Arizona Bird of Paradise – caesalpinia pulcherrima

Arizona Bird of Paradise – caesalpinia pulcherrima, 2018, Soft Pastel on Board, 10×8″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger The Arizona Bird of Paradise (caesalpinia pulcherrima) is a member of the Fabaceae (pea) family. Where we stay they are trimmed into medium height shrubs but they can grow to small tree proportions. TheyContinue reading “Arizona Bird of Paradise – caesalpinia pulcherrima”

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  

Wild Rose in Autumn

Wild Rose in Autumn, oil on board, 4×6″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Wild roses in the autumn move from the pink and green of spring and summer to the crimson an yellow leaves of fall. I painted this with leftover paint from a larger work in order not to waste theContinue reading “Wild Rose in Autumn”

Comanche Peak

Elevation 11,400 ft.,oil on canvas, 16×12″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger It’s late, late summer and I can still hike the eastern foothills of the Rockies. The weather has bee wonderful, warm and all clear cobalt skies. The grasses that thrive at timberline are yellow ochre and white, the evergreens remainContinue reading “Comanche Peak”

Plein Air Study

Plein Air Study, oil on board, 6×4″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger I’m scoping out places to paint next week during the Wesctcliffe, CO, Alla Prima Plein Air event, that starts 9/24/ Still time to register! https://www.sangresartguild.org/3rd-street-gallery/calls-to-artists/alla-prima-westcliffe-2018/ https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/889905

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”

Douglas Fir Cone

Douglas Fir ConeDouglas Fir Cone, watercolor, 6×4″ 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger When walking in the woods around my mom’s house, I always pick stuff up, like grasses, rocks, tree twigs and pine cones. I added the one painted here to my growing collection of conifer cones. The geometry of theseContinue reading “Douglas Fir Cone”