Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle Oil on canvas | 10" x 16" | 14" x 20" Framed | $1,200 
Please contact Richard B. Hall directly to purchase Cat's Cradle.


Unending fun for felines

What is it about string and cats?  It may be their hunting instinct, chasing a ball of string around a room.  Maybe it's the texture they love, because they certainly like the fabric of my carpet and furniture.  Whatever the reason, they love it and we love to watch them play with string. 

Since I had the ball of string out, I decided to introduce my six granddaughters to the unending string game, "Cat's Cradle."  I may come to regret that!

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, erased it, then re-drew the string. The use of a single object gives the piece a minimalist feel and highlights that item.

  Other details

This sweet little cat toy is quite old.  It has a celluloid head and tin body.  Wind it up and the cat moves, chasing its ball and it rolls over when it hits an obstruction.  Great action in this little toy.

To purchase Cat's Cradle, please contact the Richard B. Hall studio directly.



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