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

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

Wild Apples

There’s and old, old apple tree at the Comanche Venable trailhead in Colorado. No one tends it now but the browsing deer. It’s grown scraggely and wide as the years pass. In spring its whitepink blooms billow in the montane sun. By September the fruit finally ripens to a sour, wormy greenred, hard and plump, abundantContinue reading “Wild Apples”