• My tribute to Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night

      Starlight is part of my new series, Visionaries: My Tribute to the Innovators of Fine Art. In this image, I explore the work of the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). Here, I re-imagine his 1889 masterpiece, The Starry Night, one of the most recognizable paintings in Western culture. 

      Here, I’ve added a few delicate hand-folded stars to the composition which features a postcard of The Starry Night taped up against a dramatic nighttime sky.

      About the Visionaries series

      Every museum store in the world carries postcards of their most popular works. I have dozens of these cards featuring every style of painting imaginable.

      In this new series, Visionaries: My Tribute to the Innovators of Fine Art, I explore the artistry of these painters - marrying their iconic images with both abstract backgrounds and ultra-realistic still life objects to create something entirely new.

    • The colors of the original painting were my guide in choosing the abstract background you see here - the dark, intense blue is not a color I normally use for backgrounds and exploring this different palette was a joy.

      For the starry sky, I added the tiny stars in the background by spritzing the painted surface with mineral spirits until I was was satisfied with the sky’s appearance. I then enhanced select starswith tiny dots of paint to get the glowing effect. 

      The fun with the larger foreground stars was placing them “just so” in order to get the strange shapes to the shadows. You can see me working on both the small and large stars in a video I’ve posted on Instagram:  Starlight on Instagram.

    • 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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