October Mourning

$55.00 USD

We’re halfway through October and I can't help but contemplate the finite nature of our existence. It's a peculiar, disquieting thought, isn't it? The realization that life's ephemeral quality means we're allotted only a limited number of Octobers. Perhaps just one more, or five, or possibly fifty..

"October Mourning" is printed on heavyweight, acid-free, archival cotton rag photo paper, this 100% cotton paper boasts both substantial thickness and a beautiful luster finish, resulting in outstanding color reproduction, intricate detail, and deep blacks. High-quality archival pigment inks are used to ensure vibrant and fade-resistant colors. With appropriate care, the original quality can be retained for centuries.

Limited Edition prints are made-to-order, meticulously printed, hand-cut, and shipped from my studio in Maine within 1-2 weeks.

Editions

(5x7) Limited Edition of 35, (8.5x11) Limited Edition of 75, (11x14) Limited Edition of 25, (16x20) Limited Edition of 15, (24x30) Limited Edition of 5

As the edition runs low, pricing may increase due to the limited nature of the print.

Each print is individually signed and numbered, and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. I recommend framing your print and enclosing the certificate in an envelope, placed behind the framed artwork. Frame not included.

Framing

I highly encourage framing your print! Not only will this protect the print, but it will also enhance the artwork, giving it an even more beautiful presence in your space. For an 8.5x11 print, I recommend framing with a 2.5" mat. For larger pieces, a frame with a 3" mat would be fitting.

Please Note

The photos featured in this listing are for illustrative purposes only and may not be to scale.

The colors displayed on your monitor may slightly differ from those on the artwork due to potential variations in monitor settings. 

Print sizing refers to the actual paper size. Each print includes a white border ranging from .25" to 1.25", so some cropping may occur, depending on the print size.

Given the delicate nature of the print, please handle only by its edges and refrain from touching the surface when possible.

All sales are final.

Shipping & Returns

All artwork is thoughtfully packaged and handled with the utmost care, shipped from my cozy studio in Maine. Orders are typically shipped within 1-2 weeks via USPS or UPS, depending on the size and weight, with tracking included. All U.S orders are $10 flat rate shipping.

Prints are made-to-order, carefully printed, and hand-cut in studio. Each print is enveloped in archival paper, encased in a transparent fine-art slip, backed by a thick board, and mailed in a sturdy flat-mailer or rolled into a sturdy tube, depending on its size.

Oil paintings require time to properly cure. I will not ship a painting before it's ready for safe packaging. New releases are generally ready to ship within 4-6 weeks of purchase, while older pieces can be shipped within 1-2 weeks.

International shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on package weight and distance. Any additional border fees, duties, and handling fees are the buyer's responsibility. Please be aware of your country’s taxes and fees applied to the purchase of international goods.

Returns & Exchanges

All original artwork and prints are final sale. While I do not accept returns, I want you to be pleased with your purchase! Please let me know if there is any way I can assist you by contacting me within 2 days of receiving your order.

The flat mailers and print tubes are designed to withstand even the harshest shipping conditions. In the rare event that your print arrives damaged, please get in touch within 2 days of receiving your order. I would be more than happy to organize a replacement for you at no extra cost. To expedite the process, please include in your email an image of the damaged package, print, and certificate of authenticity, as well as the order number and I will arrange your replacement promptly.

Copyright © Mel Volkman

All rights to the artwork, including the right to make reproductions, are held exclusively by Mel Volkman. These rights remain with the artist even after purchase. The collector is strictly prohibited from reproducing or distributing the artwork in any form without obtaining prior written permission from the artist.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

"It is so beautiful! Everything, love the packaging, the certificate and the photo is even better in person. Thank you!"

- Darcy M.

"Absolutely gorgeous. I got this for my mom for Christmas and she loved it!"

- Audrey K.

"Real time and love went into this and it shows. Thank you so much for putting so much time and effort into all these beautiful things! I will DEFINITELY be ordering from you again!"

- Andrea L.

×