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Daily Photo: Approved By Mimi

black cat with cat paintings
Mimi “approves” of these two paintings.

Mimi gives two framed pieces her face rub of approval, and now they are ready to wrap and ship.

Under the careful supervision and assistance of Mimi, I photographed these two pieces in my “outdoor studio” this afternoon. It just happens that on a bright overcast day, or even a sunny one, when the sun has gone behind my house, my back yard is perfect for photographing in natural light.

black cat with cat paintings
“This lighting is just not right,” Mimi says. She is very bossy sometimes.

The framed pieces are just to document the mats and frames for future reference, but I also photograph my unframed original art out here, anything that won’t fit in my scanner. Pieces that I want high-quality giclées prints of and ones that are difficult, like pencil drawings, I have professionally shot, but my little outdoor studio has served me well in all seasons—as long as it’s not precipitating or windy and there are no shadows from the surrounding trees, I can easily photograph just about anything.

In this case it was a framed print of “World Cat” and the original sketch of “Quiet Sunday”. They’ll soon be traveling up to Canada!

Of course I’ve always had an outdoor photo studio supervisor and assistant. Mimi was carefully taught by another outdoor photo studio supervisor and assistant…

tortoiseshell cat walking in front of painting
Cookie as my outdoor photo assistant in 2011.

I can just imagine her telling Mimi, “You must walk in front of the painting and reinforce that you, and all cats, are the only true subject for art.”

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!

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3 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Approved By Mimi

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  • ooh what lovely colors in that left one! Now that the floors are finished, your two pieces are hung in our downstairs room off the kitchen – and we love seeign them!

    • Nice to hear, Lisa! “World Cat” on the left has so much potential–I’ve used it as framed art and in nearly all the other things I’ve developed lately, keepsakes, wood-mounted art and it’s also going to be a garden flag. Giuseppe tries to be modest about the admiration he inspires.


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