Monday, October 31, 2016

An Autumn Hike

An Autumn Hike painting by duluth artist aaron kloss, siiviis gallery paintings, duluth mn artist, painting of birch trees in the fall autumn, pointillism, explore mn, visitduluth, visit duluth mn

Today's painting is titled Autumn Hike, 36x24, and is a take on a favorite theme of mine, which is birch trees with colorful ridges behind them. What I also love is the space between the subject/foreground captures the eye ... essentially becoming the part of the piece that grabs the eye. We had a wonderful autumn season this year, and it looks like it's going to be another great week to spend time outdoors with temps approaching 60 by the end of the week ... which is a heat wave in this northern part of the world.  This painting was recently delivered to Siiviis Gallery in Duluth, MN.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Just Another Night in Northern Minnesota

Just Another Night in Northern Minnesota by duluth mn artist aaron kloss, painting of moon, painting of birch trees at night, duluth mn, explore mn, pointillism
I had a little fun with the title of this new 36x24" piece, with the title Just Another Night in Northern Minnesota. I implied that every night is like the one depicted in this painting, with a warm full moon reflecting off a lake with thousands of rich blue speckles dancing across the sky. Is that accurate? Well, I guess you just need to visit or move here to find out. :) From a warm summer night to a sub zero winter night, you find beauty in northern Minnesota .. that much is true. This piece was recently delivered to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Reach For The Stars

Reach For The Stars painting by Duluth MN artist Aaron Kloss, painting of pine tree, painting of northern lights, reflections, aaron kloss artwork, lakeside gallery, sivertson gallery
Reach For The Stars, 12x36", acrylic on canvas
This new 12"w x 36" acrylic on canvas is titled Reach For The Stars. Every once and a while an artist hits a home run with a work of art, and this is a home run. Whatever your dream is ... go out there and get it. That's what this lone white pine represents, as it's backlit by golden light and a starry sky which reflects in the waters in the foreground. This piece is part of a new group of work at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Next Adventure

The Next Adventure by Duluth MN artist Aaron Kloss, painting of an ore boat, painting of duluth mn, lakeside gallery duluth, aaron kloss, pointilism
"The Next Adventure"
I was recently going through my photos and came across this piece which a commission I painted earlier this year for a local client. They were moving out of state and wanted a memory of Duluth that incorporated their frequent boat trips on lake Superior.  I love challenges and so I had to rely on my imagination a bit for this piece, using a perspective skill I learned in grade school to sketch out a balanced composition and then picked up my trusty paintbrush and I had a lot of fun while using a touch of imagination. So the result is a colorful summer painting of Duluth from the lake with a fictional thousand footer 'saltie' ore boat heading out on her next adventure, with a golden sunset sky glowing and the aerial bridge horn giving a final farewell salute.

“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” 
-Henry David Thoreau

Monday, October 17, 2016

Colorful Maples

Colorful Maples painting by artist aaron kloss, painting of a birch forest, painting of autumn color leaves, pointillism, duluth artist
Colorful Maples is the title of this new 30x15" acrylic on canvas. This piece was a donation to a local charity. While the leaves are bright and colorful in this painting, last night's powerful winds have stripped many of the trees of their fall leaves in the area. But it was a good color season, and I'm looking forward to the winter snow and upcoming holiday season. Happy Monday!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Walking Through Autumn Birches

walking through autumn birches painting by artist aaron kloss, lakeside gallery duluth mn, painting of fall birch trees, pointillism
"Walking Through Autumn Birches"  36"w x 24"h
Today's piece, titled Walking Through Autumn Birches, measures 36x24" and is one of those pieces where the title just says it all. We've had an incredible fall season here in Duluth, MN, and I regret that I've been so busy working that I haven't been able to enjoy it like I would want to. But I can always paint where my heart is at, and apparently, that is in a golden birch forest in northern Minnesota, which is a great place to be. Enjoy your weekend! A.Kloss
This piece was recently brought in to Lakeside Gallery in Duluth MN.