Blacknose Shiner – Trout Fly

Blacknose Shiner – Trout Fly, watercolor, 9×12″, 2018 by Jean Krueger copyrighted with all rights reserved This is nominally a trout fly. Due to its large size, 2 1/4″, it is also handy for landlocked salmon and warm water fishing. Its weighted head makes it a wet fly. It can be fished with both a fly rod orContinue reading “Blacknose Shiner – Trout Fly”

Exuberant, Inverted and Dangled Ponderosa Cones

Exuberant Ponderosa Cone, 6×6″, wattercolor on board, Jean Krueger, 2017, Copyrighted with all rights reserved. This pine cone is happy to be alive. http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/779940   Inverted Ponderosa Cone, 6×6″ on paper, Jean Krueger, 2017, Copyrighted with all rights reserved Ponderosa pine cone standing on its head.  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/779585 Dangled Ponderosa Cone, 6×6″ on board, Jean Krueger,Continue reading “Exuberant, Inverted and Dangled Ponderosa Cones”

Ponderosa Cone and Red Green Ponderosa Cone

Ponderosa Cone, Watercolor, 6×6″, Jean Krueger, 2017,  with all rights reserved Pine cones are tactile as well as visual delights. The spiraling scales of this female cone hide the seeds close to the core. Female cones and male cones grow an the same tree, convenient for them, eh? Red Green Ponderosa Cone, Watercolor, 6×6″, Jean Krueger,Continue reading “Ponderosa Cone and Red Green Ponderosa Cone”

Wishing Star

Wishing Star, watercolor on paper, 6×6″, 2017, Copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Dark Star twinkling on the desert​ floor, slowly expanding to fill its place in the universe. Professional pigments on 140# CP watercolor paper, masked birder. Signed, dated and titled in back. http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/778180  

Perfect Cactus

Perfect Cactus, Hard and Soft Pastel, 6×6″, 2017, Jean Krueger Fine Art, copyrighted with all rights reserved I’ve been painting larger paintings for the last several weeks. Im going to paint a short series of smaller works for a few days. This cactus lives at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. I would liveContinue reading “Perfect Cactus”

Violet Prickly Pear

Violet Prickly Pear, 2017, Soft and Hard Pastel,20×16″, Jean Krueger Fine Art, copyrighted with all rights reserved This plant is too pretty not to paint. It is backlit with the late afternoon sun, painted from a photo taken at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/775710 Detail, Violet Prickly Pear Detail, Violet Prickly PearContinue reading “Violet Prickly Pear”

Symmetrical Asymmetry – Cactus

Symmetrical Asymmetry – Cactus, Pastel on Board, 16×20″, 2017,  by Jean Krueger, copyrighted with all rights reserved. This plant grows in a traffic median close to where I stay. I’ve been watching it over the years and it’s grown large and gnarly. I don’t know the name of the species but continue to search for it.Continue reading “Symmetrical Asymmetry – Cactus”

Getty Museum Garden

Getty Musen Garden, Pastel on Gesso Board, 20 x 16, Jean Krueger, 2017 We made a trip to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA, in the middle of winter. The garden is stunning, a master work of landscape design. These succulents demanded the iPhone take their picture and then asked to be painted asContinue reading “Getty Museum Garden”

Tamboril

Tamboril, 8×8″, watercolor on 140# HP paper The tamboil tree goes by many names, most of which are associated with its ear shaped seed pods. Scientifically it belongs to the Fabaceae family and is named Enterolobium contortisiliquum. They’re native to Brasil. They can reach 20-40 meters in height giving welcome shade. The wood is usedContinue reading “Tamboril”