Posts Tagged ‘John Foster Dyess’

triangle shapes

Triangle shapes on a wall and ceiling.

Here are a few things I have observed in July of 2017 and since I haven’t posted many images in July, I decide to share a few of my observations.
I was visiting with my son and his sons, two of my eight  grandchildren, in Overland Park Kansas, in July and saw the above image projected on a wall and ceiling in his house. This may become a painting.

deer in yard July 2017

Deer in my backyard. Many animals visit our home, including rabbits,raccoons, squirrels deer,and birds.This deer was observed in July 2017.

squirrel July 2017

Many squirrels visit our house, especially our bird feeders. This squirrel was seen in July 2017.

 

 

Egyptian Necklace

This is an oil on canvas painting of my wife Carolyn,wearing a necklace,earrings and bracelet, given to her by a friend of her father. This necklace and bracelet was purchased in Egypt. The painting is titled “Egyptian Necklace”

Egyptian Necklace detail

This is a detail of my painting of Carolyn that shows my technique of applying a thin wash of oil paint thinned in turpentine and Liquin paint medium.

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This is a photo of  Liquin paint medium, a brush, a rag and a jar that contains purple oil paint mixed with Liquin and turpentine which I applied to a painting I am currently working on.  I applied the paint over the painting with the brush than wiped the surface with the rag leaving paint in the valleys of the canvas.

I used burnt umber for the mixture of Liquin ,turpentine and paint on my wife’s painting. When this wash dried I applied oil paint on the peaks of the canvas using a dry brush technique. The necklace,earring and bracelet  was painted last, using a well used bristle brush loaded with oil paint.

Egyptian

Photo reference for Egyptian Necklace.

Sylvester ( model ) 1983

This is my painting of Sylvester that was painted from photographs that I took during a painting session in 1983.

I projected the slide photograph on canvas and drew in pencil on canvas the projected image. When oil paint is applied the pencil drawing is completely covered. Below are photographs of another unfinished portrait using this technique.

oil on canvas step one drawing

Pencil drawing on canvas  that I  drew over the projected slide photograph . Then I used acrylic paint  with a brush to block in values and shapes. After this process is complete I begin to use oil paint over the pencil drawing and acrylic paint.This is as far as I got on this painting.

oil on canvas tecnique

detail from unfinished painting.The canvas size is 24″ wide x 30″ high. There is more to the drawing then I have shown.

Delanie Painting1-10

This is a portrait of my grand-daughter Delanie that began by drawing a projected image of a photograph that I took of her. The  hair was painted with a sable brush that had about four strands of hair on it. This is an oil on canvas painting from the early 2000’s.

Delanie 1

This is one of the many photographs that I took of Delanie, but is not the photograph that I used for the painting.

canvas texture001

When I begin a painting on canvas I apply oil paint that has been thinned with turpentine to fill in the valleys of the canvas and then I begin adding oil  paint on the peaks of the canvas using a dry brush application.

Sylvester 1977

Portrait,in oil, of Sylvester a native American model,painted from life.

I painted this portrait ,from life, in 1977. This was one of the first painting sessions that I joined  a group of St.Louis illustrators and was the beginning of many years of painting from a model with this group of friends. I sold this painting to another artist, while I was employed at Maritz Motivation Company. It had hung along with other of my illustrations in the company art gallery.
Several years later this same model posed, and I took reference photos of him posing.
scanI used this photo as reference for an oil painting. I will describe the painting process of this painting on my next blog.

Fritz

Oil on canvas painting of a model named FritzFritz

Painting from a model is relaxing and fun for me. On this blog post I have including paintings of models in various stages of my process. The painting of Fritz is an example of the final stage. I focus on seeing shapes not a nose or ear or mouth.

portrait 4

This is the first step of my process. I block in broad simple shapes

portrait 6

This is another example of the first stage.

portrait 2

This is an example of oil paint on cardboard.

portrait 3

Oil paint on cardboard.

detail

Egyptian Necklace

I will be discussing various techniques that I use to create oil on canvas portrait paintings in future blog posts. I will be describing various techniques used to paint the portraits on this blog post.

Delanie Painting1-10

Delanie portrait

Ed Bright

Ed Bright

Fritz

Fritz

Brady

Brady

Friends Stan and Red

Friends Stan and Red

Sylvester-Native American

Syvester-Native American

Journey 2

This is a recent image that I have created for my Inner Space series of digital and traditional paintings that relate to themes of space,time,and inner thoughts. I will continue to work on this image until there is nothing to add and additional work will take away from the image

Alternative Universe 2

Yesterday I started and finished this image ,which I have titled “Alternative Universe”. It is part of a body of art, I call “Inner Space”, that I have been creating for about two years. This image represents energy and movement. A new universe forming.

three-thirty

This is a recent addition to my series “Black Shapes and Textures”, which consist of digital and traditional paintings.
I took a digital photograph of a wall clock and placed it in the software Photoshop,and using the Threshold filter converted it to a black image. I placed this black image of the wall clock over a digital photograph that I took of a painters drop cloth which had paint splatters on it. Using a Photoshop brush I added color to the clock numbers.
More paintings from my series Black Shapes and Textures, can be viewed on my website studiodyess.com

Magnolia final painting

This is my final work on the painting of model Magnolia Strange.You can view the beginning stages of this painting in my previous two blog posts.

Magnolia final painting detail

detail of the painting of Magnolia Strange.