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Fun in the Sun

  • Surf’s up, dude! Time to catch some waves.

    Calling all wave riders! My newest print, Fun in the Sun, depicts a VW bus and trailer all ready for a few days at the shore. I purposely left the setting ambiguous (California? Florida? South Texas? Hawaii?) so that a memory of your favorite beach hideaway can finish the story.

  • The chalkboard backdrop is one of my favorite artistic methods to introduce dialogue into the still life setting. To get that dusty, chalky texture, I drew on the painted surface with white oil pastels, smudged the elements, and then re-drew the key elements of the scene like the palm trees and the seagulls.

    The postcard with blue painter’s tape was painted in the trompe l'oeil style, a visual illusion where the painted object looks real. (I’ve had people at art shows peer around to the side of a canvas to see if paper and tape are actually stuck on.)

    Other details

    The VW bus and trailer are contemporary toys that I found on ebay. The actual size of them is very small - so I had to enlarge the set to get them in the right proportion with the postcard.

  • 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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