Hit the Gas features an array of lovely cabbages and a cauliflower transported by a vintage toy truck. The truck has collided with the baked beans, causing a Brussels sprouts blowout.
I firmly believe that fine art doesn’t have to be staid and stuffy - as this image demonstrates. Hit the Gas has all the hallmarks of a traditional still life composition, the only difference is that it started as a bit of schoolboy-quality humour. You see, at a recent art show, one of my artist friends would eat a large salad full of cruciferous vegetables every day. We would all joke...and believe me, that kind of humour escalates, toot sweet!
To get the can at the correct angle, I used modeling clay to prop it up. Soft lighting from the lower left provides lustrous highlights on the cabbages and dramatic shadows in the background. The painting’s intricacies meant that I had to put the veg in the refrigerator each night and set up the scene again each morning until I finished.
Heinz baked beans were a household staple when I was growing up in Britain - you can’t have beans on toast without them - so I found this can at a British specialty foods importer to complete the scene.
A result of this painting is that my wife Sharon has asked me to paint only one cabbage at a time. We had a heck of a time eating all this produce at once when the painting was done.
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
All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. The use of products in artwork by Richard Hall Fine Art is for creative and artistic purposes. The trademark holders are not affiliated with the maker of this product and have not endorsed, sponsored, authorized or licensed this product.
Powered by Shopify