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.
- 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 a bit, then re-drew the final cartoon figures. 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.
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.
- All Richard Hall prints are limited edition and hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
All of our prints are finished with a coating that protects the print and enhances light-fastness; we use the highest quality pigmented inks with an estimated lifetime of 118 years.
Canvas giclées: Edition of 50 (for all sizes), signed and numbered on the back of the piece. Archivally mounted or stretched and hand-coated with protectant. Framed canvas giclées are hand-framed in our studio with an espresso-colored frame with gold-tone lip. Unframed canvas giclées should not be framed with glass.
Paper giclées: Edition of 250 for 12” x 16” sizes; edition of 125 for 18” x 24”. Printed on high-quality, acid-free paper and comes with a hand-cut mat that fits into a standard-size frame. We recommend that you use a frame with glass to ensure longevity of your paper print.
The listed sizes of 12x16 and 18x24 include the white mat, the actual image size is smaller.