Violet Prickly Pear

Violet Prickly Pear, 2017, Soft and Hard Pastel,20×16″, Jean Krueger Fine Art, copyrighted with all rights reserved This plant is too pretty not to paint. It is backlit with the late afternoon sun, painted from a photo taken at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/775710 Detail, Violet Prickly Pear Detail, Violet Prickly PearContinue reading “Violet Prickly Pear”

ARARIBA 

​ Arabiba, 12×9″, watercolor on 14O # Paper These winged seeds come from a tree which can grow to over 100 feet in height. In Brasil the tree is used extensively in reforestation projects, urban landscaping and for its ornamental wood. The yellow flowers become really large, 4-6″ whirly-gig units which are blown far and wide.Continue reading “ARARIBA “

Tamboril

Tamboril, 8×8″, watercolor on 140# HP paper The tamboil tree goes by many names, most of which are associated with its ear shaped seed pods. Scientifically it belongs to the Fabaceae family and is named Enterolobium contortisiliquum. They’re native to Brasil. They can reach 20-40 meters in height giving welcome shade. The wood is usedContinue reading “Tamboril”

Philodendron 

Philodendron, 12×9″, watercolor  on 140# HP paper  If you are a philodendron, the Tropic of Capricorn is where you want to live, not in the upper latitudes clinging to life in an office planter, overwatered, underfed, starved for daylight. Here the size and variety of this species is vast. Plants which are scrawny potted slipsContinue reading “Philodendron “

Tropical Depression

Tropical Depression, 20 x 14″, pastel in Arches 140# CP Being American, being of a nature that celebrates variety and a se la vie attitude towards  most  matters, I must admit that I had a real sense of depression and loss with regard to the  US election  results. I’ve been painting this since the day of theContinue reading “Tropical Depression”

Tropical Sun and Shade

Tropical  Sun and Shade, 140# h0t press watercolor paper A couple years ago when I decided to paint with watercolors I found a book by Tom Hoffaman, Watercolor Painting, 2012, http://hoffmannwatercolors.com. I got a digital copy of it and refer to it frequently. Tom put out a post today about his upcoming teaching schedule for this andContinue reading “Tropical Sun and Shade”