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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Watercolor of the day ~ Bahía de Tangolunda

Bahía de Tangolunda ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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I was visiting the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico when I painted this colorful vista of Tangolunda Bay on the Pacific Ocean. I’ll give credit to the hot Mexican sun, which dried my paints so fast that I opted for a loose, impressionist style.

Title: Bahía de Tangolunda
Painted: April 1990
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 ~ Pacific Pool

Pacific Pool ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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I painted this watercolor on-site by an inviting, crystal-blue pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Bay of Tangolunda on the beautiful coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. Go ahead and jump in — the water’s fine!

Title: Pacific Pool
Painted: April 1990
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 ~ Otsego Lake

Otsego Lake ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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This watercolor depicts a long-lost wilderness of another age set in a place now called Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York. I once caught a fleeting glimpse… but then it was gone.

Title: Otsego Lake
Painted: July 2017 and May 2020
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 ~ Vincent’s Farmhouse

Vincent's Farmhouse ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

This is my attempt to evoke the spirit and style of Van Gogh’s vivid landscapes in a watercolor painting. It’s a countryside scene from a colorful and crooked land of impossible purple fields and bright orange skies where Vincent’s farmhouse welcomes your visit.

Title: Vincent’s Farmhouse
Painted: July 2020
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!