2003 · Birds · Paintings · Parrots · Small Format (5-20") · Watercolor


My girl, my feathered child, my lifelong companion, my Ziggy.  She’s 19 years of sassy vocabulary and smartaleck humor, of nuzzles and preening feathers, of learning to go with the flow and self-soothe without feather destruction. She’s an African Grey parrot, and she’s going to be with me till I die, because she will probably outlive me. We’ve spent most of my adult life together, and naturally she inspires me a great deal when it comes to painting. This is the first portrait I did of her, back when she was pretty young. It prompted a decade of painting almost nothing but parrots! 

9×12″ watercolor on paper
Signed JB

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