New watercolor ~ Monterey Lore

Monterey Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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If you drive south for a couple of hours from San Francisco along California’s picturesque Pacific coast, you’ll find Monterey, the historic seaside stop made famous in John Steinbeck’s classic novel, Cannery Row. I was there not long ago and discovered this nostalgic scene — a makeshift fishing shack perched precariously over the bay’s blue waters. The shack’s corrugated steel walls and rusty roof harken back to those old sardine canning days when the folk here had rough hands and rougher manners.

If you listen real close, you might still hear ’em…

Title: Monterey Lore
Painted: November 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 10″x14″

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May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Planet IV Lore

Planet IV Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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The scout ship landed hard, bouncing across the valley floor. A dust cloud billowed up from the trench it dug. It lurched to a violent stop.

The pilot peered out of a cracked, pitted viewport.

Her nav chart said this was Planet IV. She knew nothing else about it.

“Anyone home?” she wondered out loud. But all was still on the blue slopes around her. The orange sky was empty — for now.

Ensign Starlark snapped her helmet on and reached for the hatch release. “Can’t stay here, I’m a sitting duck.”

Whoosh.

She jumped out, blast-rifle ready…

Title: Planet IV Lore
Painted: November 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

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May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Autumn Shore Lore

Autumn Shore Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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[This one is a special surprise for my friends Mark and Gail.
I think they’ll recognize this place.
]

If you rode north just far enough,
you might find this idyllic scene —
a lake the likes of Brigadoon.
Or Xanadu.
Sky blue, gold, green.

Who knew El Dorado
was in New Hampshire,
on this shore of lore…

Title: Autumn Shore Lore
Painted: October 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

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New watercolor ~ Mayan Temple Lore

Mayan Temple Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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Sun upon the temple stone.
Heat.
Drumming.
Something coming across the sea of time.
Another sign —
Of lessons we’ve unlearned.

Where’s Indiana Jones when you need him?

Title: Mayan Temple Lore
Painted: October 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 10″x14″

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May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Chac-mool Lore

Chac-mool Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This is Chac-mool, the ancient Mayan messenger to the gods. I first encountered this curious figure years ago on an expedition to the ruins at Chichen Itza deep in the Yucatan jungle of Mexico. You’ll find him there still, reclined in stony silence with a look as enigmatic as the boulder beneath him in this scene.

And yet he’s a colorful character too — at least that’s how I’ve chosen to paint him.

Title: Chac-mool Lore
Painted: October 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 10″x14″

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May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Red Sky Lore

Red Sky Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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Morning.
Spring.
An abandoned pueblo of sandstone and spirits.
One witness — a lore tree.

What does a red sky rising mean?
A god-sign?
An omen?
A warning?

We’ll see…

Title: Red Sky Lore
Painted: October 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

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May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Door to the Lore #3

Door to the Lore #3 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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Legend says that the third Door of Lore stands in a land long ago and far, far away — a place lost in space where darkness rules. I can picture Lord Vader lurking here, or Kylo Ren, behind those rocks.

Where are Rey and Luke when you need them?! I’ve got a really bad feeling about this…

Title: Door to the Lore #3
Painted: September 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, rough, 140lb 12″x16″

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New watercolor ~ Door to the Lore #2

Door to the Lore #2 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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It’s another mysterious door from the World of Lore — this one set by a blue-green sea. Judging by the fallen columns, these ruins were abandoned ages ago by some lost civilization and its forgotten folk. And yet… would you dare to climb the stair and test the portal sleeping there?

Title: Door to the Lore #2
Painted: September 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, hot pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

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New watercolor ~ Door to the Lore #1

Door to the Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This surreal landscape had two sources of inspiration. The first was the ruins of an ancient stone doorway that I once photographed while visiting the Alsace region of France. The second, naturally, was the timeless time portal from the classic Star Trek episode “City on the Edge of Forever”.

Of course, this passage is not likely to lead to a Depression-era soup kitchen run by Joan Collins where James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock desperately race to fix a timeline broken by accidentally over-medicated Dr. McCoy. No — mine is the door to a stranger Lore.

Title: Door to the Lore #1
Painted: September 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

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New watercolor ~ Burro Lore

Burro Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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Many years ago on an epic quest, I came across this friendly donkey in the Black Hills of South Dakota, not far from Mount Rushmore. But in this painting, she’s made her way a thousand miles southwest to the edge of a Utah canyon where she seems right at home on a narrow trail in the morning sun. Anyone want a ride? Hop on!

Title: Burro Lore
Painted: August 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

To shop for your favorite Art of Lore images on notecards, magnets, mugs, and more, visit The Lore Store (a CafePress website): www.cafepress.com/LoreStore

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May the Lore be with you!