenthaler.
This piece is currently un stretched. After it is placed on wooden stretcher bars the final size will be 24"x35".
In the Pink 30"x30" original color field abstract painting by Victoria Kloch
On Saturday I received a request for a custom painting of one of my most recent paintings 'In the Pink'. This project will be to create two smaller oblong pieces to run horizontally 20"x48" across. Here you can get an idea by using Photoshop what the overall paintings will look like though the actual recreation will have it's own unique story by using the same color palette and technique.
Below - the finished re-created commission paintings In the Pink. 20"x48"
White Tide 48"x30" original abstract painting by Victoria Kloch - Sold
My favorite time to visit the ocean is very early in the morning at the peak of low tide. That is when the ocean reveals all the amazing creatures that are usually tucked away far from what our eyes can see. For me, I honestly can not think of a better place to be.
Giclee prints are available for this piece.
Ocean Transcend 88"x77" - commission
As I stood in front of my blank canvas that was way taller then me, I have to admit I was afraid to even begin. The size of this huge piece had to be painted using a ladder and I was temporary terrified. After facing my fears and realizing how ridiculous I was feeling, I started painting. To my surprise the painting flowed and probably was one of my most enjoyable pieces yet.
Blue Zip 52"x78" - acrylic on canvas. - Commission work.
My original 'Blue Zip' was a small watercolor that went viral on Pinterest and is still being shared and reposted. I have since re-created my 'Blue Zip' watercolor several times over and now making those available as prints. Below is the small original 'Blue Zip" by Victoria Kloch
With the heart of a minimalist who paints complicated.