Watercolor of the day ~ Night Skye Lore

Night Skye Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a place of wonder and lore — especially at night. Imagine the bedtime tales you’d hear in this classic cottage, curled up by the warm, glowing peat fire as cold shadows dance in the moonlight outside.

That’s not just smoke in the air. It’s magic.

Title: Night Skye Lore
Painted: June 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!

Watercolor of the day ~ Garden Lore

Garden Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

In Hyde Park, New York, next to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, there’s a beautiful hidden garden — the Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield —
that I had the good fortune to wander into one day last summer. It’s a serene place with a storybook look — emerald-green grass, vine-covered walls, and arched stone gateways worthy of the worlds of Narnia or Middle Earth. This painting is my impression of one of them.

What wonderland do you spy on the other side?

Title: Garden Lore
Painted: June 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!

Watercolor of the day ~ Sandstone Lore

Sandstone Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This painting features a favorite motif of mine — the remarkable Wukoki Pueblo from the Wupatki National Monument in Arizona. It’s one of a few surviving dwellings built a thousand years ago by the Sinaqua people using the red layered sandstone that the land provided them.

This time I went back to my original photographs from 1984 and recreated the scene as faithfully as possible while applying a classic impressionist style borrowed from the 20th century American painter A. B. Davies in his later watercolors. I’ve been looking to try this style for a while now and this seemed like the perfect subject. I hope you enjoy it!

Title: Sandstone 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!

Watercolor of the day ~ Jersey Lore

Jersey Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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It’s off to Scotland’s Ayrshire county for a scene from the farming life. This one features a four-legged friend we met years ago — a young Jersey bull — happily grazing in a hillside pasture that sloped down to the edge of the North Atlantic, whose waters you see in the distance here. What beautiful animals, he and his herd! I hope I did him justice.

Title: Jersey 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!

Watercolor of the day ~ Tropical Lore

Tropical Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

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 ~ Red Range Lore

Red Range Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This watercolor depicts an imagined red range of mountains rising from a great plain I once crossed while traveling the American West. The composition reflects a simple but sacred place. Someday I’d like to go back and find it.

Title: Red Range Lore
Painted: February 2019
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!

Photo of Lore ~ Holy sea

Holy sea ~ Photo by John Klobucher

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

I know a place where heaven and earth meet the holy sea. Come see for yourself.

Title: Holy sea
Shot: June 2016
Site: Big Sur
Location: California, USA

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Photo of Lore ~ Estate of nature

Estate of nature ~ Photo by John Klobucher

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I know a place where you can find a summer cottage in the pines.

Title: Estate of nature
Shot: June 2018
Site: Biltmore Estate
Location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA

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Photo of Lore ~ Flame of freedom

Flame of freedom ~ Photo by John Klobucher

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

I know a place where the flame of freedom lights the sky. It never dies.

Title: Flame of freedom
Shot: August 2016
Site: Statue of Liberty
Location: New York NY, USA

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Photo of Lore ~ National debt

National debt ~ Photo by John Klobucher

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

I know a place where they never forget the only true count of national debt.

Title: National debt
Shot: March 2015
Site: World War II Memorial
Location: Washington DC, USA

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May the Lore be with you!