Watercolor of the day ~ Path of Lore

Path of Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

I once hiked this trail in the clouds. It was long ago on a trek to the snow-capped Olympic Mountains of Washington state, which rise just west and in view of Seattle. But now that I see this scene again, it could easily pass for someplace more mystical — a path of lore from a timeless epic.

Is that a Jedi temple ahead? Or the gateway to Rivendell, home of elves…

Title: Path of Lore
Painted: November 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 ~ Monterey Lore

Monterey Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

If you drive south for a couple of hours from San Francisco along California’s picturesque Pacific coast, you’ll find Monterey, the historic seaside stop made famous in John Steinbeck’s classic novel, Cannery Row. I was there not long ago and discovered this nostalgic scene — a makeshift fishing shack perched precariously over the bay’s blue waters. The shack’s corrugated steel walls and rusty roof harken back to those old sardine canning days when the folk here had rough hands and rougher manners.

If you listen real close, you might still hear ’em…

Title: Monterey Lore
Painted: November 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 ~ Planet IV Lore

Planet IV Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

The scout ship landed hard, bouncing across the valley floor. A dust cloud billowed up from the trench it dug. It lurched to a violent stop.

The pilot peered out of a cracked, pitted viewport.

Her nav chart said this was Planet IV. She knew nothing else about it.

“Anyone home?” she wondered out loud. But all was still on the blue slopes around her. The orange sky was empty — for now.

Ensign Starlark snapped her helmet on and reached for the hatch release. “Can’t stay here, I’m a sitting duck.”

Whoosh.

She jumped out, blast-rifle ready…

Title: Planet IV Lore
Painted: November 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 ~ Autumn Shore Lore

Autumn Shore Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

If you rode north just far enough,
you might find this idyllic scene —
a lake the likes of Brigadoon.
Or Xanadu.
Sky blue, gold, green.

Who knew El Dorado
was in New Hampshire,
on this shore of lore…

Title: Autumn Shore Lore
Painted: October 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 ~ Red Sky Lore

Red Sky Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

Morning.
Spring.
An abandoned pueblo of sandstone and spirits.
One witness — a lore tree.

What does a red sky rising mean?
A god-sign?
An omen?
A warning?

We’ll see…

Title: Red Sky Lore
Painted: October 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 ~ 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!

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) — john-klobucher.pixels.com

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!