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Where's the Fire

    • A nostalgic image for your
      favorite firefighter

      This scene features accoutrements for the budding firefighter: a fire truck pedal car, a brass hose nozzle, a fire helmet with reflective vinyl patches, and a small Dalmatian mascot - all balanced on top of three antique boxes.

    • I wanted Where’s the Fire to have a sentimental feel so getting the lighting spot-on was key. I moved the whole setting from my studio into my garage so that I could have natural illumination coming in from one side. This placement gave me those marvelous double shadows and warm glow that I was seeking. Since there was no way I could recreate the same effect in my studio, I snapped pictures and painted from photos.

      Other details

      The fire truck pedal car (a favorite of my grandchildren) was made in the 1960s. It was missing its ladders, so I made replacements to ensure the car looked correct in the image.

      The hose nozzle is authentic, and is heavy! I have to lift it with two hands to pick it up. The red box on the right with the suitcase handle holds a gas mask. When I bought the helmet, I was surprised to see that some of the vinyl patches were singed on the edges - clearly, this item saw actual use!

      Of course, I had to add the Dalmatian - though the original toy was all white and I added the spots.


    • 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.