New watercolor ~ Mohican Lore

Mohican Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

This watercolor began with a visit to the shores of idyllic Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York — home of 19th century author James Fenimore Cooper (and the Baseball Hall of Fame, of course). The view north from the lake’s southern end is epic, a romantic distant vista worthy of a scene in The Last of the Mohicans or one of Cooper’s other classic novels.

To help evoke that romance on paper, I reversed some of the painting’s colors, particularly blue and orange, with the hope of creating an aura of someplace lost in the mists of time. Is that Hawkeye and Uncas I spy out there?

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

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May the Lore be with you!