Calypso Bulbosa – Fairy Slipper

Calypso Bulbosa, watercolor, 12 x 14″,  2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Fairy Slippers, Calypso bulbosa are orchids, somewhat rare and a delight to find. These flowers were emerging along the Rainbow Trail in southeast Colorado. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/850207

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”

Swimming Laps

Swimming Laps, watercolor, 12×9″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved bu Jean Krueger Swimming back and forth doing laps I notice the shimmer of water and all the reflections that move with the sun. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/837321

White Tanks Park, Maricopa County

White Tanks Park, Maricopa County, Pastel on paper,2018, 12×9″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger The desert blooms in the spring. This is a variety of Cholla with mostly green blossoms. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/836760

Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans

Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans, 12×9″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This cactus grows in our neighborhood. It is low to the ground and spreads by growing outward from its middle. It blooms at night and has deliciosly fragrant blooms.The blooms when open are about 12″ across and closely spaced.Continue reading “Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans”