en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_art

Found objects derive their identity as art from the designation placed upon them by the artist and from the social history that comes with the object.

drop cloth photo 1 72019

This is a photo of a paint drop cloth, that I have used for various painting projects in my home.  I see this paint drop cloth as  an art object. The creative process starts with my seeing this functional object as an art object and then  my  cropping of the photo  of this object. I don’t see this as abstract art because it is a photo of a functional object.

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_art

Found objects derive their identity as art from the designation placed upon them by the artist and from the social history that comes with the object.

my drawing board

This photo is of a small section of the underside of my drawing board. The strokes of paint and cut marks represent over fifty years of use creating paintings and illustrations. I am going to order  a 20″ high x30 “wide canvas wrap print of this image and then paint over the print using oil paint.

Where's dinner?

I have several bird feeders hanging outside of my studio, which is on the lower level of my house. There is a sliding glass door, where  our two cats sit to  view squirrels hanging from bird feeders we have hung from the bottom of a deck. The deck is attached to the sun room on the the upper level of our house. We tried to feed birds from a feeder on the deck, but took it down because the squirrels enjoyed eating the wood deck railings after they had finished eating all the bird seed. My wife took this photo of a visiting squirrel sitting on the deck railing, looking through the sun room glass door. He or she thinks it is a pet and is looking at us to remind us it is feeding time.

 

 

 

pedestrian painting by John Foster Dyess

This is a painting based on the pedestrian symbol on a street sign. I wanted to symbolize in a graphic image diversity by showing various colored symbols used in pedestrian crossing signs that represents walking away from racism and intolerance. This painting was purchased by a friend several years ago.
I used enamel paint applied with a putty knife and screwdriver on masonite board to create this painting.
This image is  for sale printed on cups,  shirts, phone cases, and many other things and can be purchased at johndyessart.com
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John Foster Dyess

all God's creatures

I took this photo my grandchildren Sophia and Dominic’s plastic animals, that they play with when they visit the home of my wife Carolyn and I. This photo was taken several months ago.

Fathers Day 2019

Posted: June 16, 2019 in art,John_Dyess

fathers day cups

My daughter Audrey gave me this cup about thirty years ago, and I use it for my coffee almost every day.    John Dyess

Wicker basket with apples and pears

“Wicker basket with apples and pears” by John Foster Dyess

I will have a painting and a drawing displayed at OA Gallery along with other artists, in a show called “The Works”. The opening is Friday, May 31 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Red Flower drawing

Red Flower drawing by John Foster Dyess

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Carolyn-holding-Audrey

Carolyn holding our daughter Audrey, April 1981

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