Posts Tagged ‘oil Painting’

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“In the Beginning” oil painting by John Foster Dyess

The following is the step by step process I took to create this painting.

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This is a digital photograph of my “butcher tray” palette with liquid acrylic paint on it.

I have used this type of palette for decades because it is easily cleaned by
washing with soap and water.This is a similar photo to the palette photo that became the basis for my painting.I placed the photo in a folder on my computer and began to look at this “found” image for a short time. I began to see a universe of planets and space. I used photoshop to create this digital painting. I began to visualize my version of the creation of the universe. My concept was to show planets colliding and changing. I have worked on this digital file off and on for several years. I have tried to express my thoughts that creating is not easy and there can be many collisions of ideas.

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This is the original proportions of this digital painting. I decided to crop the file into a more square format.

I made a canvas print of my digital file and applied oil paint over it to give a hand made look.The final canvas painting is 12″wide x 13.25 ” high

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detail 1 of painting

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“bp FOOD” painting by John Foster Dyess

This oil on canvas print painting 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.
This painting is about observing and recording a moment in time that will be constantly changing. Automobiles will change, businesses will change,and people in automobiles and trucks will need gasoline and food.
Where were the cars and trucks on the right side of the painting going?
bp-FOOD detail

Day's-End

“Day’s End” painting by John Foster Dyess

This oil on canvas print painting 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.
This painting is about observing and recording a moment in time that will be constantly changing. Automobiles will change, businesses will change,and at the end of a day the Sun will set,  as long as we still have a planet.

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Day’s end detail

Going-Home

“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.

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oil-painting-of-model-with-ear-rings-1980s

This painting from life was painted in 1989.It was painted in oil on canvas.It is 16″wide x 19.5″ high. I am selling this painting for $80.00, plus shipping. Contact me at john@studiodyess.com

 

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detail of oil painting of model with ear rings

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Yesterday,I showed my illustrations students, paintings from life ,that I have created while attending painting groups, in the St.Louis region. I teach these students at St.Louis Community College at Meramec.I will share these paintings ,that I showed my students yesterday and paintings I show them in the future. This painting is oil on Plyex canvas board and is 13.5″x13.5″ These paintings are for sale.  This one is $300.00 plus shipping cost.        John Dyess

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This is a detail of the painting.

 

 

 

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Painting titled Welcome to Our Neighborhood by John Dyess

This is one of a series of paintings that are based on photographs I took while visiting New York City in 2008 and 2010. The photograph reference for this painting was one of a series taken in 2008 while walking in Times Square with my wife and a friend. I have added a texture layer to the photo. I created the texture traditionally by painting on a piece of canvas. I scanned the texture background and placed it on a separate layer with the photograph.
I had the digital file printed on canvas wrap and then painted over it with oil paint.

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detail of painting

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detail of painting

 

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reference photos of my grand daughter Sophia

reference photos of my grand daughter Sophia

I recently finished an oil painting of my grand daughter Sophia and I will be doing posts of my step by step process of the creation of this painting. The first step was to take photos of Sophia, to use as reference for the painting. Above are four of the many photos I took of Sophia on May eighth 2012. I started two paintings but finished one,which was based on the upper left hand photo. The second, unfinished, painting is based  on the lower right hand photo. I have now painted a portrait of seven of my grandchildren. I’m waiting for Dominic ,grandchild number eight to get a few years older. Step two will be posted soon.

Painting of Stan Musial hitting five home runs in a double header by John Dyess

Painting of Stan Musial hitting five home runs in a double header by John Dyess

This painting of Stan Musial hitting five home runs in a doubleheader on May 2,1954 was displayed in the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in the Stan Musial display. This painting was on loan from May of 1994 until Busch stadium was torn down.A print of this painting was displayed in the Missouri Historical Society in a segment on Sportsman Park. The idea for this painting came after a business friend contacted Dick Zitzmann,vice president of Stan the Man Inc., to arrange a meeting with Stan Musial about creating artwork and a catalog for Stan’s signed memorabilia. Stan at this time, which was during the early 1990’s was using single sheets printed on a copy machine to sell his  signed baseball objects.

Dick Zitzmann business card

Dick Zitzmann business card

I had created an oil painting from a black and white photo of Stan batting, before this meeting and I showed Stan this painting.This painting is now on display in my niece Debby’s condo she shares with her significant other Brad. It is displayed in a shine of St. Louis Cardinal’s memorabilia.

signed photo print by Stan of my painting of him batting.

signed photo print by Stan of my painting of him batting.

Stan signed a photo print of my painting. I created the painting of Stan hitting five home runs in a double header in hopes that prints of it would become part of his for sale signed objects. My business friend Jack asked for another meeting with Stan to present ideas for a catalog which was designed by Mike Smit with illustrations by me.Unfortunately Jack was drinking at a casino and  had an auto accident and lost his drivers license.This delayed the meeting. Finally there was a meeting but Stan said he didn’t need a catalog at this time but if  we provided prints of my artwork he would sign them. I thought this was a gracious thing to do for us ,but at this time, before large format digital prints, was not affordable  for us to provide the prints for Stan to sign.It was an honor for me to meet Stan Musial .
I painted one more oil painting to show Stan before the final meeting,which was of Stan and Red Schoendienst. The painting was based on a distressed newspaper clipping of a photo of Stan and Red when they played together on The St. Louis Cardinals. I still have the five home runs Musial painting and the Stan and Red painting.

detail from black and white photo of Stan and Red

detail from black and white photo of Stan and Red

Stan and Red oil painting by John Dyess

Stan and Red oil painting by John Dyess

detail from Stan and Red painting by John Dyess

detail from Stan and Red painting by John Dyess