Fiery peppers + a vintage dachshund toy = doggone good fun
When I got the idea for this image, I once again ended up at the grocery store manhandling the produce. The peppers in Hot Dog are a mix of habañeros and jalapeños - wonderful subjects for still life work. In addition to the visual wordplay with the title, I liked how the fleshy peppers looked against the weathered wood of the vintage toys.
- I kept the background simple, but made the reflection dramatic to add visual interest. Notice the subtle shadow in the background to the right.
The dog is a beautiful old wind-up toy from the 1940s, with articulated segments that wiggle as he moves.
- 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.