Opuntia, watercolor, 8×6″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Dozens of varieties of Opuntia are in bloom in these early May days in Arizona. I found this blossom at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. I’m inspired in this painting by the semi-transparent petals and the contrast of vermilion against aquas, greensContinue reading “Opuntia”

White Tanks Park, Maricopa County

White Tanks Park, Maricopa County, Pastel on paper,2018, 12×9″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger The desert blooms in the spring. This is a variety of Cholla with mostly green blossoms. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/836760

Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans

Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans, 12×9″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This cactus grows in our neighborhood. It is low to the ground and spreads by growing outward from its middle. It blooms at night and has deliciosly fragrant blooms.The blooms when open are about 12″ across and closely spaced.Continue reading “Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans”

Beaver Tail Prickly Pear

Beaver Tail Prickly Pear, pastel on textured board, 20×16″, 2018, by Jean Krueger, copyrighted with all rights reserved I’m a fool for the subject matter (botany of the desert) which can be found at the Phoenix, AZ, Desert Botanical Garden. I’m a frequent visitor there. The geometry for this painting begins with paisley patterns, ending upContinue reading “Beaver Tail Prickly Pear”