The Strip Mall
My retro Los Angeles screenprint features a loose line drawing of a 1950's storefront in bright cartoon colors: electric blue, bubblegum pink and sunlit stucco.
I drew this herky-jerky ink sketch from life right in Beautiful Downtown Burbank. I enlarged the drawing and had a film positive made, one for each color, so I could silkscreen print it by hand in the bold, playful, colors of Southern California.
There are lots of So Cal strip mall architectural details in this print: the nonchalant, jumbled use of rock face textures, the harsh shadows, and the ubiquitous alarm company logo which you can see in the lower-left corner of the plate glass window.
Paper Size: 12-1/2 x 19" (31.8 x 48.3 cm)
Image Size: ~10 x 16" (25.4 x 40.6 cm)
Stock: French's 100lb Pop-Tone in Pink Lemonade
Framing: without a mat it fits a standard poster frame
From a First Edition of 95
titled, signed and numbered recto © Kathryn DiLego. All Rights Reserved.
comes with rigid white backing board in a recyclable cello sleeve
ready to display as-is, give as a gift, or easy to pop into a ready-made frame