Rock Bass

Rock Bass are warm water fish, This one was caught and released in Lake Adirondack in upstate New York. Pastels are a really good media when depicting the vibrant nuances of shiny, scaly fish, much easier for me to control than watercolor. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1079279

Ocotillo

Ocotillos, indigenous to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and Mexico, are a plant with long, spiny leafed stems bearing flags of densely packed orange to red flowers at their tips. Their branches grow to 15-20 ft. high in tight clusters. Have you ever seen one? https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1066090

Olana, Hudson River Valley, New York

Olana is the Victorian home of Frederick Church, a 19th c. landscape artist credited with the founding of the Hudson River School of painting. This painting is one view of the many panoramic sights that can be seen from this hilltop monument. The house is open to the public and a fascinating way to spend 2-3Continue reading “Olana, Hudson River Valley, New York”

Stampede Rodeo Stars

July is Rodeo in Westcliffe, Colorado, and mixed team roping is one of my favorite events. The woman, the man and both horses work in tight partnership to rope a calf while riding at a full gallop out of the shoot. It’s not easy, and there’s a lot more misses than successful roping of aContinue reading “Stampede Rodeo Stars”

Cottonwood Creek, Westcliffe, CO

Painted en plein aire, this painting was awarded 3rd Prize at the Sangres art Guild’s Alla Prima Westcliffe competition in Setptember 2019 https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/cottonwood-creek-westcliffe-colorado/788555

Shell Station, Westcliffe, CO

Painted en plein aire with the doors open to the cold wet night, this was entered in the Sangres Art Guild Alla Prima Westcliffe competition in September 2019. It was painted as I was hunkered down in my car with the door open. Plein aire is not my favorite way to paint a nocturne. ItContinue reading “Shell Station, Westcliffe, CO”