Posts Tagged ‘design’

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Found art by John Foster Dyess

Friends gave me this drop cloth which they had used when spaying patio furniture with black paint. I thought this was an interesting design and I decided not to use it as a drop cloth on this side. I took a digital photograph of the design and aded color to it the photograph using the software Photoshop.

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I took a series of photographs several years ago of eye glasses and sun glasses with their shadow,taken from above.I’m sure this has been done by other photographers but it was new for me and not based on any photos I had seen before.

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I took a series of photographs several years ago of eye glasses and sun glasses with their shadow,taken from above.I’m sure this has been done by other photographers but it was new for me and not based on any photos I had seen before.
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chair-photo

shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

I will be describing the process of deconstructing a photograph that I took of chairs and shadows and reconstructing it as an abstract design.

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chairs and shadows cropped

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In photoshop I used the filter Threshold on the cropped photograph and then inverted

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I began to add color with a brush in photoshop

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more color added

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I added a a section of a wicker chair and a section of a clock from anther photograph that I had taken.

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I copied the image in the upper right hand corner,flipped it horizontally and vertically and place it in the lower left hand corner

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More color added in photoshop

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“Chair Shapes” by John Foster Dyess

This is the final reconstructed design of the photograph

special

collage art titled “special” by John Foster Dyess

This is another example of my collage,”copy machine art” titled “special” which is 8.5″ wide x 14.5″ high
My focus for this  design was circles and horizontal and vertical lines.

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This is the black and white copy machine copy of   the original collage design.

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I glued the copy onto mount board and at this stage had begun to paint using liquid acrylic paint.

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This is a photo of my drawing board , my butcher tray palette,acrylic paint and brushes,sitting on my work table.

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More paint has been added to the black and white copy. When the painting process was competed, I scanned the art and worked on the digital file in Photoshop.

cat-catcher

“cat catcher” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

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“zig zag” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

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“sunlight on a rug” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

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“across” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

hand-and-chair-shadows

hand and chair shadow photo by John Foster Dyess

My shadow photos were taken during the last eleven years and were taken inside two different homes that I have lived in. I enjoy looking at things to find art design and mystery.

plant-and-table-shadows

“Plant and table shadow” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

two-thirds

“Two thirds ” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

afternoon-dining-room-shadows

‘afternoon shadows” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

 

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Inner Space 14 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.

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“Help us” 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.

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.