Posts Tagged ‘love’

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art of Martin Luther King that I created for a gallery show on Civil Rights at Webster Groves Christian Church

today I saw a documentary about the Selma to Montgomery march for voters rights during Christian education at Webster Groves Christian Church.

The Selma to Montgomery march was part of a series of civil-rights protests that occurred in 1965 in Alabama, a Southern state with deeply entrenched racist policies. In March of that year, in an effort to register black voters in the South, protesters marching the 54-mile route from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery were confronted with deadly violence from local authorities and white vigilante groups. As the world watched, the protesters—under the protection of federalized National Guard troops—finally achieved their goal, walking around the clock for three days to reach Montgomery. The historic march, and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s participation in it, raised awareness of the difficulties faced by black voters, and the need for a national Voting Rights Act.
history.com

today I saw my friend Denise welcome a young woman visiting our church who was from the country of Columbia, by speaking to her in Spanish.Today I saw an eight year old girl from our church welcome this woman’s daughter and sat with her during the church service.

today I  saw this on the back of our worship bulletin,
“Webster Groves Christian Church is diverse in age, race, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, biblical interpretation, and political persuasion. We celebrate and honor the diversity of God’s creation and pray to be the body of Christ by striving to love as God loves.”
http://www.wgcc.org

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Cosmic Love

Cosmic Love painting by John Dyess

Reproductions of my painting “Cosmic Love” on tee shirts, framed prints, wall art, pillows ,greeting cards, phone cases, apparel and coffee mugs can be purchased on johndyessart.com

http://johndyessart.com/index.html?tab=images

 

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Happy birthday to my wife Carolyn Dixon Dyess!!

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Carolyn ,her mother Carol and her brother Danny.

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Carolyn holding our daughter Audrey in 1981.

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Carolyn and myself in 1978. I’m a very lucky person! Love John

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“Light over Darkness” by john Foster Dyess

“I have come as a light to shine in a dark world”

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This oil on canvas print ,created by John Foster Dyess, is from a series of paintings in my collection called “Inner Space”.

Reproductions of Cosmic Love can be purchased at johndyessart.com

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detail from Cosmic Love painting

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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

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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.

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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

 

 

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“Cosmic Love” is a valentine I made today for my wife Carolyn. John Dyess

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Valentine’s card made by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

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The inside of Valentines card made by Carolyn Dixon Dyess.

 

My wife Carolyn suggested that for this Valentine’s day we recycle, saved, bought, valentine cards by cutting them up and making our own collage cards.Carolyn’s card was made of a few elements of bought cards and torn paper.

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Valentine card made by John Dyess for Carolyn Dixon Dyess.

Happy Valentine’s day my Wonderful Wife. Love John

Happy Birthday Carolyn!

Posted: February 8, 2016 in art,John_Dyess
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Today is the birthday of my wife Carolyn Dixon Dyess. Happy birthday Carolyn!
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