This timeless children’s toy is one of my favorite subjects for my unusual brand of portraiture - and I thought that mixing the classic “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” maxim with these funny fellows would be “tuber-riffic.”
I had originally planned for the figures’ arms to cover their ears, eyes, and mouth, but the arms wouldn’t quite cooperate. I turned to my trusty blue painter’s tape, and it worked perfectly. Another bonus of having the tape in the scene is that it adds an element of trompe l'oeil, a visual illusion where the eye perceives the painted subject as real. With the original painting, people would lean around to the side to see if I had actually stuck tape on.
The lighting in this painting is subtle, with a warm spot-light effect to draw the eye to the center and enhance the reflections on the glossy wood.
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.
For 35 years, Richard Hall enjoyed a successful career in fine art, using his talents to explore the opposing worlds of abstract art and traditional still life. But chance intervened when a mischievous toddler added her two-cents worth to one of Richard’s still life settings, prompting Richard to see his work in an entirely new way. READ MORE
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