Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A work in progress

November 'Dees, acrylic on 12"w x 6"h canvas, November 2019
Lately I've been busy preparing for the busy Christmas season ... stocking galleries and shipping out orders from my online store. The image featured here is titled November 'Dees and this painting has four chickadees perched on a birch on a snowy winter day. People sometimes give me a hard time about painting songbirds ... but when you're inspired by the landscape, I can't help but paint these friendly little feathered peeps. We had gusty winds and half a foot of snow today in northern Minnesota, and the chickadees were buzzing around, singing and eating seeds from the feeder. Perhaps they were just having fun ... or hoping I would paint them ... and they're in luck because I just did.

It's been quite a while since I've posted to this blog, as I've been primarily posting updates of my work via Facebook and Instagram. I've included links below if you'd like to follow me on those platforms, I'd appreciate it!


This piece is part of a show I'm having at 47 Degrees Gallery in Knife River, MN this December 2019.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Golden Glow on the Lake, and A View To Remember

Today's post is a two for one special. These two pieces were painted for a collector as a gift to family members. These two paintings depict a sunrise and a sunset over lake Superior with the cabin deck in the foreground. While the reference photos had the cabin and deck silhouetted against the bright sky, I added in some color and detail so that the pieces would be brighter, happier, and also work well if displayed together.

These two 20x16 acrylics on canvas are NFS, but I'm always available for commissions, feel free to contact me for a free quote via email. All my best, Aaron

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Spring in Hilltopper Country

spring in hilltopper country by duluth artist aaron kloss, painting of spring birches, duluth art, lakesidegallery, pointillism, landscape painting
Spring in Hilltopper Country
Today's piece is titled Spring In Hilltopper Country, and is a new 24x12" acrylic on canvas. This piece is part of the Marshall School annual fundraiser event, and will soon be finding a new home. I've been enjoying the spring weather we've been having lately, which has inspired me to dust off the green paints and brighten up the canvases with new landscapes which will be featured here soon. Have a great weekend. -A.Kloss

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cardinal in Red

Cardinal, painting of a cardinal, painting of a cardinal on a red maple, pointillism, visit duluth

Cardinal in Red is the title of this new 8x8" acrylic on canvas recently brought in to Lakeside Gallery in Duluth. This little fella is perched on a red maple branch, and the vibrant reds make this piece joyful. Please contact me to check on purchase availability. Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cardinals in Gold

cardinals in gold by aaron kloss, painting of cardinals, red cardinals, autumn gold leaves, birds in autumn
This vibrant original acrylic on canvas features three red cardinals perched on golden birches, set against a bright blue autumn sky. This is part of my ongoing series featuring conversing cardinals, representing the relational need we all have, and the sense of community found in friendship. This piece can be purchased at Lakeside Gallery in Duluth, or through my dailypaintworks site if the painting is still available:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cardinals in the Trees

cardinals in the trees acrylic on canvas by aaron kloss, painting of female cardinals, pointillism, duluth mn artist, aaron kloss, square painting
Today's piece is titled Cardinals in the Trees, and is a new acrylic on 12x12" canvas. This painting features three female cardinals set amongst red maples somewhere in northern Minnesota. Working in this brown and red color palette is a nice lesson in camouflage. These birds may be beautiful but they are difficult to see with their muted feathers. Good for them, the vibrant male cardinals will have to work harder to find them. This piece was featured recently on my dailypaintworks site, and may be purchased there if still available. Have a great week!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

A Cardinal Conversation

A Cardinal Conversation painting by duluth mn artist aaron kloss, painting of cardinals, artist who paints cardinals, square painting, pointillism
Featured today is a fun new 12x12" acrylic on canvas titled A Cardinal Conversation. Five female and male cardinals are perched amongst red maples against a bright blue sky. I'm sure they're discussing the Minnesota Wild's current winning record and overtime victory vs. Tampa Bay the other night. :) This piece is featured on my daily paintworks site and can be purchased online via PayPal if available:

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Inspired Life+Art

aaron kloss artwork at inspired life+art in the minneapolis airport, art gallery at the minneapolis airport, aaron kloss duluth artist I'm excited to announce my artwork is now available the Minneapolis Airport at a new gallery called Inspired Life+Art. The gallery is full of colorful art, pottery, jewelry, and much more. I viewed a video tour of the gallery and was pleasantly surprised by the variety of work and beautiful display. I'm happy to be included in such a beautiful space ... please stop by Inspired Life+Art located in the C Concourse the next time you're traveling!
aaron kloss artwork at inspired life+art in the minneapolis airport, art gallery at the minneapolis airport, aaron kloss duluth artist

Thursday, January 26, 2017

One For The Road

One for the road by duluth artist aaron kloss at siiviis gallery in canal park, painting of a red squirrel, painting of fall, pointillism, aaron kloss, siiviis gallery, canal park duluth mn
One For The Road
Today's piece is titled One For The Road, and measures 6"x6", acrylic on canvas. This painting features a red squirrel perched atop a golden birch branch. The squirrel is holding an acorn and thinking to himself ' I think I'll take just one more for the road'...but we all know he's going to bury it someplace safe, never to be found again. It was fun to paint a new subject, and the red squirrel may be a feisty little fella, but the copper brown coloring of their fur is indeed pleasant. This painting was recently delivered to Siiviis Gallery in Duluth MN. To view more originals available at Siiviis please click here:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Snowshoe Trek - new acrylic on canvas

Snowshoe Trek by duluth artist aaron kloss at sivertson gallery in grand marais, mn, painting of winter, painting of moonlight, aaron kloss painting, sivertson gallery painting
Snowshoe Trek
Today's piece is a winter landscape titled Snowshoe Trek. This piece is 12x12", acrylic on canvas, and was recently delivered to Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN. I love the rich blues of the winter landscape, the late afternoon and evening shadows on the snow are captivating, and the inspiration for this piece and several others like it. The moon in this painting is a bright complementary gold and lights up the sky. We could use some more snow here in Duluth, MN soon, we've had warmer temps and the landscape has patches of grass visible, with lots of ice from melting and freezing ... nothing a few inches of fresh powder wouldn't fix ... and then it would be time to lace up the snowshoes.

To see all my originals for sale at Sivertson Gallery see the following link:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sublime Pine

Sublime Pines acrylic painting by duluth artist aaron kloss, painting of white pine, pointilism, siiviis gallery

Today's piece is titled Sublime Pine is part of a series of three 4x12" originals on canvas featuring pine trees. These pine pieces are very colorful and expressive, I've enjoyed painting the pines recently and will no doubt continue in them. This piece was recently delivered to Siiviis Gallery in Duluth's Canal Park area.

Friday, January 20, 2017

I Was Here First

I was here first acrylic painting by duluth artist aaron kloss at siiviis gallery in duluth mn, painting of a squirrel, cardinal, birch, northern minnesota
I Was Here First, acrylic on 6x6" canvas, Siiviis Gallery, Duluth MN
Today's painting is a fun picture of life in the trees. A bright red cardinal is perched on a golden birch, minding his own business, when a red squirrel appears out of nowhere and wants to use the same branch. The cardinal says 'I was here first!' as the squirrel retreats, knowing better than to mess with the bright beaky winged fellow. I enjoy the playfulness of this piece, and the bright color, something I miss this time of year as it's raining in January and the skies and landscape are grey. Spring will be here soon enough and provide ample inspiration to paint once again. This painting is part of a new group of small works at Siiviis Gallery in Duluth, MN.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Frozen Birch Forest

Frozen Birch Forest by Aaron Kloss, Sivertson Gallery Grand Marais, painting of winter birch, painting of snowy birch
Today's painting is titled Frozen Birch Forest, 24x36, and is part of a new group of winter landscapes at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN. The birch forest was frozen when I painted this night landscape that features the moon in the center, sparkling and shimmering across the sky and snowy foreground. We are currently enjoying a January thaw, but no doubt we'll have a couple more arctic blasts before the end of winter. But for now, I'm enjoying the blue shadows of winter, while eagerly yearning for Spring.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Autumn at the Depot

Autumn at the Depot painting by duluth artist aaron kloss, painting of the depot, depot at night, depot full moon, duluth art institute
"Autumn at the Depot" 36x24
It's a new year and along with changing the calendar I have some new paintings ready to go, and endless ideas to explore this coming year. I thought I'd start this year off with a special piece, this painting is titled Autumn at the Depot, and is 36x24, acrylic on canvas. This piece is my contribution to the Duluth Art Institute's annual membership exhibition. The show is always a fun assortment of emerging artists and grumpy old professional artists like myself .. and everyone inbetween. If you're in the Duluth area anytime between Jan. 26 and Feb. 24 2017, please stop by the Depot to view this piece and many more interesting pieces from the other members. I had fun painting this one, reminiscing on my many trips to the Depot with my children when they were younger to see the trains and play at the children's museum. I used my imagination on this one as well, painting the depot in Autumn while using a winter reference photo I had taken, and also using a night setting which allowed the golds of the foliage and the light cream color of the building to pop against the night sky. The roof is a greenish grayish color, and I also didn't want to try to pair that color against a light blue or gray sky. Otherwise, I slaved away on this piece as the roofline and window details kept me making constant adjustments, but I didn't mind as I wanted this to be a memorable piece, which it is. Here's to a wonderful 2017 filled with life, laughter, color, and joy ... and many more memorable trips to the Depot.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Lake Superior Sky

duluth painter, duluth artist, painting of lake superior, painting of birch trees rocks, aaron kloss
Today's painting is titled A Lake Superior Sky and measures 20x16, acrylic on canvas. Lake Superior is 'the view that never gets old' if you ask me. I enjoy venturing down to the big lake with the family to explore beaches and experience the waves crashing against the shore. People drive for hours to visit the lake, we walk a few blocks. It's something I don't take for granted, and something that becomes the subject of many a painting. Have a great Tuesday.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Frost Cardinals Nos. 1-3

Just a few frost cardinals recently brought in to Lizzards Gallery for a frosty Monday. We received 6 plus inches of fresh snow yesterday here in Duluth, MN. Now I'm off to shovel before the snow freezes. Have a great week! -Aaron