Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Christmas Sky and book signing at Zeitgeist

"Christmas Sky"  Acrylic on 20"w x 16"h canvas
This is a painting titled Christmas Sky which is 20"w x 16"h, acrylic on canvas. This piece is featured in the book I collaborated with author Chuck Haavik to create and this evening I'm pleased to announce that I will be signing books at the Zeitgeist Arts center in downtown Duluth. Joining me is the author of the book I illustrated titled Christmas Here in Northern Lands. We will be signing books from 7 - 9:00 p.m., please stop by and say hi if you're in the area. There will be live music, treats, and the original paintings from the book will be displayed. Be there or be square! ;)
The book may be purchased online at the following link: http://www.chuckhaavikauthor.com/

Friday, November 13, 2015

Christmas Here in Northern Lands

Christmas here in Northern Lands, book by chuck havvik, book by aaron kloss, children's book duluth
Cover of the book 'Christmas here in Northern Lands'

I'm happy to announce that my artwork has been published! Local author Chuck Haavik has written a beautiful poem about Christmas Here in Northern Lands, and I've painted 12 works to correspond with the poem. The result is a 24 page hardcover book printed in full color. 

The book has been a labor of love for both the author and myself. When Chuck first approached me with the idea of collaborating on a book, my heart skipped a beat as illustrating a book is something I've always wanted to do ... and why not as I have fond memories of reading children's books as a child, so there was already a strong desire on my part to do this project. We worked on this book for the past four months and are excited to be distributing the book at over 30 retailers and galleries. 

I will be publishing images from the book on this book over the next several days, so please stop back soon, and if you'd like to purchase the book online, please visit the following link

All my best, Aaron

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Autumn Moonlight

autumn moonlight, gold birches, acrylic autumn painting, sivertson gallery, aaron kloss
Featured today is a sweet little autumn landscape titled Autumn Moonlight which is 9"w x 12"h, acrylic on canvas, at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN. I've heard some reports of snow flurries this week, but we've had a wonderful warm autumn season this year which has inspired many paintings ... like this one. :) Please contact Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN for more information on this piece.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

It's Fun to Stay at the B.W.C.A.

it's fun to stay at the bwca painting by artist aaron kloss at sivertson gallery in grand marais
"It's Fun To Stay At The B.W.C.A."  48"w x 24"h
Today's painting is a colorful take on a beautiful place to paddle your canoe ... the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Minnesota (B.W.C.A.) The BWCA consists of hundreds of lakes connected by portages. I made several trips to the BWCA as a youngster in Boy Scouts, and I'll never forget the landscapes there in which the shorelines were covered with large boulders, there was wilderness as far as the horizon, the fish were plentiful and we drank water right out of the lake. Bears, moose, deer, eagles and more could be found ... along with the quiet solitude of a paddle slipping in and out of a lake as the canoe glided through glassy waters. I've always wanted to go back to the BWCA, maybe some day I will, but for now the lakes and woods there will live on in my dreams and memories ... and make their way onto canvases such as this one titled It's Fun To Stay At The B.W.C.A. which is a new 48"w x 24"h acrylic on canvas I brought in to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Colors of the Wind

colors of the wind, acrylic on canvas painting by artist aaron kloss at lizzards gallery
"Colors of the Wind"  15"w x 30"h
Colors of the Wind is the title of this new 15"w x 30"h acrylic on canvas, part of some new work brought in to Lizzards Gallery in Duluth today. I love the calm color in this piece, the large areas of rich deep blues really pop the fall colors off the canvas. And then there's that irresistible moon glowing in the center, radiating across the sky while the distant stars sparkle. It's a place I'd like to call home, a quiet place full of color and light. Please contact Lizzards Gallery for more information.