Chicago

We were in Chicago the weekend after Thanksgiving, stayed a couple nights on Michigan Ave. Perfect fall/winter weather, wet and cool but not windy. Spent the day at the Art Institute, dinner at Berghoff’s. And walking, lovely lights and reflections. I love Chicago, wish I had a good reason to live there. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1020587

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