Bigger Boat

Bigger Boat

Bigger Boat Oil on canvas | 12" x 18" | 16" x 22" Framed | $1500 
Please contact Richard B. Hall directly to purchase Bigger Boat

We're going to need a bigger boat!

This classic bathtub toy shark is suspended from a string, swimming in front of a chalkboard sea as two fishermen try to catch him.  

Composition details

A chalkboard background provides a familiar, friendly way for me to introduce a story into the still life setting. To get the correct chalky texture, I drew on the painted surface with oil pastels then erased some of it to get that true chalkboard look.                                                                                                             
The use of the string motif not only adds to the composition’s humor, but also helps guide the eye up and down the image. 

Other details

Did you know the line "We're going to need a bigger boat," was improvised by Roy Scheider during the shooting of Jaws.  Throughout the filming, the cast and crew were joking about needing a bigger boat during ocean filming, because their support boat was so small.  Ad-libbing the line the first time his character saw the shark, and of course his brilliant acting, made it an  unforgettable scene in the classic film.


To purchase Bigger Boat, please contact the Richard B. Hall studio directly.

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