Swan, Music Notes


Swans and Music Notes Series, Notes from a turn of century voice lesson book- swans have already migrated North. A flower in the background.

Women, Lake


Three women enjoying an afternoon on a dock on a lake. A memory of last summer and Gauguin’s Tahitian work, especially the painting, ‘Fatata Te Miti’, 1892, inspired this piece.

Process, Dove and Rooster

nature, painting, studies, Uncategorized

New commission-for dove -variations in placement and for rooster reworked face and legs to express the right attitude. Also ended up having to attach more hardboard to give more space to the image. The client wants a finished, realist painting instead of gestural so there’s more amending to do.

Anemonefish, or Clownfish


Clownfish, watercolor on paper, 9 by 20 in. Emilia Kallock, 2018

Clownfish are so interesting! They have a symbiotic relationship with sea anemones- living amongst their poisonous tentacles, keeping them clean. In turn they’re offered protection. Clownfish also change genders during their lifetime. This painting is dedicated to someone I’m in love with:-)

I Had Seen This Place Before- It Had Appeared In My Dreams 


View from the Kitchen Window, Hanoi, watercolor and pen on paper, 10 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock 2018

My fellow helpers with the kitchen window behind them.

Swan Paintings Underway 


I’m getting Northwest-y on these: All trumpeter swans and tulips, two things I see regularly. Painted on paper grocery bags. I added more 1900 voice lesson music book cut outs: why? Because life is a practice. 

This one is off to its new home in Vietnam.



Fingers on Two Lips (detail), pen and chalk pastel on paper, 6 by 8 in. Emilia Kallock 2018

 The most recent installment in the Eros section of my website.  It’s protected -password: Pompeii. Fingers on Two Lips (detail), pen and chalk pastel on paper, 6 by 8 in. Emilia Kallock 2018

My Scene, (Crear)


My Scene (Crear) watercolor on paper, 9 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock 2017

Salt, sugar.


Salt, acrylic and glitter on board, 9 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock, 2017

Sugar, acrylic and glitter on board, 9 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock 2017

Lucky Dragon 


Here’s my interpretation and a dragon for all of us, the Chi Lin. In ancient Chinese paintings this dragon horse appears often. It is considered one of the most auspicious of creatures, and its image can be seen in many places throughout China.


You Can Dance (The Women Who Listened to Flowers), oil on board, 18 by 24 in. Emilia Kallock 2017

My daughter came up with the first part of the title, and the piece is inspired by the concept of keeping your heart soft and expanded in love, and the recent awesome women I’ve met.

Mining Truck Conversion: This Truck is Not Intended For Burning Man



Mining Truck Conversion Notes, mixed media on paper, 30 by 38 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

What: Caterpiller 797B truck intended for layperson use, outfitted with concert quality sound system, celebrating Amerian’s love of roads and trucks.

Where: To rove wherever people want a dance party.

Why: Highlights fuel consumption of industrial activities, redesigned for leisure and expression.  Collective opinions needed for operation, music decisions and truck route choices/possibilities.