After transforming my thinking about what a still life could be in 2010, I started to look at my compositions in a whole new way. Instead of the humdrum fruit-in-bowl setting, I starting combining fruit and veg with my growing collection of vintage toy trucks - then challenging myself to include wordplay in the title and staging.
The result of these efforts was that every trip to the grocery store became a creative endeavour. (Coconuts! Pineapples! Walnuts!) Not only was I able to see still life subjects with fresh eyes, but I was enthused to be able to delight my collectors with the added humour.
Even with the unusual subject matter, this image still has my favorite parts of a traditional still life such as the soft directional lighting, fruit with a luscious sheen, and contrasting textures. The background was created with multiple layers of green and blue.
The truck featured is a 1940s era pickup made by the Wyandotte toy company and is one of the first toys I bought for my paintings. You can see the companion painting to Vintage Red here: Vintage White.
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.
For 35 years, Richard Hall enjoyed a successful career in fine art, using his talents to explore the opposing worlds of abstract art and traditional still life. But chance intervened when a mischievous toddler added her two-cents worth to one of Richard’s still life settings, prompting Richard to see his work in an entirely new way. READ MORE
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