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Doing Donuts

  • An image “jam packed” with motion!

    Doing Donuts was the result of an inspiration I had while setting up a still-life scene. As I was placing the donuts in the bed of the toy truck, I thought: “This is so interesting from the top.”  

  • I wanted this painting to communicate motion - that fun, whirling sensation you get when you are “doing donuts” in a parking lot somewhere. I felt like the background was the key to conveying this movement and ended up completely repainting it after the first go because I wanted to tease more action into the scene.

    Notice how the sprinkles lead your eye directionally through the image. Without those small finishing touches, the painting was much more static and just not finished.

    Other details

    Please know how much I suffer for my art. I ate more than several donuts in the course of this painting and had to go back to the store for more. After I brought the last half-dozen home, I sprayed them with the fixative I use to seal drawings to remove temptation to eat any more. This scheme only partially worked; I found myself later looking at the underside of one the donuts and thinking: “I’ll bet this part is still good.” (I resisted.)

  • 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.