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”

Comanche Lake Looking East

Comanche Lake Looking East, watercolor, 2018, copyrighted by Jean Krueger with all rights reserved I hike to go fishing here. This lake has great big cut throat trout. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/884480  

Platte

Platte, watercolor, 9×12″, 2018, by Jean Krueger copyrighted with all rights reserved I was hiking and found a rock that impressed me . It looked like a landscape. I’ve started a series of landscape paintings based upon the colors, shapes and contours I see in the rock. I am doing this as an exercise toContinue reading “Platte”

Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape, 2018, watercolor, 9×12″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Fine Art Oregon Grape displays the colors of the rainbow as it cycles through the growing season. The phase I’ve painted is what we see in the mid to late summer months here in the Rockies where I’m now staying for awhile. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/877800

CR 140, Westcliffe, Colorado

CR 140, Westcliffe, CO, 2018, Professional watercolors on 140# hot press paper, masked border, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This view is my drive home in the summertime. Typically, the clouds gather and a bit of rain falls each afternoon. After the shower, everything is a bit greener and the sky isContinue reading “CR 140, Westcliffe, Colorado”

Poppies, Second St. and Edwards Ave., Westcliffe, CO

Poppies, Second St. and Edwards Ave., Westcliffe, CO, 2018, 12×16″, Professional watercolors on 140# hot press watercolor paper, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This week I’m painting poppies because they’re blooming all over town. They don’t last long and will all be to seed by next week. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/second-st-and-edwards-ave-westcliffe-co/683848   Red Poppies, 2018, 12×16″, professionalContinue reading “Poppies, Second St. and Edwards Ave., Westcliffe, CO”

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”

Schoolfield Road and Macey Lane, Westcliffe, CO

Schoolfield Road and Macey Lane, Westcliffe, CO, Professional Watercolors on 140# rough watercolor paper, masked border, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger I go by this place almost daily. It’s a lovely view, always different owing to the weather or time of year. This painting studies the movement of sky and the patternContinue reading “Schoolfield Road and Macey Lane, Westcliffe, CO”

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