Watercolor of the day ~ Door to the Lore

Door to the Lore #3 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

Legend says that this Door of Lore stands in a land long ago and far, far away — a place lost in space where darkness rules. I can picture Lord Vader lurking here, or Kylo Ren, behind those rocks.

Where are Rey and Luke when you need them?! I’ve got a really bad feeling about this…

Title: Door to the Lore #3
Painted: September 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, rough, 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 ~ Pueblo Lore

Pueblo Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

How about something whimsical? This colorful landscape is loosely based on the ancient pueblos of the Wupatki National Monument near Flagstaff, Arizona. Of course I’ve used a bit of artistic license (well, maybe a lot) to surround these iconic ruins with a wildly “painted desert”, but how else can you convey the spirit of such a storied land?

Title: Pueblo Lore
Painted: April 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 10″x14″

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 ~ Burro Lore

Burro Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

Many years ago on an epic quest, I came across this friendly donkey in the Black Hills of South Dakota, not far from Mount Rushmore. But in this painting, she’s made her way a thousand miles southwest to the edge of a Utah canyon where she seems right at home on a narrow trail in the morning sun. Anyone want a ride? Hop on!

Title: Burro Lore
Painted: August 2017
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 ~ Martha’s House of Lore

Martha's House of Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

This is a watercolor based on a sketch I made of an early Mount Vernon, the great estate of General and Mrs. Washington on the hilly green banks of the wide Potomac. But in contrast to the black and white starkness of the drawing, I chose to color the painting with a gentle palette, something a bit more Martha than George. After all, who do you think really ran the house?!

Title: Martha’s House of Lore
Painted: July 2017
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 ~ Seven Hill Lore

Seven Hill Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

I was thinking about contour maps when I dreamed up this one — a Seuss-like scene of fanciful foothills and colorful cacti set in the distant future, or ancient past, of an imagined Arizona. But those four-layer shapes took on a life of their own once I put them down on paper. Sometimes I see seven green islands on a ruddy sea. Or a bumper car race. Even a maze.

Who knows what you’ll find in “them thar hills”?!

Title: Seven Hill Lore
Painted: June 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, rough, 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 ~ 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 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 ~ 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 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 ~ Sandstone Lore

Sandstone Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

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 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 ~ Jersey Lore

Jersey Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

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 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 ~ 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 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!