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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting. I am on vacation until August 31, 2021 . Please stop back then, or leave me a message. Best wishes, Kevin Osborne at Mutekikon

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 27, 2021

Thank you for visiting. I am on vacation until August 31, 2021 . Please stop back then, or leave me a message. Best wishes, Kevin Osborne at Mutekikon

Kevin Osborne

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About Mutekikon

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On Etsy since 2010

Limited Edition Prints (of Original Ink or Watercolor Paintings)

Hi, and thank you for touching down in my shop. I am an artist-illustrator-writer working in Farmington Connecticut.

BACKGROUND: I have been drawing and painting for thirty-five years, and my Etsy shop is an art print business. From the start, I have sought to design a process that would attractively and inexpensively offer prints of my original paintings framed and ready-to-hang.

PROCESS: My item descriptions set forth the essence of my process. To elaborate a bit more, I print on demand, and I carry an inventory of framing in the dimensions I need. I cut my own plexiglass and mounting boards to fill each individual order. All work, every step, is done by myself. I am a one-person operation. Still, I commit to shipment within one to two business days of order receipt.

MY INK GRINDING PROCESS: Much of my work at this time of my life is in monochrome and, for this I grind my own black ink from Chinese ink sticks, fresh at each sitting. The above photo loop illustrates the process. Working the ink stick into the grinding stone and distilled water, has a soothing effect and puts me into a peaceful mindset. I also like the fact that the ink sticks are made in China, following age-old processes, before finally shipping by way of Bejing. My ink is rich and vibrant and, when introduced onto wet watercolor paper in a dry studio, explodes into life. The quality of my print process is such that the prints are every bit as luminous and vibrant as my original paintings.

CREATING A COMPOSITION: Each of my artworks is an original composition. It starts with a perception or an idea of something that excites me. It might be a dance, or an outdoor scene, or something imagined. Whatever—it then leads to selecting and re-composing elements from life to dramatize a theme around that first perception or idea, a theme that is personally important to me. For instance, in an Argentine Tango composition, that theme invariably is some aspect of the male-female relationship.

MY ILLUSTRATION WORK: The “Mutekikon” section of my shop contains illustrations that I created in 2010 to illustrate my picture storybook by that title. The name, “Mutekikon,” “Invincible Spirit,” is my invention. It is a union of the Japanese word for invincible—“muteki”—and the word for spirit—“kon.” Each of my Mutekikon illustrations is available as a framed print. In addition, the picture storybook, now on DVD, is available on Etsy as a separate item. It contains the eighteen original artworks animated by native style flute music, voice narration, dynamic text, camera effects, and sound effects.

Enjoy your stay at Mutekikon and I look forward to meeting you. Kevin Osborne

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  • Kevin Osborne

    Owner, Creator

    I have been painting in water media -- in ink and in watercolor -- for thirty-five years. My master is the artist-calligrapher Jutta Hagen of Caldwell New Jersey, with whom I studied composition for many years.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 13, 2016
WELCOME TO MUTEKIKON. I make my original ink or watercolor paintings available as high quality, limited edition art prints. Each is shipped mounted and framed and ready to hang. I also offer each print Unframed. See the "Additional Information" section, below. Your delight upon receipt is my top priority. Framed samples are in my shop. All items in my shop, whether framed or unframed, ship free.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
DAMAGED ORDER: Must be reported immediately upon receipt to be returnable. Mutekikon responsible for expense of return and replacement or refund.
EXCHANGES: Within 3 days of receipt, at buyer's expense. Please convo me.
PAYMENT METHOD: PayPal (Note: PayPal account NOT required to use PayPal.) PayPal security is at the highest level.
SALES TAX: Included.
WHEN: Within 1 to 2 work days of order receipt.
METHOD: I use USPS priority. You receive your order within 2-3 days in US and territories.
SHIPPING COSTS USA: All items in my shop, whether framed or unframed, ship free, no matter the quantity. My Mutekikon DVD also ships free.
Additional policies and FAQs
COSTS OF UNFRAMED PRINTS: Price $20 for first, $18 for each additional. [Shipping free, no matter the quantity.]
FOREIGN ORDERS: I am not taking foreign orders at this time.