Sunday, August 21, 2016

Summer Shores No. 2

Summer Shores No. 2 painting by artist aaron kloss, pointillist, pointillism
"Summer Shores No. 2"
Today's painting is titled Summer Shores No. 2, and measures 8x8". This new acrylic on canvas is available at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais and is part of a series of three featuring my latest greatest theme of lake reflections. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Cheers

Cheers painting by artist aaron kloss, painting of birch in fall autumn, pointillism, square painting, duluth painter
Cheers - 36"w x 12"h
I recently finished this 36x12" acrylic on canvas and thought "wow, what a cheerful painting." So I kept that thought with the title which is Cheers. I'm eagerly awaiting the autumn season of colorful leaves, and pacing my anticipation with colorful fall themed originals. This piece brings a smile to my face .. please contact Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais for more information on this and many other originals. Oh, and I almost forgot: Cheers!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Spring on the Lake Superior Trail

Spring on the Lake Superior Trail painting by artist aaron kloss, lake superior trail, sivertson gallery, painting of birch in spring, square painting, pointillism
"Spring on the Lake Superior Trail"
Every summer we take a trip up the Scenic 61 along the north shore of lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Marais, making stops along the way at scenic destinations such as Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse and the state parks and trails. In anticipation of this upcoming trip, I painted a 36x12" canvas titled Spring on the Lake Superior Trail that features many visual elements you find along the trail. Massive rock formations, boulders on the trail, trees, and endless vistas of the expansive lake Superior and surrounding area. I took a bit of a twist with this piece though, adding in a few birches in the foreground that make you pause and perhaps make sure you step around them carefully as you enter the painting. Distant birches feature all the colors of spring, along with the underbrush ... and a bright blue sky finishes this piece off. This piece is available at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais in case you're heading up the shore too... and don't forget to stop along the way, especially when you see the Lake Superior Trail signs.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Summer Shores No. 1

Summer Shores No. 1 painting by artist aaron kloss pointillism, sivertson gallery, painting of reflections

Today's painting is titled Summer Shores No. 1, and measures 8x8". This new acrylic on canvas is available at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais and is part of a series of three featuring my latest greatest theme of lake reflections. Ahh the summer greens and blues, they are with us so such a short time, it's just great to capture these colorful trees on canvas.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sing a Song (Numbers 1 & 2)

Sing A Song Numbers 1 & 2 painting by artist aaron kloss, pointillism, sivertson gallery, painting of a cardinal

Sing A Song Numbers 1 & 2 painting by artist aaron kloss
These colorful cardinal paintings are titled Sing A Song Numbers 1 & 2, and are 8x8" new acrylics on canvas. Just when I think I've painted my last cardinal a collector or gallery asks for one, and the stories told about this colorful little bird are always amazing. People really connect with the cardinal ... the bright red color, the song they sing, their antics in the trees ... I've painted them for years but only recently do I have a pair that nested by my house. Perhaps that pair of cardinals wanted to tell me to keep painting them, I don't know, but I've enjoyed them as a subject matter, and it seems like a lot of other folks do too. Thanks to everyone who owns one of my cardinal paintings. These cardinals were delivered to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN recently.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Into The Forest



Into the Forest painting by artist aaron kloss at sivetson gallery, painting of summer birches, pointillism
Into The Forest is the title of this piece which is one of a three part series of summer birch landscapes recently delivered to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN. While the compositions aren't overly complicated, the colorful punch these pieces deliver is quite pleasant, even if I didn't get the best of photos and this appears a bit on the dark side. Oh well, you can't win them all, but you can enjoy the process, and the summer season, while you're at it.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Summer Through the Birches No. 1 - 3

Summer Through The Birches No. 1 - 3, acrylic on canvas by artist aaron kloss

Summer Through The Birches No. 1 - 3, acrylic on canvas by artist aaron kloss

Summer Through The Birches No. 1 - 3, acrylic on canvas by artist aaron kloss

Today's paintings are part of a new group of work at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais titled Summer Through The Birches No 1 - 3. These birchscapes measure 12"w x 4"h on deep profile canvas and feature the colors of the summer forest when viewed through birch trees. The background was fun to paint on these, I enjoyed the greens and blues, and hope you do too! Have a great week, all my best, A.Kloss


Sunday, August 14, 2016

An Autumn Day in Grand Marais

An Autumn Day in Grand Marais painting by artist Aaron Kloss, fall birch tree painting, gold birch trees, autumn lake painting, pointillism
"An Autumn Day in Grand Marais"
I'm happy to share a new large original today titled An Autumn Day in Grand Marais, 40"w x 30"h. This painting is available at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN. This painting is a continuation of my reflections series, where the reflection of the trees in the water is the subject of the painting, representing rich memories we all have, yet the memories are often hard to articulate, yet reflect the actual event that formed the memory. This is different for every person, so I leave it up to the viewer to decide how to process the image. For me, the memories are important, but for many, this painting could just be a rich golden autumn birch forest on a bright, crisp autumn day at a lake in northern Minnesota, and that's just fine with me. To purchase prints of this piece please visit my online store: http://www.aaronkloss.com/store/p115/An_Autumn_Day_in_Grand_Marais.html

Saturday, August 13, 2016

On The Western Skyline

On The Western Skyline by artist aaron kloss, pointillism, wedding, autumn painting

Today's post is titled On The Western Skyline, and is an 8"w x 10"h acrylic on canvas. This painting was purchased for a wedding gift, and I'm sure the wedding celebration on Minnesota's north shore was filled with color, warmth and life just as this piece is. I don't know where 99% of all the pieces I've ever painted end up, but maybe that's ok, just the thought that I've brightened someone's day and brought a smile to their face is all I need. :)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Whimsical Robin

whimsical robin painting by artist aaron kloss, painting of a robin, painting of a bird nest, pointillism
Whimsical Robin 
This fun painting is titled Whimsical Robin and was a commission by a local Duluth business. The client wanted colors that match their logo in the background, and a robin on a nest with her mini robins. I added a worm in the robin's mouth for good measure. Seriously though, have you ever watched a robin yank a big juicy nightcrawler out of the ground and swallow it whole? It is enough to wrench any stomach, especially in the morning. But what I love about robins isn't their eating habits but their song. High up in the trees I hear them singing spring through fall when I'm working out in the yard. Have a great day, make sure you don't forget to eat breakfast.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dreamland Triptych

dreamland triptych by artist aaron kloss at sivertson gallery, painting of birch trees at a lake in summer, pointillism, northern minnesota landscape painting

This piece, titled Dreamland Triptych, is 12"w x 4"h, and features a summer lake landscape of a place I'd love to be, hence the title. Hope you can get out and enjoy summer while you can, not much of the season of green left, but I plan to make the best of it. This piece was delivered to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN recently. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Reflection Lake Triptych

Reflection Lake Triptych painting by duluth artist aaron kloss, pointillism, painting of a lake in summer, acrylic landscape painting
"Reflection Lake Triptych"  12"w x 4"h 
Yesterday I had a blast bike riding, bowling, playing at the park, having lunch and hanging out with my younger two children. Just like every summer, we packed as much as we could on my day off. Summer and happy days seem to appear and disappear all too soon. I try to capture summer on canvas while I can, the landscape budding and growing, filling the land with lush greens only to transform to intense colors of autumn prior to winter setting in. The older I get, the faster time moves, and try as I may to slow down, there is always another adventure on the horizon. My series of trees reflecting in water is all about memories, and this piece featured today is no different. The reflecting trees represent our memories that are distortions of the actual event remembered. They resemble the event, yet are different. The reflections are bigger than the trees, emphasizing the importance of the memories. It's good to make time for things that will become rich memories that will never fade. And I'm going to go enjoy summer before it fades, how about you? This piece , titled Reflection Lake Triptych, is 12"w x 4"h, and was delivered to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais recently.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Summer Sky Triptych

summer sky triptych painting by artist aaron kloss, square painting, pointillism, sivertson gallery
"Summer Sky Triptych"  12"w x 4"h
Summer Sky Triptych is the title of this 12"w x 4"h piece featuring a summer lake scene spread across three 4"w x 4"h canvases. This piece was delivered to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais recently. While small in size, these little canvases pack quite a punch and offer versatility in their display options. With the 1.5" deep profile, they can be set on any surface, or hung on a wall in a series of three. I often paint multi panel pieces with the thought that they may not be hung together, and so I often think about each panel standing alone as a composition, so this adds an element of concentration as I work. I'm one of those people that needs to be challenged, and love change and spontaneity, and I often find ways to add those needs to my work. Speaking of work, I have lots of it to do, stop back again this week as I plan to post triptych paintings all week. All my best, Aaron.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Return to Schmidt Lake No. 1 & 2

Return to Schmidt Lake No. 1 by artist aaron kloss, painting of a cardinal in the fall, pointillism, painting at sivertson gallery
Return to Schmidt Lake No. 1
Return to Schmidt Lake No. 1 by artist aaron kloss, painting of a cardinal in the fall, pointillism, painting at sivertson gallery
Today's paintings are titled Return to Schmidt Lake Nos. 1 & 2, and they each weigh in at 6"w x 6"h. These two colorful cardinals are perched on golden birch at a secret lake in northern Minnesota. Lately I've been looking at some of my older work, and appreciating the simple colors and forms of the compositions as I was exploring my painting style and pushing the limits. Sometimes it's good to reflect on where you've been, and to view the memories of the past and return to what's familiar, and that's a couple of cardinals amongst colorful golden birch. 

These paintings are a part of a large group of new pieces being delivered to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais. Please contact the gallery for more information on the availability of these works. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Season of Color and new work at Sivertson Gallery

Season of Color
Eight new pieces were just delivered to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN, including this piece which I've posted before, titled Season of Color, which is 48x36". I have a feeling this piece will soon find a home, and with it's rich blues and golds and captivating lake scene in autumn color, it won't take long. This is one of those views which I wish would last all year round, not just a couple weeks in the autumn. But life is short, I try to find time to enjoy every season, especially the season of color.
-A.Kloss

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Golden Land Cardinals

golden land cardinals triptych painting by artist aaron kloss, painting of cardinals, minnesota landscape painting, cardinals in the fall

Today's post is a 12x4" triptych which recently sold. This piece features bright red cardinals, golden birch leaves, and a crisp fall sky. Sounds like the ingredients for a sweet painting if you ask me.

If you'd like to commission me to paint a custom painting for you, please email me for a free quote, and visit my website www.aaronkloss.com to view all my available originals in their respective galleries, and to view a wide selection of originals and prints in my online store.