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The Sweetest Catch

  • These fishing bears are
    hooked on honey!

    My wife, Sharon, and I picked up this bears-in-boat figurine on a vacation trip to Montana, where we learned to fly fish. In fact, this painting was inspired by our fly fishing mis-adventures. If you look closely, you can see the fishing line tangled up in everything, which pretty much sums up our first attempts at fly fishing.

  • Sweetest Catch was painted in the traditional still life style popularized by the Dutch Masters over 400 years ago. Note the smooth surface quality, the defined shadows, and the smooth transition of the background from light in the center to dark on the edges.

    Other details

    “Buzzy Bee” was a popular 1950s Fisher-Price toy. It features a wooden body and lovely lithographed paper printing. The vintage Canadian honey cans are from the 1930s.

  • 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.