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Snow Day

  • An homage to the wintertime joys of childhood

    Much like its companion piece, First Tracks, Snow Day is one of those rare paintings where I didn’t add humour. If felt that this exceptionally well designed sled from the 1940s had a story to tell all on its own.

  • I wanted the color of the light to be icy and bright to depict the way sunshine can be almost blinding against the snow on a winter day. To get maximum natural illumination, I staged this painting in my garage with the door open. While painting, I tweaked the colors to accentuate the sensation of coldness.

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    Although we were raised 3,000 miles apart - me in England and Sharon in Wisconsin - my wife and I have similar fond memories of the wintertime sledding ritual. We found this lovely sled online and it seemed the perfect vehicle for reminiscence - and later found out that Sharon’s mother and aunt had the exact same sled almost 70 years ago.

  • 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.