Archive for the ‘Experimental images by John Foster Dyess’ Category

Ghost Story

This is a new image that I created last week, as usual I don’t know how I got to to this last stage. I should document each step, but I didn’t on this image.I saw a face in the upper third of the image, which seemed ghost like.

Any War

Scene of German soldiers during World War One.

My digital illustration “Any War” is based on a photograph that I took of my television screen , of the World War One movie “All Quiet on the Western Front”.I added texture and color and the flash of light that represents an explosion. This could be a scene from any war if the  the uniforms were changed.  This illustration is from a body of my work that I call “From the TV”.

 

on the TV 24 x 24

oil over 24″ x24″ digital canvas print .

This collage began with a photograph of the head of a female mannequin that I bought many years ago to use as photo reference for an illustration. The background was created using paint over  paper torn  from a newspaper.

blue and black and light

“Visible light is electromagnetic radiation whose wavelength falls within the range to which the human retina responds, i.e., between about 390 nm (violetlight) and 740 nm (red). White light consists of a roughly equal mixture of all visible wavelengths, which can be separated to yield the colors of the spectrum, as was first demonstrated conclusively by Newton. In the 20th century it has become apparent that light consists of energy quanta called photons that behave partly like waves and partly like particles. The velocity of light in a vacuum is 299,792 km per second.”

This is a photograph of light on the corner of two interior walls of my home. I have enhanced the color in Photoshop. This photograph is from my photography portfolio of  light and shadow.
John Dyess

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.

Paint cloth

I see this paint rag 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.

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.

DCF 1.0

I placed a yellow newspaper wrapper on a small blue table that was used by my daughter when she was a child. The green shape is a chair that she sat on when she created art on the blue table.The dark stripe shapes are blind shadows. This photograph was taken during the 1980’s.

Doing My career as an illustrator I had to create many happy scenes for advertising, so in my personal work I like to paint darker textured images.