Watercolor of the day ~ Ukiyo-e Lore

Ukiyo-e Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

I’ve long loved the Japanese art of Ukiyo-e, the colorful woodblock prints of such masters as Hokusai and Hiroshige. This watercolor, an invented new view of Mount Fuji, pays homage to them and their classic craft.

Title: Ukiyo-e Lore
Painted: August 1990
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, warm 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 ~ Scottish Croft Lore

Scottish Croft Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This watercolor was inspired by a trip to Scotland’s misty Isle of Skye — an old crofter’s cottage one crisp spring morn by the sea, amidst the moss and thistle.

Title: Scottish Croft Lore
Painted: May 1991
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, warm 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 ~ Stones of Lore

Stones of Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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Not long ago during a summer sojourn in London, I took a day trip to the mythic site of Stonehenge, the silent circle of great gray sentinels that stands watch just a couple of hours — and thousands of years — outside of the city. It was more wondrous, more moving, than I’d ever imagined. An ancient ritual dance preserved mid-step in stone on the green rolling hills.

This painting is a simple song of that place, a poem of monoliths still ablaze with the spirits of those who set them here.

Title: Stones 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 ~ Mayan Sun Lore

Mayan Sun Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

Inspired by a trip to Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula many years ago, I painted this scene of ancient Mayan imagery set beneath the blazing Mexican sun.

Title: Mayan Sun Lore
Painted: July 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 ~ Painted Desert Lore

Painted Desert Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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An ancient landscape is colorfully imagined on the Painted Desert of Arizona.

Title: Painted Desert Lore
Painted: June 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 ~ Hen of Lore

Hen of Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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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

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

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

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

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!