Sunday, September 25, 2016

Blue Jay Moon Rays

Blue Jay Moon Rays painting by artist aaron kloss, painting of a blue jay, golden maple tree painting, paintings by aaron kloss, sivertson gallery
This piece, titled Blue Jay Moon Rays, measures 8x10" and is a new acrylic on canvas recently delivered to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais. There has been many blue jays flying around my house, making lots of noise and chasing all the birds away. They sure are a pretty bird with their blue coloring, and impressive in size, and they are fun to paint. In this case, this blue jay is backlit by a moon, and is perched on a golden maple tree ... what a peaceful setting for such a noisy bird. :)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves painting by artist aaron kloss, painting of maples in fall, painting of leaves falling, falling leaves, colorful leaves, pointillism
'Falling Leaves'
Today's piece, titled Falling Leaves, is a new 40x30" acrylic on canvas recently brought in to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN. This fun piece features a rich brown maple forest with colorful red, orange, and gold leaves. The maples at the top are decked out in color, and their leaves are quietly falling across the painting towards the forest floor which is covered in leaves. The distant ridges match the colorful spectacle, and the rich windsor blue provides a complementary background to the whole piece. The color saturation is intense in this piece, pointing towards the most colorful time of the year, the autumn season, and the deep blue sky is a reminder of the snowy season that follows. Hope you get to enjoy all the seasons have to offer this year.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Golden Dee Series


Golden Chickadee Numbers 1-3

Golden Chickadee Numbers 1-3
Today's paintings are titled Golden Dee Numbers 1-3 respectively, and measure 6x6" each. These acrylics on canvas have for a subject the chickadee, perched on a golden birch branch with a rich cobalt sky behind them. I paint a lot of birds, and always enjoy the expressions the birds often take. Usually this is by accident, but just a slight angle of the brushstroke can determine if a bird happy, sad, angry, or curious. I'll let you decide what you think these birds are feeling, and if you're feeling like collecting these, they were recently delivered to Lizzards Gallery in Duluth, MN

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Ultra Marine Moon

Ultra Marine Moon acrylic painting by aaron kloss, painting of moon over lake, pointillism, night painting, duluth art, explore minnesota
'Ultra Marine Moon'
This piece includes a favorite things of mine ... the moon, night skies, lakes, and ultramarine blue. This piece is titled Ultra Marine Moon and is 6x18", acrylic on canvas, recently brought in to Lizzards Gallery in Duluth, MN. Rich ultra marine blue fills the skies and waters, with the horizon line of rocks breaking the plane from skies to distorted water ripples, and the moon shines bright in the sky, along with the stars and distant blue ridges .. just a few of my favorite things.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Cardinals on Gold

Cardinals on gold painting by artist aaron kloss, painting of cardinals, painting of tiny cardinals, pointillism, aaron kloss, duluth artist, duluth gallery, birch cardinal, gold, northern mn
'Cardinals on Gold'
Today's piece is titled Cardinals on Gold, and is 18"w x 6"h, acrylic on canvas, and recently brought in to Lizzards Gallery in Duluth. This painting is just a fun take on warm color with the red cardinals and gold background, and the cardinals appear to be in conversation. I'm busy painting several commissions at the moment, but I also make time to share the little paintings I love to paint, I often think that these small scale paintings are insignificant, but they are affordable to paint and collect, and I don't have any plans on stopping creating them anytime soon. Have a great week! -Aaron

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Warm Autumn Moonlight

Warm Autumn Moonlight painting by aaron kloss, painting of maples in autumn fall season
Warm Autumn Moonlight
Today's painting is titled Warm Autumn Moonlight and is a new 6x18" acrylic on canvas recently brought in to Lizzards Gallery here in Duluth. This piece is playful take on the fall season, with oranges and golds shimmering agains a bright blue night sky. Central to the piece is the moon, and it's one of those moonlit nights where it's bright and colorful. There's a fall festival in town today that I'm planning on visiting, so I thought this piece was appropriate for the day's activities. Have a great weekend. -Aaron

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Golden Birch Rays

Golden Birch Rays painting by artist aaron kloss, gold birch, painting of fall birch, duluth mn painter, duluth art, duluth art scene, pointillism
This painting is titled Golden Birch Rays and is 8"w x 10" acrylic on canvas. While I anticipate the coming fall season, I reflect on the many adventures I've had hiking through the woods much like the woods portrayed in this painting. The setting autumn sun casts long shadows and the leaves sparkle and dance in the crisp fall air. It's a special time of year, one where you look at the trees in amazement, wondering if it's a dream, wondering where all this color came from. It's a short and sweet season, can't wait ... so I paint. :)  Please email me to check on availability or to commission a special painting, thanks!
-Aaron

Red Maple Lake

Red Maple Lake painting by aaron kloss, painting of red maples, duluth art, aaron kloss, pointillism, northern minnesota art
This piece is titled Red Maple Lake, and is an 8x10" acrylic on canvas. The maple tree is very interesting with it's large leaves and array of fall colors ranging from gold to brown, and red and orange. This particular painting features red maples and a rich blue lake and sky. Please email me to check on availability or to commission a special painting, thanks!
-Aaron

Monday, September 12, 2016

Shimmering Sparkles

shimmering sparkles acrylic painting by duluth artist aaron kloss, painting of fall birches, pointillism, square painting, square brushstrokes, Siiviis Galllery, duluth painter, duluth art
Shimmering Sparkles is the title of this 12"x6" acrylic on canvas painting recently brought in to Siiviis Gallery in Duluth, MN. This piece features some of my favorite subjects along with my favorite season. A rugged birch forest is backdropped by golds, browns, and a bright blue sky. Beautiful summer weather here recently will give way to autumn soon, and I can't wait. I'm off to the easel, busy getting ready for the fall leaf travelers and ultimately the holidays. This year I'll be ready. But I'll make sure I make time to enjoy the forest as well, already planning several hikes, excursions, and adventures which will yield new paintings and make golden memories. Have a great week. -A.Kloss.

I'm available for custom work. Please email me if you'd like to order a special painting or print.
www.aaronkloss.com

Friday, September 9, 2016

Cardinals in Gold


cardinals in gold painting by duluth artist aaron kloss, painting of cardinals, triptych, pointillism, duluth painter, duluth art
Cardinals in Gold is the title of this new 12"w x 4"h triptych recently delivered to Siiviis Gallery in Duluth. It's fun to hear there's still a demand for paintings like this after creating so many over the past several years. They're versatile in display options with wall and shelf options, and the three panel format is also unique ... but you know the real reason people enjoy them ... it's the cardinals. Who doesn't love cardinals? Especially when they're perched on golden branches.

I'm available for custom work. Please email me if you'd like to order a special painting or print.
www.aaronkloss.com

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Stars

Stars acrylic painting on canvas by artist aaron kloss, night painting, duluth mn painter, pointillism, lake superior night painting
'Stars'
Today's painting is titled Stars, and is a new 8x10" acrylic on canvas recently delivered to Siiviis Gallery in Duluth. This piece is a playful take on a moonlit lake. Stars are scattered across the sky and the full moon shines bright and reflects on the lake, illuminating the rocks and birches in the foreground. I'm off to the races ... enjoy your day ... and night.

I'm available for custom work. Please email me if you'd like to order a special painting or print.
www.aaronkloss.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Return to the Woods

A Return to the Woods painting by duluth artist aaron kloss, painting of fall birch, gold birch, autumn birch, minnesota in autumn
A Return to the Woods
Today's new acrylic painting on canvas titled A Return to the Woods (8"w x 10"h) is just a friendly reminder that autumn is on the horizon and soon the forest will be a blaze in warm colors, and I can't wait. :)  This piece was recently delivered to Siiviis Gallery in Duluth.

I'm available for custom work. Please email me if you'd like to order a special painting or print.
www.aaronkloss.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

One Last Summer Splash

One Last Summer Splash by artist aaron kloss, painting of summer, duluth painter, pointillism, lake painting, northern minnesota
One Last Summer Splash
While a couple of my kids went back to school last week, my oldest starts this week, and I know many other kids head back to school this week. For many parents it's a time for celebration as their stir crazy kids now have something to occupy their energy, but for me it's bittersweet. I've always enjoyed having my kids around and their absence around the house and studio takes some adjusting. But in many ways it's good for all, as we all do better with an occupation, and we play hard all summer long, burning both ends of the candle and waking up exhausted every day, riding bikes, playing games, swimming, hiking, exploring, bbqing and ... you get the idea. Today's painting is titled One Last Summer Splash, (6"w x 18"h in honor of the weekend just passed where people have one last chance to enjoy summer before school. Hope you had a chance to take a splash this past weekend. This piece was recently brought in to Siiviis Gallery in Duluth.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Wingmen

Wingmen painting by artist aaron kloss, painting of cardinals, painting of birch trees, pointillism
"Wingmen"
Wingmen is the title of the fun new acrylic on 10x8" canvas which features three vibrant cardinals perched on a summer birch tree. There's a hint of autumn in the air as the sky is filled with cadmium yellow which gives this piece a bright visual punch. A wingman, as you may know, is what guys frequently call a close friend, someone who has their back, someone they can call in the middle of the night and they'll be there. Friends like this are hard to come by in life, but I've found one in the cardinal, through the past six years they've been there, always appearing on the canvas and getting the job done even during the tough times. They'll never go out of style, they light up the canvas, and they've got my back. And when they call, everybody listens. This piece is one of many recently delivered to Siiviis Gallery in Duluth, MN.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Shazam!

Shazam acrylic landscape painting by artist aaron kloss, pointillism, gold birch, autumn birch, mn landscape
"Shazam!" 
Today's post, titled Shazam!, is a playful birch landscape featuring vibrant golds and an autumn lake in northern Minnesota, two things that go together just like peanut butter and chocolate. Or pickles and ice cream if you happen to be pregnant. Don't know where that last comment came from, anyways ... I've enjoyed working in the theme of reflections this past year or so, and there just seems to be no end to the interest I have in water reflections. The color and distortion of the reflection make for some creative compositions, and I'm convinced this reflection idea is what caused Monet to stay on the same theme late in his painting career. Hopefully my painting career will continue late in life as well, but if now, at least I've painted an awesome landscape titled Shazam! ... and mentioned pickles and ice cream ... and that's got to be worth something. Have a great labor day weekend. -A.Kloss

Monday, August 29, 2016

Oasis - Commissioned piece

Oasis painting by artist aaron kloss, cardinals, triptych, pointillism, mn landscape painting

Today's painting titled Oasis (36"w x 24"h triptych) is a commissioned piece for a client that wanted a special painting for their home. The client chose the composition, color, and size, and also requested a pair of cardinals. So if you look at the left panel, near the top you'll see a pair of cardinals perched on the birch enjoying the scenery of green and gold birch leaves and lake reflections. The fun thing about those cardinals is it gets you looking elsewhere in the piece of other surprises. Are there other surprises? Well, I'll leave that to the viewer to decide. It's been a summer full of commissioned pieces for wonderful collectors and I'm thankful for each and every one.