Posts Tagged ‘landscape’


“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.


Abstract art 15 by JoDye

Brown Pelican by John Dyess

detail of brown Pelican

This painting of a Brown Pelican is almost finished. I will put it away for a few days then fine tune it. The size is 11.5″ wide by 18″ high and is pen and ink and water based paints on archival  bond paper.

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.

Illustration for Outdoor Life by John Dyess

Today I showed this illustration I created for Outdoor Life Magazine in 1997,to the illustration class I teach at Meramec Community College. I also showed them two other illustrations  I had created for from the same article which was called “This Happened to Us” ,which were true stories that happened to editors of Outdoor Life. This illustration was created using pencil and liquid acrylic paint. The size is 16″ high by 24″wide. The model for the fisherman is my friend Ken Dowd who is an excellent Illustrator. This was a good assignment except something went wrong with the color of the illustrations when they were printed in the magazine, for it seems it might have been a bad scan from my original artwork which I had mailed to the art director. It looked like the cyan plate was  weak. I was very disappointed when I saw my illustrations in the magazine. So it goes.