Posts Tagged ‘contemporary-art’

Cosmic Love painting 5217

This oil on canvas print ,created by John Foster Dyess, is from a series of paintings in my collection called “Inner Space”.

Reproductions of Cosmic Love can be purchased at johndyessart.com

detail Cosmic Love

detail from Cosmic Love painting

fireflies

“FireFlies” by John Foster Dyess

This is a digital painting that is one of a series called Inner Space ,that represents my subconscious vision of life,space and time.

inner-space-1

Inner Space 1 by John Foster Dyess

After decades of creating illustrations and paintings that have represented what I see outside my body through my eyes; I have been creating a new series of digital paintings that I have titled Inner Space.This series represents nothing that I see through my eyes.
I have enjoyed creating this series.

Times-Square-New-York-City

Mixed media painting of Times Square by John Dyess

This painting of Times Square is one of eleven of my paintings and drawings of New York City that will be  in the Shared Space gallery show .

My wife Carolyn and I are having a joint show on Thursday March 31 at “The Gallery of Contemporary Art at St.Louis Community College -Wildwood. Below is the statement about our show.

Husband and wife artists, John and Carolyn Dyess share their home studio but do a variety of types of work and creative projects.
John is a traditional illustrator by career but does personal work in painting, photography, collage and digital media.
This show features his photography taken in New York City, digitally manipulated and abstracted, printed on large stretched canvas and then painted.

Carolyn is graphic designer, with a background in print design, but has been working in fiber and fabric over the last few years. Creating what she calls, “fabric arrangements or ‘fabrications’ ”. Some pieces are along the lines of small art quilts, some have dimensional, stuffed, trapunto- like areas, and some are stuffed and wired shapes arranged in a container or wall sconce.

sculpture or painting? by JoDye

sculpture or painting? by JoDye

So,I kept this pressed paper thing that came with, I think, a bathroom faucet,I don’t remember ,but I liked the shapes and put it with other  stuff I thought was visually interesting. I decided last week to paint it with enamel paint and a screwdriver with my Jackson Pollock inspired drip painting. First with white,then black,then violet, then yellow and then with an old round brush the red daubs.I set it aside for a day and thought about what else I could add.I decided to add string I painted, I used  this technique on another painting,and with a needle I wove a yellow string through the paper thing then wove red string through the paper thing. I then painted the string with black spots and red spots and yellow spots. I can’t decide whether this is sculpture or painting,or just found art.

side view of paper thing

side view of paper thing

another view of paper thing

another view of paper thing

 

A chair in sunlight by JoDye

A chair in sunlight by JoDye

This image was created by my alter ego JoDye and is based on the black and white photo which was on my most recent post.
John Foster Dyess

Inner Space 11a by JoDye

Inner Space 11a by JoDye

This image began with a photograph of my butcher’s tray , a porcelain palette on which I use to mix water based paint.I placed the digital photograph in photoshop and than began to enhance it with various filters. I will enhance this image for several more days and post the daily changes.I began signing my abstract images with JoDye several months ago.

Inner Space 11a detail

Inner Space 11a detail

Table service by JoDye

green plastic chair by JoDye

I’ve been thinking I should create a new blog called “Outside the Box”,which would feature the work of my alter ego JoDye. The work of JoDye is experimental and not created to fit a certain market. Just a thought. This art is based on a photo of a plastic chair sitting on a deck.

Stairway to Abstraction

My mixed medium painting “Stairway to Abstraction” was selected to be shown at Art St. Louis in a show titled “Art St.Louis XXVIII,The Exhibition” and will be shown from October 29-December 27,2012. The opening reception will be held Saturday,November 10,2012 with a free Jurors Gallery Talk by Richard V. West from 6-7 p.m. followed by a free reception from 7-9 p.m. Art St.Louis is located at 555 Washington Ave. Ste 150 St.Louis MO 63101-1249   Hope to see you there .For directions and hours go to http://www.artstlouis.org/