New watercolor ~ Farmland Lore

Farmland Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

Hello friends and art fans! Here’s the latest Art of Lore

Once upon a time on a trip to Ayrshire, a storied county on Scotland’s southwest shores, I happened on this farmland scene — a pleasant patchwork of fields and pastures climbing up from the choppy Firth of Clyde to the top of a hillside rich in lore. The sky smiled wide and pale blue above it. The distant houses looked like toys…

You might need to squint to see them here, nestled among the greens and grains.

Title: Farmland Lore
Painted: May 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, hot pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

To view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Tropical Lore

Tropical Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This idyllic scene comes from the shores of Oaxaca on Mexico’s wild but beautiful southwest coast. The jungle begins not far from where I found this surreal windowed wall. You can see it encroaching on the stuccoed structure, reaching to reclaim the ocean vista it once commanded all alone.

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

To view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Pueblo Lore

Pueblo Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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How about something whimsical this week? It’s a colorful landscape loosely based on the ancient pueblos of the Wupatki National Monument near Flagstaff, Arizona. Of course I’ve used a little artistic license (well, maybe a lot) to surround these iconic ruins with a wildly “painted desert”, but how else can you convey the spirit of such a storied land?

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

To view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Loch Lore

Loch Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This week’s watercolor is a romantic ode to the castle Eilean Donan, a 13th-century treasure that rests majestically at the meeting of three ocean lochs on Scotland’s west coast, a stone’s throw from the timeless Isle of Skye. I hope you enjoy my simple impression of this magical place. I’d love to go back for another Highland fling!

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

To view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Death Valley Lore

Death Valley Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This watercolor depicts a road trip that my cousin Ian and I took across California’s Death Valley many years ago in my treasured two-seat MR2. It was hot as an oven — and breathtaking!

Title: Death Valley Lore
Painted: April 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, hot pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

To view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

Photo of Lore ~ A view from Xanadu

A view from Xanadu ~ Photo by John Klobucher

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This Lore-ified image was taken on the grounds of legendary Hearst Castle, looking off to the rugged east. No wonder it became “Xanadu” when fictionalized in Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane.

Title: A view from Xanadu
Shot: June 2016
Site: Hearst Castle
Location: San Simeon, California, USA

To view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Tower of Lore

Tower of Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

Hello friends and art fans! Here’s the latest Art of Lore

I painted this simple watercolor in the style of an “animation cel” with a few simple, well-defined shapes and eye-catching colors. Does it say “cartoon” to you?

Title: Tower of Lore
Painted: April 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, hot pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

To view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

Watercolor Lore

Watercolor Lore album by John K

Welcome to the Art of Lore. My name is John Klobucher and I’m launching this new blog to exhibit original images, both watercolor paintings and digital photographs, that I hope will tickle your fancy and stir your imagination.

Please visit the Gallery for the latest additions to the Art of Lore collection. The first few sets will be from the Watercolor Lore album pictured here.

Thanks for stopping by. And may the Lore be with you!