Posts Tagged ‘life’

inner space 21b

This is another 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.

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End of a Season

“End of a Season” by John Foster Dyess

This image, that I created in 2000, is based on several photographs that I took in the fall of 2000, of leaves,mushrooms, a work glove and a dead bird that I found. I have been recently creating images  of life cycle: death, birth,renewal and metamorphose ( “change or cause to change completely on form or nature”) Although this image was not based on a photo that I took on my recent trip to North Carolina, it fits into my new body of images titled “A walk in the woods”.
This is a mixed media painting which includes digital and pen and ink on paper. The size is 12.5″ wide by 9″ high.

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.

inner space 18 final

This image is the next step continuing my process of creating a digital painting for my series Inner Space. This is a continuation of my blog post of May 8.The following images are the photoshop layers of the above image.

 

 

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detail from digital painting

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Palette photo

this is a photograph of my “butcher tray” palette with the remains of black ink and mixed watercolor.

detail of palette paint

This is an enhanced digital image of a detail of my palette photograph. I have rearranged the paint on the palette.

palette detail inverted

I inverted the color of the previous image.

DCF 1.0

this is a color enhanced photograph that I took of a light refraction. I added this to the previous image.

inner space 18 digital painting May 7,2017 copy

This is the combined layers which I have begun to paint over with a photoshop brush.

My next blog post will be a continuation of my progress on this digital painting, which will be added to my “Inner Space” series. The current title is “Inner Space 18”. I will choose a new name when I am finished with this painting.

Violet-417

painting  from life of a model with tattoos on her arm by John Foster Dyess

This is a tempera painting on canvas 16″wide by 20″ high.

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detail of painting

Inner-Space-7-Painting

oil on canvas print painting by John Foster Dyess

The questions are:? What is an abstract painting? What is a realistic painting?
This image started out as combination of photographs I took of several objects and scans of textures I created that I combined in layers using Photoshop. I began to see various forms in my Photoshop creation and began to enhance these forms using a Photoshop brush. After I had completed my digital image I had it printed on canvas ,and using oil paint  I glazed over the print. I have created shapes and forms like I would if I were painting an object or landscape. The difference is this landscape exist in my brain.
This is from a series of paintings I call Inner space.

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Detail 1 of Inner Space 7

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detail 2 Inner Space 7

girlinplaiddress

Audrey wearing a plaid dress ,sitting in a rocking chair.

Today is the birthday of my daughter Audrey and in this blog post I’m sharing some of the paintings and drawings that she posed for me. This is one of the first of my paintings of Audrey . Oil on canvas, 16″ wide x 20″ high

Audrey-in-flower-dress

Drawing of Audrey wearing a flower dress by John Foster Dyess

I have saved this dress that Audrey is wearing. Someday she will get this painting and dress. Black pen and ink drawing on vellum. Colored applied is liquid acrylic paint. 17″ wide x 26″ high This is one of my favorite drawings.

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Audrey wearing a pink dress sitting in a rocking chair.

I would create a design challenge when  painting Audrey. I wanted to focus on the figure of Audrey emerging from darkness and to use the shadow shapes  as an important design element in this painting . Audrey was posing under a sky light for the photo reference I took. All of these paintings were based on photos I took. I have kept this dress also. Oil on canvas 21″ wide x 27″ high.

Audrey-in-her-wedding-dress

Audrey wearing her wedding dress at Webster Groves Christian Church. Oil painting by John Foster Dyess

I had Audrey pose for me after her wedding . I suggested to the wedding photographer that he take a similar photo in this church location. The concept of this painting was the light from above creating shapes on her wedding dress and like the previous painting the design created by light and dark.  Oil on canvas 16″ wide x 18″ high.
Happy birthday Audrey and for your patience posing for many illustrations.
Love Dad

 

Inner-Space-2-painting

“the Creation” oil painting by John Foster Dyess

This is an oil painting on canvas print of a digital image called inner space 2 that I posted on January 31,2017. It is the second of my inner space oil painting series that focuses on my inner vision of time, space and the creative process. This painting is 16″ x 16″.  The digital image began as a photograph of my paint palette. I began to enhance images that I saw in this photo, like I was looking at Rorschach test.

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detail one of “the Creation”

I saw organic shapes in my palette photo.

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detail 2 from “the Creation”

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detail 3 from “the Creation”

I began to see red eye creatures