Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Harvest Home

I’ve posted two illustrations that I did in the 1990’s for a magazine titled Mature Living, published by LifeWay Press. This illustration was for a story titled “Harvest Home” and was about a father and daughter in America during the late 1800’s. The story had a Thanksgiving theme . I hired models and rented costumes for this oil on canvas painting.

Buschels of Love

This is another illustration for Mature Living magazine that was painted in the 1990’s. This illustration was for a story titled “Bushels of Love”, which was about a father and daughter planting a Victory Garden during World War Two. The daughters husband was a soldier that was overseas.Models were hired and costumes rented to be used for photo reference for this painting. Painting was oil on canvas. To me this painting also has a Thanksgiving theme.

John Dyess

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“vegetable salad” photograph by John Foster Dyess

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“vegetable salad 2” photograph by John Foster Dyess

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“vegetable salad” 3 photograph by John Foster Dyess

These are three photographs of a still life of vegetables, placed in a cardboard box with a light shining through a hole cut in one side of the box. These photographs are from my series titled “In a Box”

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“Burr” photograph by John Foster Dyess

two-mushrooms

“two mushrooms ” photograph by John Foster Dyess

See: “To perceive with the eyes; gain knowledge or awareness by means of one’s vision.”

sketch from the roof of our rental home by Carolyn dyess

sketch from the roof of our rental home by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

My wife carolyn also brought a sketchbook to Guanajuato,and drew buildings and food.

another building sketch by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

another building sketch by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

Food ketch by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

Food sketch by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

Our group of 9 people ate at an Italian restaurant, which was located near Guanajuato.Every  Monday there was reduced price on the menu. Carolyn sketched some of the food that we were served. We all shared each order of food.

restaurant food sketch by Carolyn

restaurant food sketch by Carolyn

food sketch by Carolyn

food sketch by Carolyn

The food was excellent !

Kitchen Shapes

Photography has been a large part of my journal of seeing. I will be posting a series of photographs I have taken of everyday objects.