Dr. William Allen Jones was the first dentist licensed in BC. He was born in 1831 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA and died in Barkerville in 1897. I have not yet succeeded in finding his grave in the Barkerville cemetery. Many tourists peer into his dental clinic on the main street of Barkerville Historic Town near Wells.
Using a photo from the Barkerville archives, I designed a silk screen portrait in 8 colours (above). This will be a fundraiser for the Wells Historical Society, Friends of Barkerville, and the BC Black History Awareness Society.
These variations in the background blend show the process of achieving smoother results:
Next step: printing the shirt:
Printing a gradient base for the jacket:
Next: the underprint for the head and face:
The first posterization of the photo:
Second posterization printed:
Third posterization printed:
Fourth posterization printed:
A printed gold frame (clear ink mixed with “gold” powder) “traps” the perimeter of the print and any minor misregistrations:
This special edition will be ready in late September. More images to follow; I’ll post the fundraising information once I finish printing all the colours.