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”

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”