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”

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”