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Bountiful Harvest

    • My tribute to William-Adolphe Bougereau’s The Grape Picker

      Bountiful Harvest is part of my new series, Visionaries: My Tribute to the Innovators of Fine Art. In this image, I explore the work William-Adolphe Bougereau (1825-1905), a French realist painter who specialized in painting the female form.

      Bountiful Harvest is an homage to Bougereau’s lovely 1875 image, The Grape Picker, which depicts a young girl harvesting lush grapes at a vineyard.

      About the Visionaries series

      Every museum store in the world carries postcards of their most popular works. I have dozens of these cards featuring every style of painting imaginable.

      In this new series, Visionaries: My Tribute to the Innovators of Fine Art, I explore the artistry of these painters - marrying their iconic images with both abstract backgrounds and ultra-realistic still life objects to create something entirely new.

    • This image features traditional figural realism and trompe l’oeil optical illusions, all with the juxtaposition of classic still life fruit against a wildly abstract background.

      To create the abstract background, I scraped paint with a palette knife and added stylized writing akin to graffiti. My goal was to make you feel as if you had one foot in yesterday and one in the modern world. Notice the large swaths of scraped on colors behind the “real” grapes; I added those as an extension of the original colors featured in the photo of the girl.

      The final effect of Bountiful Harvest reminds me of every artist’s studio, where photos of beloved paintings are pinned to the walls. (Truly, I haven’t met an artist yet who didn’t have images taped up for inspiration.)

      If you would like to see me work on the masking tape with its 3-D realistic trompe l’oeil effect, I invite you to see the video I’ve posted on Instagram: Bountiful Harvest on Instagram.

    • 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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