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Art Story – Dolly Silvers Curtains

Dolly Silvers Curtains - 2000s Painting on Canvas Doug Kemp Art

I came into the world at the very beginning of WWII, Except for the occasional flashes of the German Luftwaffe our world was coloured by browns muddy yellow ochre and muddy greens. Doug Kemp

“Dolly’s curtains were bright turquoise with red, yellow and black abstract shapes on them, much like stuff shown at the Festival of Britain.

To begin the story properly we, Mum and I (Dad was called up into armed service) lived in Albany Road (Walthamstow, London), two rows of small terrace houses. Opposite our house, to the right, was the Silver’s home. Tom who walked around in constant pain from a wound from WWI, Dennis (Denny) who was my age (give or take) and Mrs. Silver, Dolly, who liked a drink now and then at the Common Gate Pub on the corner of Queens Road.

Dolly was a friend of my Mum, who didn’t like to drink anywhere much.

Well, we went through the war mostly unscathed apart from the occasional firebomb, one landing on the doorstep.

Later, running for cover when there was a V1 raid with the ominous cut-out of the droning motor, we finished up sheltering in the Gentleman’s Toilets at a local pub, meeting an indignant customer coming out. After a rapid explanation, he turned on his heels and invited us in!

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So World War 2 ended and the drab colours of life continued much the same, until one day in the very late 1940 or early 1950s, I went out of our front door and naturally looked across to Dolly’s and got a SHOCK that was like a physical bang;

Dolly’s new curtains were bright turquoise with red, yellow and black abstract shapes on them, much like stuff shown at the Festival of Britain.

Shocked, it was the very first time I had been properly introduced to colour and colour has been with me ever since. I still get a warm glow whenever I think of that day, Thank you, Dolly. Doug Kemp

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The different formats of Artist print types explained. Linocut, Giclee & Silk screen print collections from Doug Kemp .

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Giclee Artist Prints

Spelt correctly Giclée is a French word for little squirt. This is a digital printing process in which a type of ink-jet printer is used with specialist inks to produce a high quality Art print. As an artist, I feel a Giclee/Giclée print produces a better finish than other types of modern artist printing formats.

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A Linocut is a relief print that is produced like a woodcut but uses lino as the surface from which the design is carved as a template used for the printing. In making a Linocut, basically your design uses the raised (uncarved) areas for the different inks to print the same picture over and over.

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Creating screen prints – The inks are forced through a mesh screen onto the printed surface. This enables certain areas of the screen template to be impervious to the printing ink, in effect creating a stencil. The ink that is able to pass through forms the printed image.

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