Mallard on the Rocks

While fishing at Lake Pleasant in Arizona, this mallard came to visit. We’d seen him with his mate many times before, swimming in the distance. This was the first time either had floated close to shore let alone hopped up on a rock to be photographed. I was delighted and honored.

wild Burros of Maricopa County

When we go fishing at Lake Pleasant in Maricopa County, AZ, we sometimes see some of the burros that live in the surrounding hills and gorges. They’re skinny little creatures but they go and do what they like, a condition of being feral. Desert Life suits them.

Desert Life

We go for walks in the desert. Now that spring is warming everything up, all types of desert inhabitants start to appear. Heat loving cactus are blooming, cold-blooded lizards bask in the sun and rabbits forage fallen seeds. I love the desert.

Rock Bass

Rock Bass are warm water fish, This one was caught and released in Lake Adirondack in upstate New York. Pastels are a really good media when depicting the vibrant nuances of shiny, scaly fish, much easier for me to control than watercolor. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1079279

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”

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”