The Buckthorn Cactus, botanically known as Cylindropuntia acanthocarpia, is a native of the Sonoran Desert. It’s flowers are yellow or red with shades in between that bloom in spring. The cane-like stalks are covered with thorns and grow in tangled clumps in dry, arid landscape. The flowers are quite showy and bees love ’em.
The cactus grows not far from the house in Arizona. The media, casein is new to me. Totally opaque, it’s quite different from the watercolor with which I’m familiar. It’s like gouache. a lot easier than watercolor, it has a very different look and feel, very graphic an illustrative, less touchy feely. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1004456
Bee and Cactus, 2018, watercolor, 8×6″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger BZZZZZ. $25. USD https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/bee-and-cactus/709671
Mexican Fence Post Cactus – Pachycereus marginatus, pastel on hardboard, 20×16″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger The Mexican Fence Post is a species originating in Central Mexico. These grow to heights of 12 or more feet and have a diameter of 3 to 8″. Its star-shape cross section can have fromContinue reading “Mexican Fence Post Cactus – Pachycereus marginatus”
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
Perfect Cactus, Hard and Soft Pastel, 6×6″, 2017, Jean Krueger Fine Art, copyrighted with all rights reserved I’ve been painting larger paintings for the last several weeks. Im going to paint a short series of smaller works for a few days. This cactus lives at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. I would liveContinue reading “Perfect Cactus”
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”
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”