Losing My Marbles

Medium & Finishing
  • Oops! There goes another one!

    Marbles are popular subject matter among realist painters due to their distinctive color, shape, and reflections. Here, I’ve re-fashioned this classic topic into a commentary on those days when I feel like I am losing my marbles, one by one. (Perhaps you can relate.)

  • I designed this image with lots of white to provide a bright, reflective backdrop for the multi-colored marbles. Notice how the areas around the marbles take on different tones, depending on the marble closest to it. To achieve this subtle effect, I didn’t use pure white anywhere in the image - every bit of white has some other color mixed in.

    Other details

    Losing My Marbles was featured in a 2012 article about my work in Southwest Art magazine.
    There is also a companion piece to Losing My Marbles called Lost My Marbles , which depicts a similar scenario but with fewer marbles left in the jars. The one you like best may depend on just how far you’ve gone!

  • 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. We fully guarantee our prints, and if there is ever a problem with fading, we will replace it.

    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.

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