New sketch ~ Provence Parlor Lore

Provence Parlor Lore #1 ~ Sketch by John Klobucher

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

This sketch had two sources of inspiration. The first was a photograph of a dark-gray tabby cat named Mercury recently taken by my friend Jackie in her angular apartment. The other was Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting of his bedroom at Arles in 1888.

I’m a big fan of Van Gogh (and cats too of course), so I’m eager to see how this imagined parlor from 19th century Provence translates into a watercolor. Stay tuned!

Title: Provence Parlor Lore
Sketched: February 2018
Medium: Pencil on paper

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New sketch ~ Saratoga Farmhouse Lore

Saratoga Farmhouse Lore #1 ~ Sketch by John Klobucher

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This is a sketch of the John Neilson Farmhouse from the Saratoga National Historical Park, site of two tide-turning battles of the Revolutionary War in 1777. The American forces occupied this building and the ridge on which it sits, giving them a key advantage over the advancing British troops. I visited 240 years later on a peaceful summer day — with just a faint echo of musket fire.

Title: Saratoga Farmhouse Lore
Sketched: January 2018
Medium: Pencil on paper

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New sketch ~ House of Lore

House of Lore #1 ~ Sketch by John Klobucher

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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

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