Posts Tagged ‘nature’

End of a Season

End of a Season by John Dyess

My mixed media painting “End of a Season” was in my one man show “to Everything there is a Season” which was in the Gallery Within – Webster Groves Christian Church. The opening was on May 20, 2018 and ran through July 8, 2018. My daughter Christy purchased this painting ,which is hanging in her home. There were 77 paintings and drawings hanging in this show and this was one of the paintings she purchased. For her it had value.
This painting is based on several photographs  that I took. I found a dead bird in the backyard of a home I lived in about 10 years ago. For me this dead bird still had value as a subject matter and metaphor for  life ,death, and change. The time of year was Fall and there were fallen leaves on the ground. I placed the bird on a yard  glove and laid the glove on the ground on top of mushrooms and leaves, and took a photograph. I placed the photograph in Photoshop and added texture to the photo. I printed a black and white print of the digital image, on bond paper and  mounted the print on illustration board. I hand painted it with liquid acrylic paint.

Prints of my paintings and drawings can be purchased at johndyessart.com

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Turkey in the Woods

This is a mixed medium painting that I created of a wild turkey in the woods. Prints of this painting can be purchased at johndyessart.com

Largemouth Bass

My hand colored electrostatic transfer prints of fish will be for sale during the OAGallery Third Annual MANymini Small Works show which opens November Third,6-9 p.m. This drawing of a Largemouth Bass  is one of five fish drawings that will be for sale. They are framed with a white mat and brown wood frame. OA Gallery is located at 101A W. Argonne Dr. Kirkwood MO 63122 It is directly across the street from the train station.

Prints of these fish drawings  can be purchased on johndyessart.com

Leaping TROUT

Smallmouth BassNorthern Pike

smallmouth Bass in oval mat

Forest Vines

Forest Vines drawing

My drawing of forest vines is based on a photograph I took on the property of my wife Carolyn’s cousin in North Carolina.  Yes it took a long time. Lots of shapes to draw with lots of ink dots.

Forest Vines detail

detail of forest vines drawing

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.

Old tree

“Old Tree” is a black pen and ink drawing with color liquid acrylic added. It is based on a photograph I took of a fallen tree,which is on the property of my wife’s cousin Russ and his wife Stacy.They live in Burnsville, North Carolina,which is near Asheville, N.C. . While there we  visited about eight studios which were part of the 2017 Toe River Studio Tour. This drawing is the first drawing based on photographs I took , which will be part of a body of work I call “A walk in the woods”.This drawing is on bond paper and is 16.5″ wide x 8.5″ high.

Old tree detail

Detail from “Old Tree” drawing

 

wasp-nest

“wasp nest 1” photo by John Foster Dyess

wasp-nest-2

“wasp nest 2” by John Foster Dyess

See: “To perceive with the eyes; gain knowledge or awareness by means of one’s vision.”

shell-on-wood-deck

“A shell on a wood deck” a photograph by John Foster Dyess

 

bark

“Bark” a photo scan by John Foster Dyess

snake-skin

“Snake skin” a photo scan by John Foster Dyess

See: “To perceive with the eyes; gain knowledge or awareness by means of one’s vision.”

weed-and-insect

weed and insect photo scan by John Foster Dyess

See: “To perceive with the eyes; gain knowledge or awareness by means of one’s vision.”

Great Blue Heron by John Foster Dyess

Great Blue Heron by John Foster Dyess

I created this mixed media painting of a Great Blue Heron several weeks ago and will be selling it at the Queeny Art Fair which is August 30,31 and September 1. The size is 12″ wide by 18″ high.