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Duck Crossing

  • Make way for the ducklings! Perfect for a child’s nursery.

    Duck Crossing is one of my early images and one of the first where I experimented with a chalkboard background.

    I knew from the moment I saw this charming toy that I would feature it in a painting: The wheels are offset so that when it is pulled, the ducks all waddle from side to side. Having the background on a chalkboard allowed me to represent the ducks in a park setting and also provide a “glimpse back to childhood” feel.

  • I added my favorite blue painter’s tape on the caution sign to provide a spot of trompe l'oeil, a visual illusion where a painted subject looks real. In the original painting, people would look around to the side of the canvas to determine if I had affixed a piece of actual tape.

  • 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.

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