Mimi, Reading My Mind, Feline Photo prints are made in archival inks on Epson Silky Photo Paper, Cold Press Digital Giclee Paper or Artist Canvas and available framed and unframed.
About the artwork
Mimi knew exactly the pose I had visualized, and here she is, as beautiful as I had imagined.
Many of us joke that our animal companions can read our minds. In a very real way they can with their understanding of body language, and use of their senses to anticipate emotions by our scent if it’s fear or anger or another state of the human mind that puts us a bath of hormones.
But without the same language as us can they truly understand our thoughts? And respond appropriately? And communicate in return?
I tend to think in pictures, sometimes seeing images of the concepts I’m considering instead of putting words to thoughts, and I also visualize a lot. All the time. I’m always framing photos and visualizing a finished painting or sketch even if I have no intention of following through; it’s the background of every moment for me.
I had set up my little desk with flowers to be pretty, then thought how purr-fect it would be if Mimi was there and settled right in front of the chair, a wonderful composition with the flowers and lamp, maybe sitting up, maybe lying down, in the way that she often goes to where I will be working and settles down as if to tell me, “You need to get to work now.”
So I set her down on the table and figured she would do what she wanted and I would photograph it. She walked around a bit and enjoyed her pets and seemed to be settling in so I went to get my camera and get in position before she grew accustomed to me being there with her. As soon as I turned around, in order…
There were many more, but these four were exactly four of the poses I had visualized.
SHIPPING AND CHARGES
Shipping is included in the cost of each print.
Prints up to 16″ x 20″ are shipped flat in a rigid envelope. Larger prints are shipped rolled in a mailing tube unless otherwise requested; flat shipping is an extra cost because it’s oversized.
Print are framed with a white acid-free mat and a 1.25″ matte black solid wood frame. I do the framing in my studio.
The giclees are printed on acid-free hot press art paper for a smooth matte finish using archival inks. Giclee is the highest quality print available because the technique uses a dozen or more ink ports to capture all the nuances of the original painting, including details of the texture, far more sensitive than any other printing medium. Sometimes my giclees look so much like my originals that even I have a difficult time telling them apart when they are in frames.
I don’t keep giclee prints in stock for most of my works. Usually I have giclees printed as they are ordered unless I have an exhibit where I’ll be selling a particular print so there is a wait of up to two weeks before receipt of your print to allow for time to print and ship.
Digital prints are made on acid-free matte-finish natural white 100# cover using archival digital inks. While digital prints are not the quality of a giclee in capturing every nuance and detail of color, texture and shading, I am still very pleased with the outcome and usually only I as the artist, could tell where detail and color were not as sharp as the original.
Because the standard size canvas prints are not proportional to the original painting, canvas prints of this painting will have a portion cropped off of each side.
I usually have at least one of the smaller sizes of canvases on hand, but order larger ones as they are ordered here because customers often want a custom size. Smaller canvases are 3/4″ in depth, Canvases 12 x 16 and larger are 1-1/2″ in depth. On these prints the image wraps around the edges.
I sign all prints next to my original signature.
Greeting cards are printed on 12 pt, stock, coated outside, uncoated inside, and come with a choice of envelopes.
- Card is blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.
- Feline Photo Cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.
- Individual cards are shipped by first class mail.
- Sets of six and twelve are packed in a clear-top stationery box. Price includes shipping via Priority Mail.
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