Day 40. Printing Plate Bird

9 Feb


Wow.  40 days already. This year is flying by for me. Today’s Bird-A-Day art is inspired by something I do during my day job, on occasion. And that would be press checking. Today’s bird was painted with acrylics on an offset printing plate from a local printer. The idea of doing fine art, my personal art, on something that is non-personal is an interesting mix. This press plate represents mass production, but there exist only one bird painting on this single plate. I like that. I also like the surface of the aluminum plate as a canvas. Isn’t that ironic. It grabs the paint but also allows the paint to slide easily across it. Every graphic designer should try this one out after your next press check. Enjoy.

2 Responses to “Day 40. Printing Plate Bird”

  1. mkdickerson February 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Cool. That’s what I like to hear.

  2. Gary Dickerson February 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    I love this one.

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