Prickly Pear, soft pastel on sanded paper, 12 x 9″ 2017, by Jean Krueger. All rights reserved.
The ubiquitous Prickly Pear sparkles and shines, shifting colors in the intense sun of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. The complimentary teal-turquoise and rose-magentas beg to be painted. The sun washes and deepens the contrasts, highlighting every surface contour. I love it.