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
This set was commission years ago. I came across this when I was going through my files and
I really loved this piece. The painting on the left is 24"x24" the right is 24" x36".
Below they have been installed in their home. What a great room, don't you think?
In the Pink - color field painting by Victoria Kloch 30"x30"
Color field painting is a way to express emotions. It is pretty much a given that the use of color choices influence the way the eye interprets that emotion. If you are a painter you have experienced and no doubt remember how you felt at the time spent with each of your paintings. I remember so clearly the quiet, gentle air of that day. No pressure or expectations of the final outcome. Purely in the moment with this. With a squeegee and white paint I was in the zone of discovery uncovering pink and siennas underneath with a side to side horizontal movement.
Hand and mind connected to reveal something sweet.
Mulberry Row 90" x 48" modern minimal by Victoria Kloch
I have really never been much of a pink or magenta person but lately I have fallen in love with these colors of berries. Add some gold and a touch of lavender and it is like looking at music.
Mulberry Row is not available, but I would be happy to re-create this piece.
Zen Perceiving the Bull - 50"x50" acrylic on un- stretched canvas
When painting this piece it was initially a huge struggle. So much so I have two paintings underneath of what you see here. It was building up a lot of texture for sure. It was only when I lost myself and finally got to the place that it was just me and the paint it all started to fall into place. Yes, for me this has become an emotional body of work where no bull can hide.
In loving memory of Jolyon Pehrson, friend and teacher.
Perceiving the Bull (3) - taken from the master teachings 'Zen Flesh Zen Bones'
I hear the song of the nightingale. The sun is warm, the wind is mild, willows are green along the shore,
Here no bull can hide! What artist can draw that massive head, those majestic horns?
Comment: When one hears the voice, one can sense its source. As soon as the six senses merge, the gate is entered. Wherever one enters one sees the head of the bull! This unity is like salt in water, like color in dyestuff. The slightest thing is not apart from self.
What is the Bull? The bull is the eternal principle of life, truth in action. The ten bulls represent sequent steps in the realization of one's true nature
I Know There's a Silver Lining Somewhere II - Color Field painting by Victoria Kloch 60"x50"
This piece was a commissioned painting that I re-created in 2017. On it's own, white can make a striking statement. By adding a bit of silver to it, it sings with unpretentious elegance of modern minimalism.
With the heart of a minimalist who paints complicated.