Tag Archives: Metal

Day 196. Metal Motherwell Bird

12 Jul


Today’s Bird-A-Day art was inspired by the color field simplicity of Rothko and the bold black shapes of Motherwell. I started with an amazing found printers plate that had been a reject. This offset printing plate had wonderful ink-stained color blocks, ink drips and marks that I just love. With the plate for my canvas I painted this large black bird with gloss enamel. It is one of my largest birds ever. Enjoy.

Day 183. Galvanized Bird

29 Jun

Recently while removing storm debris from the roof of our home, I came across this random piece of galvanized metal. Where it blew in from I don’t have a clue. But it did inspire me to pick up my chalk and give it wings to fly again, with today’s Bird-A-Day art. Enjoy.

Day 140. Aluminum Bird

17 May


Just in time for this weekends Fort Worth Arts Goggle. Today’s Bird-A-Day art was created with a number of hand cut lino-blocks  and then printed onto aluminum. I just love aluminum for its ambient surface. The way that it reflects its environment with a soft, dream like effect. And the surface handles block printing beautifully. Enjoy.

Day 135. Scratch Metal Bird

13 May


After accidentally scratching a sheet of metal, I was inspired to scratch it again, on purpose. Today’s Bird-A-Day art is inspired by the way that metal shines when it gets scratched. I just happen to have a stainless steel scourer pad, left over from another art experiment, which was a perfect tool for scratching in today’s bird. I loved the thin feather like line quality of the wire scratching. This was to fun for just one bird, I will have to revisit this again later. Enjoy.

Day 89. Metal Plate Bird

28 Mar


More fun on metal. I just love working with aluminum for a canvas. Expect more metal as the year goes on. Today’s Bird-A-Day art was created using acrylic paint and my trusty block printing birds on a thin sheet of metal. The birds on a wire is a theme that I could do all year-long. Enjoy.

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