2016 · flowers · Landscape & Architecture · Small Format (5-20") · Watercolor

St. Nicholas Basilica, Amsterdam

Taken from my own reference photo, this simplified watercolor of the famous St. Nicholas Basilica brings back some contented memories of my time in Amsterdam. 6x6" Watercolor on Paper Signed JBray

2016 · people · Small Format (5-20") · Watercolor

One in Six Million

Although this is an unusually macabre subject for me, it has its poignancy. In 2016, I visited Paris and toured the catacombs beneath the city. The skeletons of six million people -- the contents of several cemeteries and churches, victims of the plague and French Revolution, and victims of other natural and, often obviously unnatural,… Continue reading One in Six Million

2016 · people · Small Format (5-20") · Watercolor

Quinceañera Portrait

This lovely portrait commissioned for a quinceañera was a pleasure to portray in light colored spring colors in watercolor. Quinceañeras are birthday celebrations of the Mexican culture that celebrate a young girl's graduation to womanhood, and are marked with a large party, lavish dresses, dancing and music, and are a very special occasion for every… Continue reading Quinceañera Portrait

2016 · 2017 · 2018 · Dogs · Miniatures (under 5") · Pets · Portrait Ornaments

Portrait Ornaments: Dogs

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: Dogs

2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · Birds · Birds · Miniatures (under 5") · Paintings · Parrots · Portrait Ornaments · Songbirds · Waterfowl

Portrait Ornaments: Birds

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

2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 · Cats · Miniatures (under 5") · Pets · Portrait Ornaments

Portrait Ornaments: Cats

  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… Continue reading Portrait Ornaments: Cats

2016 · Acrylic · Birds · Fauna · Nature · Paintings · Waterfowl

Black Swan

black swan (n) an unpredictable or unforeseen event, typically one with extreme consequences. This piece expressed my shock and horror at an event that I did not foresee which completely obliterated my seemingly stable life. The details do not matter; however there was a great deal of pain shared by several people, and new lives… Continue reading Black Swan

2016 · Acrylic · Large Format (over 20") · Paintings · Parrots · safari series

Greenwing Macaw

Part of the Safari Series, "Greenwing Macaw" was exhibited at MAHEC in Asheville, NC in 2016, and was relinquished to its private owner shortly afterward.  This piece also illustrates the endangered nature of most of our world's parrots, along with its greatest threat reflected in its eyes: Habitat destruction. A single canopy-level tree is reflected… Continue reading Greenwing Macaw

2016 · Acrylic · blue · Browns · Fauna · green · Large Format (over 20") · Paintings · safari series · Small Format (5-20")

No Poaching

Another in the Safari Series, "No Poaching" illustrates the fate of an alarming number of rhinoceros. These majestic horns, made of nothing more than keratin, are thought to be an aphrodesiac, and it has led to poaching until the species is nearly extinct.  In the reflection of the rhino's eye, you can make out the… Continue reading No Poaching