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

Douglas Fir Cone

Douglas Fir ConeDouglas Fir Cone, watercolor, 6×4″ 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger When walking in the woods around my mom’s house, I always pick stuff up, like grasses, rocks, tree twigs and pine cones. I added the one painted here to my growing collection of conifer cones. The geometry of theseContinue reading “Douglas Fir Cone”

Poppies, Second St. and Edwards Ave., Westcliffe, CO

Poppies, Second St. and Edwards Ave., Westcliffe, CO, 2018, 12×16″, Professional watercolors on 140# hot press watercolor paper, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This week I’m painting poppies because they’re blooming all over town. They don’t last long and will all be to seed by next week. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/second-st-and-edwards-ave-westcliffe-co/683848   Red Poppies, 2018, 12×16″, professionalContinue reading “Poppies, Second St. and Edwards Ave., Westcliffe, CO”

Thistles

Thistle, 2018, professional watercolors on 184# wet media recycled, acid free paper, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This studies a small thistle I found while on a walk. The paper it’s painted on is a Strathmore product, that has a tan-ish cast and contains 30% recycled material. It’s the first time I’veContinue reading “Thistles”

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”

Paintbrush and Purple Fringe

Paintbrush and Purple Fringe, watercolor, 12×9″, 2018, copyroghted with all rights reserved This painting shows alpine flowers as they start to bloom in the late spring. They are shown in the late afternoon sun as I started back from a day of fishing at Comanche Lake, elevation 11,000+ feet. I caught four large cutthroat troutContinue reading “Paintbrush and Purple Fringe”

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”