Waxing poetic about the birds and the bees
Could these two bee making eyes at each other? With the flower and chocolate, honey, it must bee love!
Just like lighting for a stage production, I kept the illumination front-and-center, leaving the background dark with only a hint of dramatic shadows. The light is warm and strong, designed to make the honey tins and the varnished wood gleam.
The toys featured are Buzzy Bees by Fisher-Price. Most people remember the plain bee (on the left, atop the can), but the other one, “Queen Bee”, was manufactured as well. They have wooden bodies, paper lithographed printing, and springs for antennae. The honey tins hail from the 1930s.
This image accompanied a 2012 Southwest Art magazine article on me and my work: “Richard Hall’s trompe-l’oeil paintings beguile with wit and nostalgia”.
- 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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