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CUP OF KINDNESS - Giclee Reproduction PRINT of Original Oil Painting

CUP OF KINDNESS - Giclee Reproduction PRINT of Original Oil Painting

Regular price $30.00 USD
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JUST ADDED - READY TO HANG GALLERY WRAPPED CANVAS GICLEE PRINTS. Choose between black sides or the painting continued around sides, I 1/2 inch gallery depth cradled panel with hanging hardware ready to hang.

This reproduction print of an original oil painting is titled, “CUP OF KINDESS"

There is a story about this cup of coffee oil painting. On my way back from taking my sister to the airport, I stopped in Marina del Rey for lunch then to Venice to walk around the boardwalk (to revisit the place I had skated to from Ventura) in 1980 (after watching the miracle hockey game with my dad. However that’s another story for another time). 

My cellphone was low on charge so I stopped into this cute coffee shop: Menotti's (at 56 Windward) and they graciously told me where I could plug in. I ordered a latte and then realized I had left my card at the restaurant where I bought a salad for lunch. I apologized and started to leave and the girl behind the counter stopped me and pushed the coffee toward me and said, “no charge for the coffee. ”Who does that?” Humanity is alive and well and I just wanted to testify and commemorate the occasion by painting this memorable cup of kindness. 

PROVENANCE: I painted two versions of this cup. One was purchased and entered into the collection of my dear friend and patron Debra Nasalroad Seabaugh, and the other I gave to Molly Minor my friend in Inverness who offered unbelievable kind hospitality when I visited. She found me a place the bay to paint every day and hosted me at her wonderful home on the ridge. 



  • The CANVAS print is available as a Square 8” x 8”, 10”x 10" or 12” x 12” 

  • The PAPER print is designed cropped as a vertical 8 x 10, 11 x 14, 12 x 16, or as a Square 10"x 10" or 12 x 12 This comes unframed with white border. Artist signature and title in lower margins ready for matting and framing. Can be framed without mat it you prefer.

MATERIALS  - CANVAS (Ready to hang) or PAPER (for framing) ARCHIVAL PIGMENT: All are printed and hand cut in-house with 100+ year light permanence rated archival pigment inks on archival substrates your choice Cotton Canvas or Paper;

CANVAS: 100% Real Cotton Weave Canvas, heavy 340 gsm / 125 lb. Mounted on Gallery 1 1/2” wide wooden frame ready for hanging 

PAPER: quality, fade resistant 100% Cotton Rag 308 gsm, Acid and Lignin Free FineArt Smooth Matt paper by Hahnemuehle, the leader in Museum and Gallery Papers for Giclee Reproduction Prints. Frame not included.

Printed and hand cut in-house with 100+ year permanence rated archival pigment inks on archival quality, fade resistant 100% Cotton Rag 308 gsm, Acid and Lignin Free FineArt paper by Hahnemuehle, the leader in Museum and Gallery Papers for their Giclee Reproduction Prints.

PIGMENT: We use Epson DURABrite Ultra pigment ink which has a permanence resistance rating up to 105 years as rated by Wilhelm Imagine Research a leading authority of print permanence. For make print life display prints under glass or UV filter. Pigment inks such as DURABrite Ultra consist of pigment particles suspended in the ink. Once applied to the paper, they will not dissolve and will not stain if they become wet. 

Epson’s DURABrite Ultra pigment ink uses an exclusive Microencapsulation technology where each pigment particle is encased in a resin. A unique polymer pulls the particles apart, so they are suspended in the solution and never coagulate. The ink base then helps the DURABrite Ultra pigment particles penetrate the paper. DURABrite Ultra ink uses a specific technology to control the penetration level of the ink and keep the colorant near the surface and a special formula that creates more Vibrant & bright colored prints.  Conventional dye-based ink particles are absorbed into the fibers of plain paper and are soluble in water. Pigment inks come at a higher cost than dye inks but you can feel confident in your investment that will last for generations. 

Shipping: Prints size 8 x 10 &  11x14 and below will be packaged in a clear cello sleeve, backed by a 22 pt chipboard sheet, inside a flat biodegradable extra-rigid fiberboard photo/document mailer and shipped via USPS. Prints size 12 x16 or larger will be packaged in a sturdy Kraft Mailing Tube. Please feel free to contact for alternative shipping options.

Jules Smith watermark will not appear on the final print.

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