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  • These toolbox captives hope for a runaway success!

    Breakout is another caper in my Escape Series that features toolbox-trapped toys trying to break free, with the help of a small-but-mighty bulldozer driver. And just in case you didn’t know the toy’s intentions, notice that the blocks spell “BREAKOUT” when unscrambled!

  • As a contrast to the plastic toys, I wanted the rest of the piece to serve as an exploration of natural textures - both weathered metal (gas can and tool box) and aged wood (paneling and boxes). Each one has a different patina and I enjoyed using abstract art techniques to recreate the surfaces.

    For example, if you look closely at the background panels, you can see drips of color underneath the painted wood grain. These drips were applied with a big brush (much like actual wood stain would be applied), instead of using the realist painter approach of painting each drop separately with a tiny brush.

    Other details

    Breakout was included in a 2012 Southwest Art article featuring me and my work: “Richard Hall’s trompe-l’oeil paintings beguile with wit and nostalgia” and the original painting was purchased for inclusion in a private museum.

  • 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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