This piece was accepted into the juried 25th Annual International Miniature Show at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, WA. The show starts May 2 and runs until June 4, 2017.
The first signs of spring are in my yard, not only robins, but also little baby bunny rabbits hopping all over. Mama bunny and her little ones can be seen eating the fresh green grasses that sprout up among my purple crocus, yellow daffodils and tulips. They are so cute, I just had to make a little three-dimensional paper sculpture of a bunny rabbit. I wanted to add a little humor to it, so I included the sign, “Please Keep Off the Grass.”
The entire picture is made from paper – even the little bunny’s fur. Then it is painted in watercolor and gouache.
Happy Bunny Day is available at Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, NC. It will be there from May 6 through June 3, 2017.
I was thinking about some of the experiences my family and I had when we went out looking for blue crabs. We always had a fun time – lots of laughing – especially when one of those blue crabs would make a run for it. It always amazed me how those critters with all those crazy looking legs could get them to cooperate and get moving so fast, darting across the sand or running across the deck to go back to the safety of the water. This is how I came up with the idea to create a picture of a basket full of crabs – with a couple of escapees!
The entire picture is made from paper that was then painted in watercolor and gouache. Even the sand is made from painted paper.
This paper sculpture is in the 25th Annual International Miniature Show at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, WA. The show is May 2 and goes till June 4, 2017.
I like the challenge of creating these free-standing three-dimensional paper sculpture scenes. This woodland setting is reminiscent of a scene from a walk in the woods – little ducklings with their mother standing among grasses and foliage – like the east coast woodland areas with oak leaves, acorns and cattails.
Quackers is available at Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, N.C. It will be there from May 6 through June 3, 2017.
Quackers won Honorable Mention in the 83rd Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C.
As the bald eagle sits on a branch in a tree at Conowingo Dam in Darlington, MD, he is watching, and waiting for just the right moment to take off to catch his next fish.
This was the scene that inspired Melinda Fabian to create this three-dimensional paper sculpture, titled Keeping Watch.
Keeping Watch, a 4 ½” x 2 ½” miniature sculpture, was accepted into the 26th International Miniature Art Show at Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, NC. Two of Melinda Fabian’s other paper sculptures titled Quackers and Happy Bunny Day, were also accepted into this miniature art show. The miniatures will be on display at Seaside Art Gallery from May 6th thru June 3rd, 2017.
I was inspired to create this three-dimensional paper sculpture of an eagle after my visit to Conowingo Dam in Darlington, MD last November. In the fall, it is one of the best places to watch bald eagles as they glide through the air and then swoop down to catch a fish from the Susquehanna River below. Without hesitation, the eagle grabs their dinner soaring back up into the sky, eventually resting in the trees, eating their catch- unless their dinner was snatched up by one of the other eagles soaring by.
There were so many other photographers lined up along the fence waiting to take photos as the eagles flew overhead. As soon as someone would spot one of the birds of prey, they would call out, “Left” or Right”, to signal which side the eagle is taking off so you could start shooting your camera at them. Immediately, you would hear the continuous clicking sounds of the shutters going off, as the photographers are spinning around in a circular pattern following the flight of the eagle, trying not to become dizzy as they are getting their best shot of this powerful bird.
It is an amazing site to see so many eagles at one location and to be able to watch their behavior. I couldn’t help but create a paper sculpture eagle for one of my miniature shows.
The eagle sculpture titled, Catch of the Day was accepted into the juried 25th Annual International Miniature Show at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, WA. The show starts May 2, 2017 and goes till June 4, 2017. Each feather is individually cut out of white paper, shaped and glued together to form the eagle. After the eagle is formed, it is then painted in watercolor and gouache. The paper sculpture eagle is framed in a wooden shadowbox picture frame.
Two of my miniature paper sculptures, “On My Soapbox” and “On The Rocks,” have been accepted into the Miniature Art Society of Florida‘s 42nd Annual International Miniature Art Show. The show runs Jan. 15 through Feb. 5, 2017, at the Leepa-Rattner Museum at St. Petersburg College, 600 E. Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689.
I was honored to receive Honorable Mention in the Sculpture category for my 3-D paper sculpture titled Quackers at the 2016 Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C.’s 83rd Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature.
The miniature art show will be on display through Dec. 31, 2016 at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852. If you are in the area, I hope you will stop in to see the miniature art show.
Looking for that perfect gift? Your local art gallery may be just the place to find it! Many galleries are often filled with art made by artists in your very own town. You can find beautiful works of ar, including watercolors, pastels, oils paintings, sculptures – in many different styles, from realistic to abstract– in a wide price range to fit into different budgets.
Many artists will also print their art work on note cards or sell prints of their work. Not looking for a painting to hang on the wall this season? That’s OK, your local gallery probably has a jewelry artist, ceramic artist, woodworker, and perhaps a fabric designer specializing in creating beautiful women’s scarves. You never know what kind of treasures you will find until you stop in!
Visiting your local gallery is also a nice way to learn more about your favorite artist. Many times, the artists also work at the galleries, so you can meet them in person. It is a nice way to learn the artist’s story – why they are interested in creating that type of art work, how they got their start and what process they go through to create their art work.
There’ still plenty of time to visit your local art gallery to find that perfect handmade gift made by one of the artists in your community. Happy Shopping!
My Art Work can be seen at the following locations: