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Stopped For Donuts

  • Stopped for Donuts

    Stopped for Donuts is, by far, my most collected print by police officers and their loved ones.

    Ever wonder how the police / donut cliché came about? It is based in history. When police officers transitioned to using cars instead of walking a beat, donut shops were convenient places to do paperwork and get a cup of hot joe late at night. In return, donut shops liked the protection of having a peace officer in the store after dark.

  • Just like a lighting a movie set, a still life artist sets a painting’s vibe with light. Here, I wanted the effect of the lighting to accentuate the reflective varnished shelf and make the donuts look glossy and appetizing. To achieve this outcome, I used soft, center-focused spotlighting. The dark edges of the background help to focus your gaze to the center of the composition.

    Other details

    Dear viewer, you can rest assured that I did proper donut-based research before creating this image. (And by research, I mean eating.)

    The toy truck was made by the Wyandotte company and is a favorite prop of mine. (Click here to see more Richard Hall Fine Art truck prints. The motorcycle cop toy is made from tin, c. 1950s-60s.

  • 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.