Intersection – painting by John Dyess

Posted: October 3, 2011 in abstract art, Paintings by John Dyess


This painting is 24″ wide by 34″ high and is painted with enamel paint and deck stain on cotton muslin. It was painted with a small flat tipped screwdriver.

  1. Jim Trotter says:

    jackson pollick jim trotter

    • johndyess says:

      I like the last sentence of your first comment,yes there is some of Pollock in this piece,but as you said the defining cross members is the difference . Also I think the stained muslin takes it to a different place. I use pastels to create portraits ,that doesn’t mean my drawings are like Degas.
      The cross members are string that I painted with enamel paint than glued to the surface. What I like to do in my current work is to start the journey without knowing the destination. Thanks again for your comments.

    • johndyess says:

      Look at Glenn Meyers comment about this work and my response. Jackson Pollock,yes and no.

  2. Glenn Myers says:

    Hmmmmmmmmm . . . were you dreaming of Jackson Pollock or maybe trying to define the Rams current game plans as in the opponent teams running down the middle of the field unopposed (white markings) and the Rams getting bloodied everywhere else on the field? Just kidding, but WOW this is a different side of you! I like it , for whatever that’s worth. Really with Pollock everything was at chance, but with the defining cross members your brand of kinetic or frenetic art actually goes someplace that can be somewhat ascertained and that is both fun and a worthwhile trip.

  3. Glenn Myers says:

    Oops. I just saw Jim’s comments. Pollock it is.

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