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Whale Watching

  • It's a Whale of a Tale

    Whale Watching depicts a pod of whales enjoying themselves in the deep blue sea. The  bathtub toy whale is happily swimming in a chalkboard seascape.

  • Composition details

    The focal point of this piece is the whale, suspended by a string but part of the action in the chalk drawing. 

    Depicted behind the scene is a chalkboard  To achieve the  chalky surface look, I drew on the painted background with white oil pastels, then erased, just like you would do with a real chalkboard.

    Other details

    This is one of my favorite vintage toys.  It's an old bath toy, made in post-war japan.  It has a key to wind up, and a small propeller moves it through the bathtub as water spritzes out through the blow-hole.

  • 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 12” sizes; edition of 125 for 20” x 20”. 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.