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

This is a photograph of a green paint shape on my porcelain paint palette. I like the shape and texture of this green paint on my palette. I will make a color print from this digital photograph. I think there are many visual images around me to choose from to use as a photograph or painting.
John Foster Dyess

light and shadow on a bedroom wall

light and shadow shapes on my bedroom wall

I enhanced my photograph of light and shadow on my bedroom wall, in Photoshop, by increasing the contrast and changing the colors.

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photograph of bathtub shapes

This photo of bathtub shapes is in my folder of  “things seen around my house”. I see  something ominous  in this photo. John Foster Dyess
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dining room table

My photograph of our dining room table top with shadows.

see – be or become aware of something from observation or from a written or other visual source.
This is another photograph that I took of every day common objects that if seen in a new or different way can become visually interesting.
I adjusted the contrast of this photo to to emphasize the grain of the wood.
thanks for stopping  by to look at what I see around my house during the 2020 Covid 19 
Pandemic. Comments are always welcome.
Stay well!
John Foster Dyess


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

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.

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.