Sketch of the day ~ House of Lore

House of Lore #1 ~ Sketch by John Klobucher

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

I made this spartan sketch in preparation for a watercolor painting of General Washington’s legendary home at Mount Vernon, Virginia. It reflects an earlier phase of the mansion’s history, circa 1770, prior to the construction of the adjoining colonnades and circular forecourt that you’d see on a visit there today.

I love the bold beauty of the building’s neoclassical design — a style known as Palladian after the influential Italian architect Andrea Palladio. Those elements are especially plain to see in such a simple blueprint as this.

Title: House of Lore
Sketched: July 2017
Medium: Pencil 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) —

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May the Lore be with you!

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