In Moments by Melanie, a beloved family member, friend, place or moment in time is captured with precision and loving detail from a photograph in acrylic on wood by artist Melanie Muenchinger. Melanie turns a favorite photo into art, amplifying the beauty of that relationship or memory and all the accompanying feelings. Landscapes, still lifes, flowers and portraits, nothing is too big to preserve on this unique miniature 4"x4" format. In a world where we take 10-100 photos a day, committing one to paint that last a lifetime (and even beyond you) is truly special.
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Each piece is titled and signed on the back with a tiny clay heart to remind you of the intentionality of both your commission and the work that went into creating it. Perfect for gifting, a memorial, or to simply surround oneself with joyous memories, these deep panel wood paintings will be a lasting treasure you can hang or display anywhere. Size and depth allow the convenience and portability of moving it about one’s space to keep close by.
Small groups allow stacking opportunities which add a playful, sculptural element. On a desk while you work, you will feel transported to that place or in the company of that individual. Displayed in a common area or or by a door you frequently use, these are sure to bring a smile to your face. Tucked away in a nook, they will continue to be a sweet discovery and opportunity for quiet meditation and reflection. Finished sides are gallery quality and make each piece a clean, sophisticated addition to any decor.
What people are saying…
I want to take mine to bed tonight! -Benjamin, age 7, upon unwrapping his portrait
"Adam" and "Benjamin" 4"×4" on wood panels
This painting of Maki took my breath away. Everyone, I mean everyone, was blown away when I opened this with family at Christmas. I always treasure her gifts, but this will be a very special treasure. -Theresa
Melanie is so talented! She really captured the spirit of our pets, we want more of our animals who have departed, and to gift to friends. We will forever cherish these. -The Steiners
"Kia" 4"×4" on wood panel
From my photo, I omitted the scratches on his nose, mosquitos are bad in the summer here, poor guy!
(Eva and Kia are brother and sister)
This brought tears to my eyes.
I miss him so much, but love seeing him now every day. -Lynette
"Megan" 4"×4" on wood panel
"Hand-painted scene of a trail above the Pacific, just for me, precious gift from Melanie" -Ramona
"Sonomamona" 4"×4" on wood panel
Here are my larger paintings and commissioned pieces on canvas, listed with sizes.
"A huge thank you for the canvas you painted for Stuart and Elizabeth. She was so touched and immediately said she wanted to display it at the wedding as well.