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Roman Holiday

  • Caio! Ready for our picnic, darling?

    Roman Holiday was inspired by a chance sighting at a restaurant. My wife, Sharon, and I went to dinner and parked in the lot was a charming pink Vespa. I could just picture Audrey Hepburn with her gloves and sunglasses zipping around the streets of Rome with Gregory Peck in tow. (Dinner had to wait a bit while I snapped photos!)

  • The background for Roman Holiday is meant to evoke the kind of aged building you would pass while wending your way through narrow cobblestone streets. I used layer after layer of paint, applied with abstract art techniques, to suggest the weathered stucco patina. These colors I used are a departure from my usual palette, and I enjoyed working with them for my desired effect.

    Other details

    The scooter pedal car is from the 1960s, and is actually painted blue. I changed the color based on my parking lot inspiration and to have Roman Holiday serve as a companion piece for Retail Therapy, another homage to a girl’s day about town.

  • 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 12” sizes; edition of 125 for 20” x 20”. 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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