Something Fishy

Medium & Finishing
  • A fisherman angles for a good day’s catch

    What is the best way to catch candy fish and goldfish crackers? Gummy worms, of course!  In Something Fishy, a fisherman shows us how it’s done.

  • As anyone who likes the sport knows, fishing can be full of drama! So I’ve bumped up the excitement level with the intense shadowplay in the background. Strong lighting produced the crisp effect I wanted - giving the shadows a starring role in the composition instead of a supporting one.

    Other details

    The toy featured is a vintage fly fisherman balancing toy. Under his feet are little prongs that hold him upright; the fish below counterbalance him so that he will rock perfectly back and forth without toppling over.

    Something Fishy is this toy’s debut in one of my paintings - I had to rescue it from the side of the bathtub where it sees good use with my seven grandchildren during bath time! (A similar story occurred with the gummy worms and goldfish crackers: I have to get them into the studio quickly because they won’t last in the kitchen when snacks are doled out.)
  • 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.

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