This group is great for hanging in bistros, kitchens ,dens or whatever. Making great gift prints, they are available as giclee prints on canvas. In various sizes from 12x15 inch (1/1/2 inch bars, Gallery Wrap) $195.00 16x20 inch ( 3/4 inch stretcher bars) ready for framing $195.00 24x30 inch (3/4 inch stretcher bars) ready for framing $400.00 32x40 inch (3/4 inch stretcher bars) ready for framing $700.00.
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Cafe Mocca,32x40 inch oil on canvas $3,500.00
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The Mustard Festival 32x40 inch Original Oil $3000.00
Bow Wow Cafe 32x40 inch Original Oil $3500.00
The Inspiration for the Cafe group.
This was a lot of fun. We had doggie and kitty try outs. Clients were helpful sending me photos of their pets to see whom fit into the paintings. I would sketch in a cat or dog seeing if it fit or not . The chorography was quite complex resulting in a lot of fun. Collectors have bought these giclee' prints as large as 48x60 inches or small as 12x15 inches. They have hung in various rooms, kitchens, family rooms and bars.
Pussy"s Galore a 32x40 inch Original Oil $3500.00
My Self Publishing Journey
Before moving from L.A., I had my first Canvas Giclee' printed by an iris printer. It was beautiful, however at that time the inks did not have longevity. So I waited for the technology to catch up. Moving to Northern California in the gold and wine country was a wonderful opportunity for growth. When first arriving, there was not any art venues in my immediate neighboorhood . Meeting a local artist Loey Seirling was a bit of luck . She belonged to a group of artists in San Francisco area . The San Francisco Society of Art, which showed their art weekly in San Francisco selling originals and prints. They invited me to jury in resulting in my joining the group. There were about 50 artists in the group. They were seasoned professionals whom were all self published and did art shows all over America. These were some of the greats, creating originals , publishing prints and marketing their own work. Everyone in Northern California was computer literate and high tech. The artists were also growing their computer skills. Being inspired, going forward I learned computer skills and fancy programs, Corel Painter, Photo Shop and Web building. The venue for making prints was wonderful . It was great to get feed back from the collectors, what was hot and not. My first prints were small and inexpensive 8x10s matted in a 11x14 inch mat. After input from the public , my high quality canvas giclee, production started one by one. Printed with pigmented inks had improved the long life, greatly. After printing they are coated with a liquid laminate giving them a beautiful finish. The beauty of my giclee' prints are that they are digitally captured with a large file so there is no loss in quality small or large. Having the ability to print canvas giclee's from small to as big as 48 x 72 inches has opened many printing and decorating opportunities for the collector. My printer ( John Wickham at www.premiergraphicsltd.com ) has been the best.