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”

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

Comanche Peak

Elevation 11,400 ft.,oil on canvas, 16×12″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger It’s late, late summer and I can still hike the eastern foothills of the Rockies. The weather has bee wonderful, warm and all clear cobalt skies. The grasses that thrive at timberline are yellow ochre and white, the evergreens remainContinue reading “Comanche Peak”

Comanche Trail

Comanche Trail, pastel on board, 12×16″, 2018, copyrighted by Jean Krueger with all rights reserved The late summer air in the alpine landscape is still warm, 60-65 degrees F, although the wind can gust and make it feel cooler. But when I hike I’m in a sleeveless shirt and with pantlegs rolled up, working upContinue reading “Comanche Trail”

Comanche Lake Looking East

Comanche Lake Looking East, watercolor, 2018, copyrighted by Jean Krueger with all rights reserved I hike to go fishing here. This lake has great big cut throat trout. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/884480