New watercolor ~ Wall of Lore

Wall of Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

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

This is another view of the famous Wukoki Pueblo ruins that I’ve painted before (from the Wupatki National Monument near Flagstaff, Arizona). It features a tall sandstone wall with small window holes that keep watch over the sacred land and eye the tourists who come to visit.

For a thousand years this wall has stood here. I hope that it stands for a thousand more.

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

To shop for your favorite Art of Lore images on notecards, magnets, mugs, and more, visit The Lore Store (a CafePress website): www.cafepress.com/LoreStore

And for Words of Lore, go to LoreOfTheUnderlings.com

May the Lore be with you!

New watercolor ~ Red Sky Lore

Red Sky Lore #1 ~ Watercolor by John Klobucher

Hello friends and art fans! Here’s the latest 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 your favorite Art of Lore images on notecards, magnets, mugs, and more, visit The Lore Store (a CafePress website): www.cafepress.com/LoreStore

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 ~ 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!