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Secret Admirer

    • A crafty raven gathers gifts for his paramour


      Tokens of love, purloined.

      This tricksy fellow has gathered chocolate, a gold ring, little treasures in the form of shiny marbles, and the key to his heart (hanging from the vice) - all to dazzle the object of his affection.

    • Love is an abstract concept, so I wanted Secret Admirer to have feel of abstraction as well, hence the non-representational painting methods used for the background. I used big swaths of paint, generously applied, to achieve the whitewashed backdrop look. Also note the broad brushstrokes on the wooden box: these too, were painted with abstract art techniques.


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      Birds are both a delight and a challenge for the realist painter. The feathers must be perfect - if the painted feathers don’t have the sheen and texture of real feathers, the whole bird looks fake.

      If you like Secret Admirer, I invite you to see its companion piece, Atonement.

    • 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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