OLSA textiles and prints: dog in a trough

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Discussion, News | 0 comments

OLSA textiles and prints: dog in a trough

Dog in a trough: all dogs know how to live the good life and Hattie is no exception. This picture was taken when we were on holiday in Cornwall, a couple of years ago, when Hattie found the perfect, simple solution to being too hot. I have used the photograph for both cards and prints and it clearly resonates with a number of people. Some versions of the print are shown below.

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″][su_custom_gallery source=”media:2282″ limit=”1″ link=”lightbox” target=”blank” width=”250″ height=”250″][/su_column] [su_column size=“1/2″]This one is blue dog, printed on a blue and white screen printed background that I had already prepared (an experiment) then I screen printed Hattie’s image on from another photo stencil. This screen has a much finer mesh (97)  and therefore lets in less ink but allows there to be more detail, like fine blades of grass. [/su_column] [/su_row]

I have tried printing it in different ways,   exploring how Hattie’s image might look against different backgrounds – I have also prepared an image where the photographer has been edited out.


[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″][su_custom_gallery source=”media:2284″ limit=”1″ link=”lightbox” target=”blank” width=”250″ height=”250″][/su_column] [su_column size=“1/2″]Here is one where Hattie’s image is superimposed on a variegated painted/silkscreened image again using a lower count mesh (47, i.e. with bigger holes (!) which let in more ink.  [/su_column] [/su_row]

These have been quite popular, but with requests for some  plain black and white prints too..more of those tomorrow.

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