Tater Tot (Boy)
He's a chip off the old block.
Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head gaze at a picture of the newest addition to their family. He’s such an adorable small fry.
- Tater Tot offers an unusual perspective of the popular plastic potato toys by showing them from the back. The challenge here was how to depict the emotion of the new parents without showing their faces.
First, I clasped their hands. (Isn’t that what most new parents do as they gaze at their baby?) Second, I used a chalkboard to allow you, the viewer, to eavesdrop into their conversation. To get that authentic chalkboard feel, I drew on the painted background with white oil pastels, then “erased” by wiping away much of the writing. Once I got a pleasing appearance, I wrote the parents’ conversation bubbles.
The photograph hung with blue painter’s tape was painted in the trompe l'oeil style, an artistic visual illusion where a painted subject looks real. (I’ve had people at art shows even lean around to the side of a canvas to see if there is actually paper and tape affixed to the canvas.)
Are you interested in a pink version of Tater Tot for the baby girl in your life? If so, check out Tater Tot (Girl)
- 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 12” sizes; edition of 125 for 20” x 20”. 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.