Thistles

Thistle, 2018, professional watercolors on 184# wet media recycled, acid free paper, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This studies a small thistle I found while on a walk. The paper it’s painted on is a Strathmore product, that has a tan-ish cast and contains 30% recycled material. It’s the first time I’veContinue reading “Thistles”

Winter Opuntia

  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”

Paintbrush and Purple Fringe

Paintbrush and Purple Fringe, watercolor, 12×9″, 2018, copyroghted with all rights reserved This painting shows alpine flowers as they start to bloom in the late spring. They are shown in the late afternoon sun as I started back from a day of fishing at Comanche Lake, elevation 11,000+ feet. I caught four large cutthroat troutContinue reading “Paintbrush and Purple Fringe”

Calypso Bulbosa – Fairy Slipper

Calypso Bulbosa, watercolor, 12 x 14″,  2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Fairy Slippers, Calypso bulbosa are orchids, somewhat rare and a delight to find. These flowers were emerging along the Rainbow Trail in southeast Colorado. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/850207

Opuntia

Opuntia, watercolor, 8×6″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Dozens of varieties of Opuntia are in bloom in these early May days in Arizona. I found this blossom at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. I’m inspired in this painting by the semi-transparent petals and the contrast of vermilion against aquas, greensContinue reading “Opuntia”

White Tanks Park, Maricopa County

White Tanks Park, Maricopa County, Pastel on paper,2018, 12×9″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger The desert blooms in the spring. This is a variety of Cholla with mostly green blossoms. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/836760

Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans

Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans, 12×9″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This cactus grows in our neighborhood. It is low to the ground and spreads by growing outward from its middle. It blooms at night and has deliciosly fragrant blooms.The blooms when open are about 12″ across and closely spaced.Continue reading “Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans”