Large Mouth Bass

This large mouth bass is painted at a scale of 1.5:1 which means the live one was bigger by half. They can grow really big and don’t like to be caught, putting up a strong fight. The husband caught him, I photoed him and he was released back into the Upstate New York Lake fromContinue reading “Large Mouth Bass”

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera, Pastel on Paper, 14×11″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This plant is found at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. I’ll add the the botanic information as soon as I can, probably after a trip to the Garden itself. I was attracted by the red-yellow blooms supported onContinue reading “Aloe Vera”

Pumpkinseed

Pumpkinseed, watercolor, 2018, 6×8″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger These North American natives are commonly called Pumpkinseeds because of the black flap at the edge of their gills.Lepomis gibbosus is included in the common sunfish family (Centrarchidae). They can grow quite large for a smallish fish (i.e. over 9″) but most that I’ve seenContinue reading “Pumpkinseed”

Prairie Cone Flower – Ratibida columnifera

https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/902191Prairie Coneflower – Ratibida columnifera – by Jean Krueger, watercolor, copyrighted with all rights reserved, 2018 . These prairie cone flowers are easing their way into autumn, missing a few of their  4-12 petals, a little bent at the stems with leaves starting to turn ruddy. The cones are typically longer than the petals.  TheyContinue reading “Prairie Cone Flower – Ratibida columnifera”

Ponderosa Twig

Ponderosa Twig, watercolor, 6×4′, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger One of my favorite topics, the intricate pine cone. It spirals from top to bottom in predictable 12 to 14 spirals, each leaf hiding a seed that will eventually blow away. I love them. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/890907  

Wild Rose in Autumn

Wild Rose in Autumn, oil on board, 4×6″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Wild roses in the autumn move from the pink and green of spring and summer to the crimson an yellow leaves of fall. I painted this with leftover paint from a larger work in order not to waste theContinue reading “Wild Rose in Autumn”