Posts Tagged ‘self portrait’

tree-bark-portrait

self portrait on tree bark with triangle shapes

Sometimes I just create images from bits and pieces of things I collect and save,like tree bark.

art by Krasimira Angelova

art by Krasimira Angelova

art by Forrest Knoll

art by Forrest Knoll

art by Annie Gardner

art by Annie Gardner

art by Caleb Potter

art by Caleb Potter

5:51,photo by John Foster Dyess

5:51,photo by John Foster Dyess

This photo was taken about halfway through my taking photos at sunset for ten minutes on March 2,2013. These colors in these photos were not enhanced and are very close to the colors I saw that evening.

sunset in my kitchen and living room. photos by John Foster Dyess

sunset in my kitchen and living room. photos by John Foster Dyess

Dinkey Bird photo by John Foster Dyess

Dinkey Bird photo by John Foster Dyess

self portrait. photo by John Foster Dyess

self portrait. photo by John Foster Dyess

Within minutes of this self portrait the Sun set

 

self portrait May 2011

self portrait May 2011

Thanks to my followers and friends that comment on my posts and to anyone that takes the time to look at my blog posts.
Tomorrow I’ll continue my drawings of  classmates in my second grade class from 1946.

John Foster Dyess self portrait 1960

I painted this oil on canvas  self portrait in 1960 and I am showing this to compare my student work with work done after graduating from Washington University in 1961.

portrait of Claire by John Foster Dyess

This oil portrait of my granddaughter Claire  was painted about four years ago.

oil portrait of Delanie by John Foster Dyess

This oil portrait of my granddaughter Delanie was painted about four years ago shortly before I painted the portrait of her sister Claire.

Portrait of Carolyn wearing an Egyptian Necklace by John Foster Dyess

This oil on canvas portrait of my wife Carolyn was painted about three years ago. I never date my paintings so all dates are approximate.

 

Hidden Agenda by John Foster Dyess

The title of this image came after its’ completion. This image was accepted in the juried show “All Things Considered” ,July 1997, and the size is 16″ wide x 17″ high. I don’t remember the complete process of the creation of this image but I remember that I painted my hands black and made prints of them. The center and left portrait of me was created by placing my face on a black and white copy machine, the   portrait on the right was created by masking the shapes in the face and using my palm prints to create the shadow area. I used a Rapidograph pen with black ink to add detail to this face. The 1/4 th inch squares were drawn with a 03 HB technical pencil.The color was applied using an airbrush containing liquid acrylic paint.

detail from Hidden Agenda by John Foster Dyess

self portrait by JoDye

3D Self Portrait

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This is the second image I created while developing a new style. I wanted to  create a different way of presenting a portrait. Since I am an available model I decided to create a self portrait. Step 1. I took video of myself while acting out different emotions.I became an actor in my movie. I used a VHS camcorder. Step 2. I inserted the cassette into my VCR and like the previous post took photos of the TV screen with my film camera. This was before HD TV and the screen on the TV consisted of horizontal lines which were apparent on my photos. Step 3. I copied my photos on a black and white copier at Mail Boxes Etc. This was before they became a UPS Store. I made various enlargements. Step 4. I colored the black and white copies with acrylic ink using an airbrush and round sable brush. Step 5. I built a three dimensional cardboard “sculpture” made up of various size boxes.I then glued on the colored copies. The next post will show the creation of the next stage of this art style. I created this about 1994.