Amaryllis Bulb

I’ll document its emerging leaves and multiple blossoms over the next six weeks. I’m going to use different media and chose pen and ink for this first image in order to portray detail I often miss with other media. Amaryllis bulbs show up in markets during December in the United States and every year IContinue reading “Amaryllis Bulb”

Aloe Vera

I’m trying a small Qor brand travel set of paints, 12 different pigments in a small metal case. The colors are really saturated and spring to life when water is applied to them, they have tremendous flow. This was painted at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden en plein air. $20. USA, $4. shipping https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/aloe-vera/712440

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera, Pastel on Paper, 14×11″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This plant is found at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. I’ll add the the botanic information as soon as I can, probably after a trip to the Garden itself. I was attracted by the red-yellow blooms supported onContinue reading “Aloe Vera”

Arizona Pine Cone

Arizona Pine Cone, watercolor on paper, 8×6″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger I picked up this pinecone while walking past a golf course in my neighborhood. The tree that grows is over 60 years old and is quite tall. The needles on the tree are 4-5″ long. $21. USD, $4. shippingContinue reading “Arizona Pine Cone”

Quillback Rockfish

Quillback Rockfish, watercolor on paper, 9×12″ 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This is a fish native to the west coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico, they can be up to 24″ in length and live to 95 years. Its biological name is Sabastes maliger. It lives in kelp covered rockContinue reading “Quillback Rockfish”

Pumpkinseed

Pumpkinseed, watercolor, 2018, 6×8″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger These North American natives are commonly called Pumpkinseeds because of the black flap at the edge of their gills.Lepomis gibbosus is included in the common sunfish family (Centrarchidae). They can grow quite large for a smallish fish (i.e. over 9″) but most that I’ve seenContinue reading “Pumpkinseed”

Agave in the Shade

Agave in the Shade, 2018, Watercolor, 8×8″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger There are over 200 species of agaves and I have no idea which this is. If it happens to be a blue or tequilana agave, tequila can be made from it. The Agave is part of the genus Yucca. $15Continue reading “Agave in the Shade”