Stylish portrait ornaments are a unique way to remember a lost pet, commemorate an event, or create a holiday to remember. These can be hung as portraits, on Christmas trees, on walls, in windows... They are made of ceramic, measure approximately 4"x4". They are heavy and fine quality, painted with the same professional quality paints… Continue reading Portrait Ornaments: Birds
Beeper, the beautiful moustache parakeet, posing in the sunlight for the perfect portrait. 9x12" watercolor on paper. Signed JBray.
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… Continue reading Ziggy
Years ago, I was commissioned by a fellow parrot lover, on a trade basis to create this portrait of an African Grey named Toby. Toby was an unusual grey in that he was a bit clownish in contrast to most greys' sort of stuffy and dignified manner. The trade was to be this portrait in… Continue reading Toby
This blue budgerigar, known here the United States as a parakeet, was painted in digital oils. This seems mysterious to many people, but it is quite simple. The software I use, along with a digital stylus, allows me to use tools that behave very similar to oils, without the mess. In some respects, this method… Continue reading Blue Budgie
A close-in view of a Rainbow Lorikeet, painted primarily with palette knife in an impasto fashion, with acrylic and watercolor details in the eye. These birds are different from other parrots because they eat only nectar. They can be found all along the Central and Northern American Continent. 11"x14" acrylic on canvas panel Original in… Continue reading Rainbow Lory
20"x24" Watercolor on PaperOriginal in private collection*signed JBray Robert was an African Grey in his 30s who had never flown in life. Like many African Greys, Robert had phobias. One of his was, strangely, flying. Because of his phobia, he did not live life as a normal parrot. When he passed away, his human companions… Continue reading Robert Goes Home
Tater Tot was a tiny featherless sparrow I rescued from under a tree on a hot day in May 2006. After multiple attempts to get his parents to feed him, I realized he was not going to be taken care of. On further inspection, I discovered he had a deformed leg, and took him home… Continue reading Tater Tot