We go for walks in the desert. Now that spring is warming everything up, all types of desert inhabitants start to appear. Heat loving cactus are blooming, cold-blooded lizards bask in the sun and rabbits forage fallen seeds. I love the desert.
A hot day, a steep climb, another place in the world I’d never seen before. Wonderful. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1157215
This part of the Salt River runs through Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. When the monsoons come, the rocky bed in the foreground is raging with water which will flow west where the Verde River will join it. Wild horses, mustangs, roam freely through this park in large herds.
Bright, bright Arizona sunlight creates high contrast visuals that give shadows a life of their own. $35 USD, $5 to ship https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/956368
This cactus blooms during the cool hours of the day and will turn black in a few hours. A rosey red fruit will form in the weeks after to blossom is gone. The botanical name for this plant is Echinopsis pachanoi. 60 USD, $5 to ship https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/san-pedro-cactus/715272
I was delighted to come across this scene while walking, bees and cacti interacting. Both are topics I really like to portray, I am fascinated by the shapes and geometries of both. I love botanical paintings. $60 USD, $5 to ship https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/san-pedro-cactus/715272
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”
Cactus Detail, pastel on board, 6×8″, 2018, by Jean Krueger, copyrighted with all rights reserved The Desert Botanical Garden is beginning it’s spring bloom. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/820567
Symmetrical Asymmetry – Cactus, Pastel on Board, 16×20″, 2017, by Jean Krueger, copyrighted with all rights reserved. This plant grows in a traffic median close to where I stay. I’ve been watching it over the years and it’s grown large and gnarly. I don’t know the name of the species but continue to search for it.Continue reading “Symmetrical Asymmetry – Cactus”