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”

Arizona Bird of Paradise – caesalpinia pulcherrima

Arizona Bird of Paradise – caesalpinia pulcherrima, 2018, Soft Pastel on Board, 10×8″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger The Arizona Bird of Paradise (caesalpinia pulcherrima) is a member of the Fabaceae (pea) family. Where we stay they are trimmed into medium height shrubs but they can grow to small tree proportions. TheyContinue reading “Arizona Bird of Paradise – caesalpinia pulcherrima”

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden, watercolor, 12×9″, 2018 by Jean Krueger with all rights reserved. This plant grows in a pot by the entrance to the Desert  Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. I have to find out its name. I paint it for its shape and crisp silhouette. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/902726

Winter Opuntia

  Winter Opuntia, soft pastel on sandere paper, 12″ x 9″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Flat, late afternoon sun on a cold winter day in a dry Arizona desert made this prickly pear cactus jump with color and shadow. I saw it on the way back to the car afterContinue reading “Winter Opuntia”

Mexican Fence Post Cactus – Pachycereus marginatus

Mexican Fence Post Cactus – Pachycereus marginatus, pastel on hardboard, 20×16″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger The Mexican Fence Post is a species originating in Central Mexico. These grow to heights of 12 or more feet and have a diameter of 3 to 8″. Its star-shape cross section can have fromContinue reading “Mexican Fence Post Cactus – Pachycereus marginatus”

Opuntia

Opuntia, watercolor, 8×6″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Dozens of varieties of Opuntia are in bloom in these early May days in Arizona. I found this blossom at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. I’m inspired in this painting by the semi-transparent petals and the contrast of vermilion against aquas, greensContinue reading “Opuntia”