The setting for this painting is of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. The time of year is winter. I hike a lot when I’m here and was surprised when I saw the Ocatillo I’ve featured in this painting. The cactus was all leafed out and bushy which I don’t remember happening at this elevation tilContinue reading “February Ocatillo”
The Buckthorn Cactus, botanically known as Cylindropuntia acanthocarpia, is a native of the Sonoran Desert. It’s flowers are yellow or red with shades in between that bloom in spring. The cane-like stalks are covered with thorns and grow in tangled clumps in dry, arid landscape. The flowers are quite showy and bees love ’em.
Crested Saguaro, soft pastel on archival board, 20×16″, 2018, by Jean Krueger, copyrighted with all rights reserved Saguaro, the ubiquitous cactus of the Sonoran desert, mutate from time to time. When they do, they may form an intricately folded fan-like shape at the end of one or more branches. The fan may start to formContinue reading “Cresed Saguaro”
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”
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”