Schoolfield Road, Westcliffe, CO

Colorado skies are some of the most punchy that I’ve ever witnessed. Light streams in through breaks in the thunderheads that dump momentary showers like clockwork during the monsoon season of July and August. The light can be bright and dark all at the same time. Wide vistas of the mountainous panorama can display a fullContinue reading “Schoolfield Road, Westcliffe, CO”

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

I-87 North and I-87 South

I-87 North is the road to Canada. I-87 South is the road to New York City. It’s mid-autumn in Upstate New York and mornings are frosty clean crisp. The daylight filters through the deciduous evergreen mix of forest, atmosphere thickening as the layer of mountains recedes. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/i-87-north/772635 https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/i-87south/772637

Brush Creek Fence

Looking north in the late afternoon sun the fence posts march into the autumn pasture bleached by summer sun now departed. This is painted using three colors, alizarin crimson , yellow ochre and ultramarine. These pigments are then mixed to create the other colors of the painting. John Singer Sargent, American painter, used this colorContinue reading “Brush Creek Fence”

Comanche Trail

Comanche Trail, pastel on board, 12×16″, 2018, copyrighted by Jean Krueger with all rights reserved The late summer air in the alpine landscape is still warm, 60-65 degrees F, although the wind can gust and make it feel cooler. But when I hike I’m in a sleeveless shirt and with pantlegs rolled up, working upContinue reading “Comanche Trail”