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Banana Bandit

  • Here he comes! Walking down the street!

    This hungry fellow prepares to use gorilla warfare to get his fruity snack.

  • Who says a traditional still life can’t have humour? Even though the character approaching from stage right is solidly 20th-century in origin, this painting was created using the classic still life techniques as practiced by artists centuries ago. The smooth background was painted in thin layers to build up depth in color and shading and the shadowplay is crisp.

    Having a shadow created from something outside the borders of the painting (“off-screen,” if you will) adds great drama. There is more going on than you can see and you anticipate the action to come.

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    I’ve featured this weathered blue pot in a few of my paintings. The mottled patina is pleasant to paint. Bananas are also fun subject matter with their soft, glossy textures. But you have to work fast and store them in the refrigerator between painting sessions because they change appearance quickly!

  • 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.