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Apple Peddler

  • An inviting scene of autumn splendor

    Apple Peddler is a memory of mine, come alive on the canvas. When I was a teen in England, I had a weekend job with the local grocer who grew most of the food that he sold. In the fall, we’d drive out to his orchard and collect the apples to stock the store.

  • Look closely at the background and you’ll see an abstract leaf pattern. I started with a vivid green and then toned it down until I reached an effect evocative of a sunny-but-crisp autumn day.

    I positioned my lighting close-in from the lower left to achieve these theatrical shadows that balance the background with the rest of the piece.

    You can see me painting Apple Peddler in my series of fun Instagram videos 

    Other details

    I’ve had this pedal car tractor for several years now, but needed the right inspiration to feature it in a painting. It is from the 1950-60 time frame and also has a detachable trailer.

    Dozens of apples were needed for Apple Peddler - but my wife, Sharon, and I made applesauce from the subject matter, so nothing was wasted :)

  • 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. 

    Please Note: On paper prints, “Size" refers to the outside dimension of the mat. The actual images are smaller and matted to the size listed to fit a standard frame.