Posts Tagged ‘art’

Magnolia Strange painting May 19

painting of Magnolia Strange from a photograph May 19

This is step three of the painting of  model Magnolia Strange ,working from a photograph that I took of her. I will continue to work on this painting and share the results. This is a continuation of my blog post on May 17,2017

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Step one painting from photo of Magnolia Strange. May 18,2017

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step two of painting from a photo of Magnolia Strange

Magnolia Strange painting step one

This is the beginning stage of a portrait study of the model Magnolia Strange that I did during a painting from a model session at Webster Groves Christian Church. I used Palmer Prism Tempera paint on a 16″ wide by 20″ high stretched canvas.This stage of the portrait study took about one hour an forty five minutes of time. I will continue working on this painting using photo reference I took of the model.

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Detail of the painting of Magnolia Strange.

Photo of Model Magnolia Strange

Photo of Magnolia Strange

inner space 18 final

This image is the next step continuing my process of creating a digital painting for my series Inner Space. This is a continuation of my blog post of May 8.The following images are the photoshop layers of the above image.

 

 

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layer 1

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layer 1

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detail from digital painting

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Palette photo

this is a photograph of my “butcher tray” palette with the remains of black ink and mixed watercolor.

detail of palette paint

This is an enhanced digital image of a detail of my palette photograph. I have rearranged the paint on the palette.

palette detail inverted

I inverted the color of the previous image.

DCF 1.0

this is a color enhanced photograph that I took of a light refraction. I added this to the previous image.

inner space 18 digital painting May 7,2017 copy

This is the combined layers which I have begun to paint over with a photoshop brush.

My next blog post will be a continuation of my progress on this digital painting, which will be added to my “Inner Space” series. The current title is “Inner Space 18”. I will choose a new name when I am finished with this painting.

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painting  from life of a model with tattoos on her arm by John Foster Dyess

This is a tempera painting on canvas 16″wide by 20″ high.

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detail of painting

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oil on canvas print painting by John Foster Dyess

The questions are:? What is an abstract painting? What is a realistic painting?
This image started out as combination of photographs I took of several objects and scans of textures I created that I combined in layers using Photoshop. I began to see various forms in my Photoshop creation and began to enhance these forms using a Photoshop brush. After I had completed my digital image I had it printed on canvas ,and using oil paint  I glazed over the print. I have created shapes and forms like I would if I were painting an object or landscape. The difference is this landscape exist in my brain.
This is from a series of paintings I call Inner space.

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Detail 1 of Inner Space 7

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detail 2 Inner Space 7

pirates

Illustration of pirates by John Foster Dyess,1970.s

I created this illustration while employed as an artist at Maritz Motivation Company. I don’t remember the name of the client. I believe this illustration was created in 1976,or 1977. I had several Maritz artist pose as pirates. The illustration  is  pen and ink and water based paint. The map was printed on a black and white copy machine , hand colored and glued on the illustration.  The pirate chest and money were copied on a color copy machine  from a book, cut out and glued on the illustration. Copy machines in the 1970’s and 1980’s ,for me, were a great tool. Now I would work traditionally on part of the illustration and then add the map, money and chest on a layer in Photoshop.

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map detail from pirate illustration

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pirate chest and coins detail from pirate illustration.

 

London

travel illustration  by John Foster Dyess 1974

For the next few days I’m going to be posting illustrations I created before I began using a computer. Most of these illustrations were created while I was employed as an illustrator at Maritz Motivation Company. I will be talking about techniques I used that were the latest  technology in the 1970’s .
I purchased my first personal computer, a MAC Quadra 650, in April 27, 94. The total cost of the computer, software, printer and cables was $5,975. I think the monitor screen was about 10″.

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Macintosh Quadra 650 was introduced in February 1993.

 

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detail 1 of London Illustration.

I wanted to combine a painting of musicians with a photograph. I painted on a photograph. This was before photoshop which speeds up the process when combining illustrations and photographs.

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detail 2 from London illustration

This detail is an example of a technique I used in the 1970’s. I think this was a 3M product. I found images of English history in books and made high contrast black photostats. I sent the photostats to a service bureau  which took the black and white images and using a photo process placed an emulsion of the black and white images on a sheet of clear acetate. This emulsion could be colored with ink. I laid the hand colored acetate over my illustration. My illustration was photographed with the acetate over it by a offset print company. This was used as a poster and on the cover of a direct mail brochure that was  sent to participants of a sales incentive program, for a company called British Leyland

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self portrait on tree bark with triangle shapes

Sometimes I just create images from bits and pieces of things I collect and save,like tree bark.

 

photograph of Jim Frederick

Gallery Within

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Paintings by Jim Frederick

Please join us for the exhibit of Jim’s paintings at Webster Groves Christian Church on Friday March 31,2017 from 5:00pm until 7pm.All are welcome to attend.
Webster Groves Christian Church 1320 W. Lockwood Blvd.,St.Louis ,MO 63122