Twenty years ago, seeing a Hawaiian Monk seal on the main Islands was like seeing a mermaid according to Patrick Ching. Their range was mainly restricted to the protected Northwest Hawaiian Islands. Now they are much more common with seals being born on the main islands each year. In the distance is Mānana island, nicknamed Rabbit Island. Occasionally, seals are born on Mānana and venture to nearby beaches such as Sandy's Beach and Makapuʻu. This young seal is resting under a native heliotrope shrub with beach morning glory in the foreground.
The mat is the decorative border on the outside of the actual print. Matted prints are measured by outside matte dimensions available in 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20" - fitting standard sized frames.
Full-size prints extend to the full dimensions of 8”x10”, 11x14” or 16”x20” (or equivalent square inches in the case of narrow artwork). There is no mat border, so the picture itself is larger than a matted print.
Matted and Full-Size prints come in clear protective sleeves with foam core backings.
Giclée, pronounced zhee-klay, is a French word meaning “fine spray”. Giclée are the finest quality reproductions printed on canvas then varnished with a durable protective coating. They can be stretched and framed like an original painting, and need no glass covering. Mine are sent rolled and ready for framing.
You may inquire about gallery wrap giclée, which add an extra 1-5/8" all around with the image mirrored edge. Gallery wrap giclée cost 20% more than standard giclée, and can be stretched at a frame shop near you as a contemporary option to framing.
International orders will have added postage that will be reported to buyers for approval. International shipping is typically two to three times normal shipping.