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Choke Up

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    Choked Up features a toy truck full of "chokes."  Throughout the centuries, artichokes have been a favorite subject for artists.  The texture and color variations makes them a challenge to paint. 

  • This painting was done using a limited palette, which means all the colors were mixed from just a few tubes of paint.  Using a limited number of paints forces an artist to really study the relative color values, temperature and creates color harmony.

    Other details

    In the 16th century artichokes were considered an aphrodisiac!

  • 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.

    The listed sizes of 12x16 and 18x24 include the white mat, the actual image size is smaller.

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