Posts Tagged ‘painting from life’

Sylvester 1977

Portrait,in oil, of Sylvester a native American model,painted from life.

I painted this portrait ,from life, in 1977. This was one of the first painting sessions that I joined  a group of St.Louis illustrators and was the beginning of many years of painting from a model with this group of friends. I sold this painting to another artist, while I was employed at Maritz Motivation Company. It had hung along with other of my illustrations in the company art gallery.
Several years later this same model posed, and I took reference photos of him posing.
scanI used this photo as reference for an oil painting. I will describe the painting process of this painting on my next blog.

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oil on canvas sketch by John Foster Dyess

I’ve been completing some unfinished art projects this week that have been laying around my studio for to long a time. This is a oil sketch from life of a young woman, I painting several years ago. I painted on it for about an hour today, from a photograph that i took during the model session.
The size is 12″ wide by 15″ high.

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This is a painting of a model I painted with other artists, mostly illustrators from the St.Louis area during the 1980’s. This 16″ x 20 ” oil on canvas painting is for sale for $85 plus shipping. If interested contact me at john@studiodyess.com

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I painted this oil on paper painting of a model, in the 1980’s, at a painting session with other artists, mostly illustrators. This 17″ wide x 18″ high painting is for sale for $50 plus shipping.

 

 

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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 study of model named Stephanie

Today I worked on a tempera painting that I had started of a model several months ago. The model posed at Webster Groves Christian Church where a painting group paints from a model twice a month. I used Tempera paint on a canvas which is 24″ wide x 30 ” high. I may do some additional work on this painting.

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Photo of Stephanie

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