New watercolor ~ Night Skye Lore

Night Skye Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

Hello friends and art fans! Here’s the latest 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 view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Hawaiian Lore

Hawaiian Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

We’re headed to the “Aloha State” for this week’s artful expedition — the balmy island of Maui to be specific. This is the view from her far western shore, featuring a stand of iconic, impossibly tall palms and the cloud-capped neighbor island of Lanai. It’s still a paradise despite the passing storm.

Even a storm of lore like this one…

Title: Hawaiian Lore
Painted: June 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

To view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Garden Lore

Garden Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

Hello friends and art fans! Here’s the latest 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 view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Sandstone Lore

Sandstone Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

Hello friends and art fans! Here’s the latest 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 view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Jersey Lore

Jersey Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

It’s back to Scotland’s Ayrshire county this week for another 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 view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Farmland Lore

Farmland Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

Once upon a time on a trip to Ayrshire, a storied county on Scotland’s southwest shores, I happened on this farmland scene — a pleasant patchwork of fields and pastures climbing up from the choppy Firth of Clyde to the top of a hillside rich in lore. The sky smiled wide and pale blue above it. The distant houses looked like toys…

You might need to squint to see them here, nestled among the greens and grains.

Title: Farmland Lore
Painted: May 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, hot pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

To view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Tropical Lore

Tropical Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

Hello friends and art fans! Here’s the latest 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 view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Pueblo Lore

Pueblo Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

How about something whimsical this week? It’s a colorful landscape loosely based on the ancient pueblos of the Wupatki National Monument near Flagstaff, Arizona. Of course I’ve used a little 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 view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Loch Lore

Loch Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

This week’s watercolor is a romantic ode to the castle Eilean Donan, a 13th-century treasure that rests majestically at the meeting of three ocean lochs on Scotland’s west coast, a stone’s throw from the timeless Isle of Skye. I hope you enjoy my simple impression of this magical place. I’d love to go back for another Highland fling!

Title: Loch Lore
Painted: April 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, cold pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

To view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Death Valley Lore

Death Valley Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

This watercolor depicts a road trip that my cousin Ian and I took across California’s Death Valley many years ago in my treasured two-seat MR2. It was hot as an oven — and breathtaking!

Title: Death Valley Lore
Painted: April 2017
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Paper: Arches Watercolor Block, hot pressed, 140lb 9″x12″

To view earlier Art of Lore, please visit the Gallery. And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!