"Once upon a time..." is a painting that I have wanted to do for years.  I wanted to combine reading with children along with an iconic image of Yellowstone and the famous bruin residents of the area. I love the peaceful setting and the closeness of parent and cub sharing a good book.  Additional background:  As a 5th grader I saw the painting called, "The Reader" by Jean-Honoré Fragonard on a trip to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and never forgot it.  This is my homage to Fragonard. 

An original acrylic on canvas. This original is not available.   ©Mimi Matsuda

Once upon a time... #MB18

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  • Ordering Info and timing

    PLEASE ALLOW 2-3 WEEKS for delivery of your Canvas Print order.

    Canvas prints are custom made for each order and require a 2-3 week turn-around time to deliver to you.

  • About your print size choices

    You may purchase this print in 6 different ways.

    • Note card: the print is adhered to a natural vellum finish, 65 lb., acid-free, archival piece of card stock. Each card comes with a matching natural color envelope and is sealed in a protective, clear, flap seal bag that is acid and lignin free and archival safe. 
    • Double Matted Prints come matted with two archival mat boards in off white color, backed with archival foamcore. Presented in a clear archival bag & shipped in a sturdy box. Ready to frame in standard size frames.  Each print is hand signed and titled on the mat board front. The print is on Fuji Crystal Archive paper and acidfree and archival.
    • Gallery Wrapped Canvas Prints: are a wonderful option if you are looking for a polished, ready to hang piece of art. These come stretched and ready to hang with hanging hardware already attached. Each canvas is handsigned on the front and hangs 1.25 inches out from the wall. Canvas prints are created custom and take 2-3 weeks to arrive to you. 
    • Rolled Art Posters: are a great way to collect and display your favorite images! My art is printed on thick 16x20 Fuji lustre paper.  I handsign each poster and ship out to you, rolled, in a heavy duty mailing tube.

    6 SIZES :

    • Note card (5 x 7)- hand signed (image size 4 x 6) - with matching envelope in clear plastic sleeve
    • 8 x 10 Double Matted Print (with 5 x 7 image) - hand signed and titled
    • 16x20 Rolled Poster
    • 12x16 Gallery Wrapped Canvas print
    • 16x20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas print
    • 16x24 Gallery Wrapped Canvas print
  • Additional larger canvas reproductions

    There are larger canvas reproductions available (larger than 16x24), on special order.  If you are interested, please email me for price and shipping estimates (please let me know what state/town.)