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Balanced Diet

    • Experts always advise that we “find balance” in our lives!

      Balanced Diet was conceived after finding this splendid scale in a Texas antique store.

      But the journey to creating this image was not all glaze and sprinkles, my friend. There were many arduous trips to the donut store involved! Such are the sacrifices I make for my art. (Actually, the numerous trips to the bakery ended up inspiring several of my other best-loved donut images, so the extra 10 pounds I gained was not in vain.)
    • Although I am used to making complex painting set-ups, the staging for this image was surprisingly complex. There was so much going on with the scale that I needed a way to bring the viewer’s eye through the image; the string with the nibbled donut achieved this goal. As the eye comes to rest at the base of the image, the sprinkles on the shelf offer additional visual interest, this time on a horizontal plane.

      Other details

      As it turns out, it is really difficult to get a good, clean cut on a small cereal box without squishing the box flat. The result of my failed stabbings were bags of loose cereal mixed together; we ended up eating breakfasts of “mystery cereal’ for months.

    • 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. 

      Please Note: On paper prints, “Size" refers to the outside dimension of the mat. The actual images are smaller and matted to the size listed to fit a standard frame.

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