Lazy Day is an original acrylic painting by Jae McElroy that depicts a black bear draped over a large branch in the forest, with leaves filtering the sunlight.
9x12 watercolor on paper, framed under glass Original Sold
Clover blooms, the experts say, are an important food source for our honeybees. They are humble little blooms we take for granted. We walk on them without thought, except perhaps to absently note that maybe we should mow the grass. They are hardy and sweet, full of the sugary stuff bees crave. Such an important… Continue reading Clover
I am incredibly blessed to live within a couple of miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway as it passes through Asheville, North Carolina. Up here, the mountains provide some breathtaking vistas, and the parkway provides access to some choice locations to sit and ponder. It is a spiritual, calming experience for me. In parts, the… Continue reading Coneflowers on the Parkway
Taken from a photo I captured while on vacation in Bath, England, this windowbox frames a reflection in a window of Bath's majestic Abbey. The window is in the building across the cobblestone road from the Abbey, and it houses the ancient Roman Baths, for which the town is named. The beautiful cool fall day,… Continue reading Reflections of Bath Abbey
Ella is every adorable baby elephant, sweet with joy and playfulness, finding fun in all aspects of being an elephant. I love the purple and green of the lily pads she's munching, and wanted to play up the spring colors to match her youth and innocence. 2019 20"x20" acrylic on canvas. Prints available. Original available.
I love parrots. They are incredibly complex, emotional creatures, and they have a powerful weapon right on their face. They fit into our lives, learning our language, understanding our non-verbal cues better than we do ourselves. It is all in the eyes. There are thoughts forming and connections developing every second. I can just imagine… Continue reading Blue and Gold Macaw
I've always been fascinated by parrotlets. Tiny little bundles of energy and fierce attitudes, they are devoted to their mate. And when they snuggle together, tucking their heads behind their wings, they form the shape of a heart. These two - mutations in green and blue - are done in digital pastels. This means it… Continue reading Pacific Parrotlets in Love
I want to be a dandelion. They are resilient, sunny, strong, and bloom in all sorts of impossible conditions. Please don't make me a delicate rose. Make me a dandelion instead. 5x7 Acrylic on canvas panel. Original in private collection. Prints available. *signed JBray
The light shimmers off the ruby-throated hummingbird's feathers as it energetically hovers over the lantana. The vibration of these fairy-like birds prevents us from seeing their true beauty, rendering them blurs of energy as they zoom past from one flower to the next. Their sparkling plumage is always an inspiration as it reflects not only… Continue reading Ruby Hummer