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  • Caution! Hungry dieter.
    May bite if provoked.

    Willpower? Yes, I will power through that chocolate bar! In Get Veggies, I provide a humorous look at dieting, with a peek at what I’d really like to have on my grocery list.

  • In many of my paintings I combine still life realism and abstract techniques  in the same painting. Marrying these methods allows me to explore my two favorite genres together and create works that offer a greater level of depth the collector.

    But in this image, I have taken the concept a step further by combining realism and abstract art in the same motifs of the painting. Let me explain:

    The blue painter’s tape, masking tape, and sticky note are all painted in the ultra-realistic trompe l’oeil style, where these elements look so real you might think there was actually tape on the surface of the canvas.  Now, take a step back and look at the composition as a whole. The structure of the image takes a nod from abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko (1903-1970), where instead of bits of tape and paper, the stroke of blue and tan and the blocks of yellow and brown are one color space, linked together with the white line of the string.

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    This image is a companion piece to 14 Days

  • 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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