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Coffee Brake

  • D’ough! There is something in the road!

    The wordplay nature of my paintings often means that one funny title or image can spawn a dozen more ideas. Coffee Brake was conceived when I was developing Coffee Monster but I wasn't quite sure how to combine vehicular activity with a cup of joe. When I found this lovely toy delivery van, I knew my donut-in-the-road idea was no longer “half-baked.”
  • I wanted the subjects in Coffee Brake to be animated - as if you caught a glimpse, stop-motion style. I used string to suspend the objects and but left them out of the final image to heighten the topsy-turvy feel. Lighting is from the lower left, positioned to create dramatic, bouncy shadows.

  • 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 20” sizes; edition of 125 for 20” x 20”. 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.