bird sketches galore at the Museum of American Bird Art – Drawing The Motmot

Perched on a Page, according to Museum of American Bird Art Director Amy Montague, set the MABA record for the most art objects in a single exhibit: over a dozen framed paintings, 10 framed drawings, over 105 unframed drawings, and a table case filled with sketchbooks opened to favorite drawings. Also, one of my DIY mint-tin watercolor kits, tastefully arranged with a well-used pencil and waterbrush.

Sketchbook pages in a mezzanine table case overlooking the exhibit hall below. Photo by Sean Kent.

It’s a good show for anyone who likes birds and drawings, with enough paintings to add some color relief to the line work.

Opening day was a fine one. Sunday’s reception was well-attended by friends, birders, bird artists, and bird art lovers. Perched on a Page will run until January 14, 2018. I do hope you can make it.

Bird artist Lucia De Leiris checks out the Australia sketches displayed in a specially-built plexiglass case that can show drawings on both sides of the paper. Necessary, because I had taken only one sketchbook along on a three-week trip to Australia. Photo by Sean Kent.
Putting up a show takes many hands. Photo by the Motmot.
The opening was a success by all measures. Here, EOWilson gives me drawing tips.