Posts Tagged ‘life’

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Tempera painting of a model by John Foster Dyess

This  painting from a model was painted at Webster Groves Christian Church along with six other artists. I painted the model from life during four 20 minute sessions. and finished it in my home working from a photograph I took of the model. I used Palmer Prism Tempera paint on mat board.The size of the painting is 21″ x 22.5″ .

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detail of painting

crown-of-light

“crown of light ” light photograph by John Foster Dyess

My photograph “crown of Light ” was taken with my first digital camera, about twelve years ago. The camera was a Minolta Dimage S414 and was 4 mega pixels.
Taking photographs with a digital camera gave me the freedom to record images I would  not have taken, because of the cost of developing prints from film. This also changed the way I looked at the visual world around me. This was one of the first photos I took of a caustic light.  I saw this image on the living room floor and it came from the brass frame around a fireplace door. After recording this image I began to observe and record light. Not the way light falls on objects,which I have painted many times but light as an object.
I think of these photographs as light poetry.
I have also called this photograph “crown of thorns”.
John Foster Dyess

cat-catcher

“cat catcher” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

zig-zag-shadows

“zig zag” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

sunlight-on-a-rug

“sunlight on a rug” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

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“across” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

hand-and-chair-shadows

hand and chair shadow photo by John Foster Dyess

My shadow photos were taken during the last eleven years and were taken inside two different homes that I have lived in. I enjoy looking at things to find art design and mystery.

plant-and-table-shadows

“Plant and table shadow” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

two-thirds

“Two thirds ” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

afternoon-dining-room-shadows

‘afternoon shadows” shadow photograph by John Foster Dyess

 

burr

“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.”

inner-space-14

Inner Space 14 by John Foster Dyess

This is a digital painting that is one of a series called Inner Space ,that represents my subconscious vision of life,space and time.

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Big Bang by John Foster Dyess

This is a digital painting that is one of a series called Inner Space ,that represents my subconscious vision of life,space and time.

help-us

“Help us” by John Foster Dyess

This is a digital painting that is one of a series called Inner Space ,that represents my subconscious vision of life,space and time.

inner-space-6

inner Space 6 by John Foster Dyess

This is a digital painting that is one of a series called Inner Space ,that represents my subconscious vision of life,space and time.

fireflies

“FireFlies” by John Foster Dyess

This is a digital painting that is one of a series called Inner Space ,that represents my subconscious vision of life,space and time.