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Pumpkin Pileup

  • A towering display of gorgeous heirloom pumpkins

    My wife, Sharon, and I were driving through Texas Hill Country one October and were thrilled to see vegetable stands all along the road with hundreds of pumpkins. Had you been with us, you would have seen the still life artist equivalent of a kid in a candy store!

    The farmers in the region grew heirloom pumpkins: varieties that have been around for centuries, brought to the United States from all over the world. It was the first time I had seen so many types - beautiful fruits in yellow, orange, and green including some with bizarre knobby textures.

    They were all so beautiful that I ended up bringing home 12 of them to paint.
  • I love the waxy coating on pumpkins - it affords such great surfaces and reflections. I wanted to ensure that the background enhanced these glorious gourds; if you look closely, you can see that the shadows reflect the pumpkin next to them. The scene was staged on shiny concrete - notice the warm and beautiful reflections.

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    I loved these pumpkins so much, I researched how to keep them from going bad, but the Arizona heat got the better of them in the end.

  • 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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