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Day's-End

“Day’s End” painting by John Foster Dyess

This oil on canvas print painting is from a photograph I took about eight years ago.It is 17″ wide by 11″ high.This painting is one of a series of paintings of Missouri roads and highways.
This painting is about observing and recording a moment in time that will be constantly changing. Automobiles will change, businesses will change,and at the end of a day the Sun will set,  as long as we still have a planet.

Day's-End-detail

Day’s end detail

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Going-Home

“Going Home” Painting by John Foster Dyess

This oil on canvas print is from a photograph I took about eight years ago.It is 17″ wide by 11″ high.This painting is one of a series of paintings of Missouri roads and highways.

Young Man on a Motorcycle 15"high by 18" wide by John Dyess

A friend asked, after viewing yesterdays post”Young Man On A MotorCycle”, if I would show the other versions of this digital painting,so I am posting two additional versions. The above is created traditionally using pen and ink on paper and is 15″ high by 18″ wide. This took a more time than the digital painting.

Young Man on a Motorcycle 10.25 inches high by 12.25 wide.

This version is smaller than the above painting and has more texture. It is 10.25 high  by 12.25 wide. These two renditions show the young man driving away down the highway. I took many photos, of the model and his motorcycle,  from different angles and selected this pose because I liked the shapes in the motorcycle seen from this viewpoint .

When I am creating art for myself and not a client I experiment with new techniques and new ways of seeing. I may do multiple versions of the same theme.

 

Destination unknown by John Dyess

I had this idea for an image, while teaching at Jefferson College, of having my student Garrett sitting on his motorcycle on an  unfinished highway near the college. I liked the idea of a young man sitting on a deserted highway ready to turn and speed down the highway. I have created about five  versions of this image ,both traditionally and digitally based on a digital photo I took. I just haven’t been satisfied with any of the renditions. So it goes sometimes.

For Rent

An empty filling station seen along Missouri Highway 70. This one for rent.