Archive for the ‘visual art’ 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

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.

reflection of a glass on a kitchen counter

I took this photo of a glass on our kitchen counter today July 21,2019. It will be placed in a portfolio called Photography- reflections ,refractions and shadows in my website

“In optics, a caustic or caustic network is the envelope of light rays reflected or refracted by a curved surface or object, or the projection of that envelope of rays on another surface. The caustic is a curve or surface to which each of the light rays is tangent, defining a boundary of an envelope of rays as a curve of concentrated light. A common situation where caustics are visible is when light shines on a drinking glass. The glass casts a shadow, but also produces a curved region of bright light.”
I’ve been taking photographs of light, shadow and caustic optics for many years.

DCF 1.0

Several years ago I was watching a U 2 concert on television and took photos of the screen.Here a a few of these photos. I find the blurred images very interesting. I painted some areas using a Photoshop brush.

DCF 1.0

DCF 1.0


Night Chimpanzees by Richard Bernal

This is the first of a series of illustrations I will be posting of the illustrations of Richard Bernal who is a nationally recognized illustrator of children’s books. This is from a book written and illustrated by Richard titled ‘Night Zoo, which was published in 1989 by Contemporary Books,Inc.

signature and drawing by Richard Bernal

Carolyn and I bought this book for our daughter Audrey in Feb.1990 and Richard drew a picture and signed this copy.


"A Touch of Frost" digital art by Herb Rose

"Amber Glow" digital art by Herb Rose"

“Family Portrait” digital art by Herb Rose

"Spreading New Generations" digital art by Herb Rose"

This is a continuation of the previous post of May 7 which features the digital art of Herb Rose. Herb will be showing ten of his digital images in a show titled “Beauty in the Box” at Webster Groves Christian Church from May 8,2011 -June 30 2011. Call the church at 314 961 3232 for more information about hours of viewing. More of Herb’s work can be viewed at 

I thought this image would be appropriate to follow my Good Friday post. I captured this reflection with my first digital camera about seven years ago. The only enhancement to the photo was to increase the contrast. This was a reflection of light bouncing off the brass doors of our fireplace that appeared on our living room floor.

Reflection  1.the throwing back by a body or surface of light- 2. serious thought or consideration

Carolyn's traditional tools

John's work table

My hope is high schools,because of financial concerns, will not eliminate visual art classes. Visual art is everywhere we look. The clothes we wear ,the car we drive,the video games we play,the movies we watch, the magazines we read,the furniture we set in, the house we live in,the containers our food comes in, the type fonts on computers ,the face on our clock, the menu you read,the glasses you wear,the brochures and signs of politicians running for public office, etc,etc, were all touched by visual artists. Art is not just about painters painting still life or portraits,making pretty pictures, it is about architects,graphic designers,industrial designers,TV and movie set designers,animators,photographers and teachers. It is about communication. Creating art has been my career and my passion. I thank all my teachers that helped me realize this dream.