This drawing is based on a recent photograph that I took of train boxcars parked on a siding ,while I was driving on Highway 19 in Missouri. The size of this drawing is 16.5″ wide by 8.25″ high.
Tags: drawing of train boxcars, graffit art, graffiti painted boxcars, John Foster Dyess, train boxcars, trains
Tags: graffiti, graffiti art, graffiti painted boxcars, photo of boxcars, photography by John Foster dyess, railroad train boxcars, trains
Last weekend my family had a reunion at our daughter Christy’s house in Mexico ,Missouri and driving home on highway 19 I saw many graffiti painted train box cars parked on a side track. My wife was driving and she slowed down for me to take photos. One of these might end up as a painting.
When I looked at these photos on my computer I noticed these bright yellow rectangle shapes on some of the train cars. It was sunset and I think these shapes were reflective
tape,or something was sending me a coded message.
Tags: architecture painting, city scene, New York City, oil Painting, Painting of New York City, step by step painting, street-scene, Times Square, transportation
This is one of a series of paintings that are based on photographs I took while visiting New York City in 2008 and 2010. The photograph reference for this painting was one of a series taken in 2008 while walking in Times Square with my wife and a friend. I have added a texture layer to the photo. I created the texture traditionally by painting on a piece of canvas. I scanned the texture background and placed it on a separate layer with the photograph.
I had the digital file printed on canvas wrap and then painted over it with oil paint.
Tags: 1980 clothes, 1980's, Carolyn Roy Dixon, history, John Foster Dyess, wedding photograph
Tags: architecture drawing, Guanajuato-Mexico, historic church, ink drawing, travel-illustration
This drawing is based on a photo that I took in 2015 while visiting the city and state of Guanajuato,Mexico. I like the design of of this image and the placement of the broom,mop and bucket in front of the wooden doors of this historic church.
Tags: illustrations by John Dyess, New York City, theater marquee, Times Square, travel-illustration, Young Frankenstein
I just finished this drawing today,which is based on a photograph I took while visiting New York City several years ago. This image along with other travel drawings can be viewed on my website studiodyess.com.
Tags: art,John_Dyess, portrait sketch, step by step of a portrait, tempera portrait
I continued working on the painting of Amy using photographs I took of her during the painting from life session.View my last post to see the progress I had made painting from life. Below or various stages of the painting while working from the photo reference.
Tags: color sketch, drawing of a woman, drawing-from-life, tempera-painting
This painting was painted from life at a painting session at Webster Groves Christian Church. I took several photos of the model and will continue working on this using the photos for reference. I used tempera and acrylic paint on canvas board. I painted over an existing painting with various acrylic colors.
Tags: "art by John Dyess", art, painting from life, tempera portrait, Webster-Groves-Christian-Church
Today I worked on a tempera painting that I had started of a model several months ago. The model posed at Webster Groves Christian Church where a painting group paints from a model twice a month. I used Tempera paint on a canvas which is 24″ wide x 30 ” high. I may do some additional work on this painting.