Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Release "Spring Stroll"

I am almost finished with “Spring Stroll” the new miniature collectible from the studio. I hope to ship the piece to dealers on April 14th if possible. This piece features a mother duck taking her chicks for a springtime walk in a stroller. The three tiny chicks can be seen looking out of the stroller. The piece has an excellent Spring/Easter season look.

I added some flowers on both sides of the piece giving it a sense of a grassy trail she is walking along. The piece is really small (9/16ths of an inch tall) so painting it was difficult. For me the hardest part of the painting is the eyes and gold work.

The way the eyes are painted makes a difference in the expression of the piece. You wouldn’t think the placement of a dot about the size of a period at the end of a sentence could make a big difference, but it does. So I need a very steady hand to place the eyes just right. Sometimes I only have one chance to get it right.

This edition is 75 pieces. There are four sets of eyes counting the mother duck and three chicks. That is eight eyes per piece, times seventy-five pieces, comes to 300 eyes to dot at one time. Talk about patience.

The other painting step I almost dread doing is the gold paint trim. This is always the last painting step and the most critical to get just right. The paint has to be mixed just right so that it flows smoothly and does not bleed off the line and into the piece. This bleeding can ruin a piece, as it is sometimes impossible to remove the gold from places it doesn’t belong. I must be very careful and paint with a steady hand and controlling my breathing while working. This can be a frustrating process but when finished, the gold accents really look nice.

I hope you like this new miniature. There will only be 75 pieces made and the issue price is $75.00. Each piece is signed and numbered on the bottom. You can go to my web site for ordering information.

Thanks for reading,
Randall Zadar

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Press Release - International Miniature Show

Zadar Studios Debuts New Figurines At 35th Annual Chicago International Miniature Show

The smallest of the small makes a big debut at 35th Chicago International Miniature Show, which is the largest miniature show of its kind in the world today.

Cat House
Cat House
PRLog (Press Release) - Apr 11, 2012 -
Two new Zadar figurines titled “Spring Stroll” and “Cat House” will be making a debut during the 35th annual Chicago International Show. These miniature figurines can rest on the end of your finger and feature amazing detail. Randall’s dealer representative, Marlene Shoalts of Shoalts Collectibles will be featuring the two pieces as well as many other works by Randall. Marlene says, “Randall’s figurines encompass many subjects including animals, ladies, flowers, holiday themes and much, much more. This artist’s work is truly a gold mine for collectors.”

Sculptor Randall Zadar from Strongsville, Ohio began his career in miniatures at the Chicago show in 1994. Randall produces a unique line of quality miniature bronze figurines that are produced in limited edition. Zadar said, "I use the Lost Wax casting process to produce each piece in my collection. Starting from sculpting a wax master, each piece is then cast in Studio Foundry Bronze Metal. All of my figurines are hand-finished and hand-painted in oil paints. From sculpting the master, through mold making, casting and painting, I do all the jobs here in my studio” Zadar said.

The 35th Chicago International Miniature Show draws the world’s finest miniature artisans, from nineteen countries around the world. This year marks 35 years for Tom Bishop Productions, arriving at another milestone in miniature shows. The first Tom Bishop show produced was in 1978 and that show launched Tom Bishop into the international show circuit. They are now the longest and continuous running promoters of miniature shows in existence. Their world-renowned Chicago International event remains the finest, largest and most prestigious miniatures gathering in the world.  Watch the YouTube video “Spring Stroll”

For more information:

Chicago International Show, April 20-22, 2012
Marriott Chicago O’hare
8535 W. Higgins Rd
Chicago, IL  60631
Telephone:  800-228-9290 or 773-693-4444, Web Site: ...

Tom Bishop Productions
Telephone:  (561) 434-6622 • Fax:  (561) 434-6159
Web site: ,  Email:

For more information about Randall Zadar’s collection, and to view photos of Randall Zadar’s works of art, visit: information: Randall Zadar
Ph: 440-878-1474

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