Watercolor of the day ~ Hen of Lore

Hen of Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

Hello friends and art fans! Here’s a little Art of Lore

I grew up near my cousins’ dairy farm and have many fond memories of time spent in the pastures, cow barn, and hen houses. So I took great pleasure in painting this cheery, nostalgic watercolor of a plump country hen on parade in her sunny barnyard.

Now I’ll confess that the model for this scene (which I encountered in Cooperstown, New York a few years ago) was not actually a hen of many colors. But I think this plumage suits her well. Don’t you?!

Title: Hen of Lore
Painted: September 2019
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

To shop for prints and other products featuring your favorite Art of Lore images, visit John Klobucher’s galleries on Fine Art America (aka Pixels) — john-klobucher.pixels.com

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

Watercolor of the day ~ Desert Shadows Lore

Desert Shadows Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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An ancient landscape sleeps in moonlight and shadow as the painted desert turns purple and gold.

Title: Desert Shadows Lore
Painted: October 1990
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 12″x16″

To shop for prints and other products featuring your favorite Art of Lore images, visit John Klobucher’s galleries on Fine Art America (aka Pixels) — john-klobucher.pixels.com

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

Watercolor of the day ~ Olde Sod Lore

Olde Sod Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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Somewhere near Scotland’s Isle of Skye, an old crofter returns to his cottage with a load of peat for the evening’s fire. You’re invited for supper and a glass or two. No cozier place will you find tonight!

Title: Olde Sod Lore
Painted: September 1989
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 12″x16″

To shop for prints and other products featuring your favorite Art of Lore images, visit John Klobucher’s galleries on Fine Art America (aka Pixels) — john-klobucher.pixels.com

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

Watercolor of the day ~ Father of Lore

Father of Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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In this seaside portrait, a young boy gazes out at the distant horizon as his father looks only at the son in his arms.

Title: Father of Lore
Painted: December 1990
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 12″x16″

To shop for prints and other products featuring your favorite Art of Lore images, visit John Klobucher’s galleries on Fine Art America (aka Pixels) — john-klobucher.pixels.com

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

Watercolor of the day ~ Mother of Lore

Mother of Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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In this portrait, which explores the evocative contrast of complementary (or opposite) colors, a young mother’s thoughts drift for a fleeting moment as she cradles her fine newborn son.

It’s another nod to Van Gogh, who used these color pairs — yellow/purple, red/green, blue/orange — extensively in many of his famous works, including the portraits. I’ve adopted the technique as a staple of my watercolor style.

Title: Mother of Lore
Painted: December 1990
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 12″x16″

To shop for prints and other products featuring your favorite Art of Lore images, visit John Klobucher’s galleries on Fine Art America (aka Pixels) — john-klobucher.pixels.com

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

Watercolor of the day ~ Lady of the House Lore

Lady of the House Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This Post-Impressionistic portrait depicts my sainted grandmother, Sadie Jones, seated serenely in a very Van Gogh style scene. A lady of lore she surely was!

Title: Lady of the House Lore
Painted: November 1990
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 12″x16″

To shop for prints and other products featuring your favorite Art of Lore images, visit John Klobucher’s galleries on Fine Art America (aka Pixels) — john-klobucher.pixels.com

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

Watercolor of the day ~ Tahitian Morning Lore

Tahitian Morning Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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I’d been looking at a collection of Tahitian paintings by Paul Gauguin when I put brush to paper one morning and imagined this seaside scene. But its statuesque female figure is more abstracted (without defined facial features) in the style of Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast, one of the great American watercolorists of the last century and a favorite of mine.

A tip ‘o the cap to two inspirational artists!

Title: Tahitian Morning Lore
Painted: November 1990
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 12″x16″

To shop for prints and other products featuring your favorite Art of Lore images, visit John Klobucher’s galleries on Fine Art America (aka Pixels) — john-klobucher.pixels.com

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

Watercolor of the day ~ Men of Malta Lore

Men of Malta Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This is a study I once did, based on a photo from National Geographic, of a street scene on the island of Malta (presumably the place where they make Maltese Falcons). A group of men are gathered in the shade along an old stone wall, watching a game of bocce in the road. It’s an impressionistic take, but I hope I captured the spirit of these five spectators and their afternoon siesta.

Title: Men of Malta Lore
Painted: May 1989
Media: Watercolors on paper

To shop for prints and other products featuring your favorite Art of Lore images, visit John Klobucher’s galleries on Fine Art America (aka Pixels) — john-klobucher.pixels.com

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

Watercolor of the day ~ Hidden Islands Lore

Hidden Islands Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

Hello friends and art fans! Here’s a little Art of Lore

I envisioned this alien dreamscape as a Jedi kind of place, with its lush green mountains hiding a deep crater lake and temple islands built upon it a long, long time ago. Imagine the lore this land could tell. Is that a lightsaber’s hum I hear?

Title: Hidden Islands Lore
Painted: July 2019
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

To shop for prints and other products featuring your favorite Art of Lore images, visit John Klobucher’s galleries on Fine Art America (aka Pixels) — john-klobucher.pixels.com

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

Watercolor of the day ~ Big Sky Lore

Big Sky Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This watercolor is loosely based on a big sky scene I once found on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park in eastern California. It’s a simple composition of a place dwarfed by the blue above. But I think those little white clouds steal the show.

Stylistically, my inspiration for this one came from the New Deal landscapes of the 1930’s — particularly the oil painting Valley Farms by Ross Dickinson, which you can see at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. It’s plain American and a personal favorite.

Title: Big Sky Lore
Painted: April 2018
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

To shop for prints and other products featuring your favorite Art of Lore images, visit John Klobucher’s galleries on Fine Art America (aka Pixels) — john-klobucher.pixels.com

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!