A special portrait for your favorite farmer
Going Green features a familiar sight to anyone who grew up on a farm and accompanied a parent to the John Deere dealership. This beautiful cast aluminum pedal car was only available at John Deere and looked just like dad’s - the perfect toy for the future farmer.
Unlike most toy collectors, who seek specimens in perfect condition, I love to find toys for my painting that show the effects of years of playtime. This tractor, in particular, was well-loved - so much so that the green paint has worn off in places to reveal the metal underneath.
- I wanted the feel of Going Green to be mellow, like a pleasant bit of memory. To achieve this feel, I kept the lighting muted and the setting understated (such as the polished concrete floor, light-colored background, and the weathered box).
In portraits of beloved objects such as this one, I often put boxes in the composition - not just to bolster a scene, but also as a metaphor for how we as adults “pack away” childhood emotions of play and fun. It is my hope that, through my art, you are able to recapture these feelings. Let’s play!
(For other examples of pedal cars with boxes, I invite you to see Sky Rider, Retail Therapy, and Call to Duty.)
- 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.