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The Chips are Down

  • A spudtacular image for the cook with a sense of humour

    Eye have a peeling that you know a kitchen wizard with a zany sense of humour - maybe it’s you!  If so, The Chips are Down might make a perfect gift. (You can thank me tater.)

    As you may be aware, one of my favorite subjects for still life work is a weathered toy truck with the bed filled with produce. The contrast between the metal and organic forms is a delight to paint. The Chips are Down started innocently enough - a potato and truck composition - but as soon as I started to add the toy, the mischievousness of the scene was increased all of a spudden.
  • Hard spotlighting and sharp shadows heighten the drama concerning the fate of our potato-y friend. The weathered wooden base provides an intriguing contrast to the plastic toy components.

    Other details

    The truck featured was made by the Wyandotte company and is a favorite prop of mine.
  • 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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