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Salsa Fresca

  • Ripe salsa fixins - a perfect image for the kitchen

    Collectors who know my work are undoubtedly aware of my proclivity for pairing up lovely still life-appropriate produce with vintage toy trucks. The resulting image looks like food for a giant - imagine seeing a pickup puttering down the road carrying onions as big as the cab of the truck!

    In Salsa Fresca, I’ve paired the ingredients for fresh tomato salsa with the oldest toy truck in my collection (circa 1920s-30s). The wooden wheels and weathered surface patina contrast beautifully with the fresh salsa vegetables.  

  • In keeping with the rustic feel of the truck, I painted Salsa Fresca with the warm glow of a traditional still life image, similar to what the Dutch Masters would have done over 400 years ago. In particular notice the crispness of the shadows and the subtle gradation of the background from dark on the periphery to light in the center.

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    I also invite you to view the companion print to this image, Hot Rod that features the a fiery truck full of shiny hot peppers.




  • 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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