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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.  

  • 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. 

  • Other details

    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.

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