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

Sugar Pine Cone – Pinus lambertiana

Drawn to scale, the cone of the Sugar Pine shown here is in the medium range in size. These cones can grow to over two feet in length. They are superb in their symetry and the rythmic spiraling of their woody scales. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1029498

Butter and Eggs – Linaria vulgaris

Victor alla Prima, sold. Butter and Eggs was painted on site in Victor, CO. It’s a snap-drangonish perennial that stands 18-24″ and seems to love poor soil. It is delicat and detailed. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/butter-and-eggs/778422

Ponderosa Pine Cone

This cone is a lot larger and harder that most of the ponderosa cones I’ve painted. We found it in Southern California. I wonder if I identified it correctly although in searching for visual info on it, it most likely resembles the ponderosas. I may have to re-title it someday if I find it’s a differentContinue reading “Ponderosa Pine Cone”

Eastern White Pine Cone – Pinus strobus

I really like pine cones, there’s such variety across the various species. I like these for the shape of their seed scales, a wonderful drop-like curve. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1020063

Pinus arizonica

I just got this new set of gouche tubes, such a difference from watercolor, different application techniques different look, real exciting to use. Using real not gouache, not the acrylic/gouache (I don’t like these-can’t re-work). https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1005782

Caesalpinia pulcherrima – Mexican Bird of Paradise

It’s October in Arizona and the Mexican Bird of Paradise is in one of its full blooms. The shrub flowers several time during a single year and is always showy and dramatic with its red/orange blossoms and its complimentary blue/turquoise foliage. The frilly detail of this plant is captivating to the eye. it’s always visually in motion,Continue reading “Caesalpinia pulcherrima – Mexican Bird of Paradise”

Echinopsis chiloensis – Hedgehog Cactus

The cactus grows not far from the house in Arizona. The media, casein is new to me. Totally opaque, it’s quite different from the watercolor with which I’m familiar. It’s like gouache. a lot easier than watercolor, it has a very different look and feel, very graphic an illustrative, less touchy feely.  https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1004456