Posts Tagged ‘travel’

20.Maritz BOA Leisure late 1970's

Maritz Book of Awards catalog spread 1970’s by John Foster Dyess

This illustration was created using my illustration and a photograph of a model taken by a Maritz photographer. Created before personal computers and the software Photoshop.

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sculpture by Maritz artist Mike Foley for Jewelry and Gifts spread in a Maritz Book of Awards

Mike Foley and I have been friends since college. We have worked together as artists for the Military Air Command, Bob Ruether and associates and Maritz Motivation Company.

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another metal sculpture by Mike Foley for a Maritz Book of Awards,1970’s

Viking

sculpture of a Viking by John Foster Dyess 1970’s

I created this relief sculpture in clay, spray painted it with metallic paint and had it photographed by a Maritz photographer.I don’t remember the client.

33.Jack-Thorwegen

place mat design by Jack Thorwegan Maritz 1973

Jack worked in the next cubical to me at Maritz in 1973. He was there about three months while waiting to start a design business. He had a very successful career and was well respected in St.Louis.

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another design by Jack Thorwegen created while working at Maritz Motivation Company.

I enjoyed working at Maritz for eleven years and left,not because I wasn’t having a lot of fun creating illustrations, but because I wanted to start my own illustration business in 1980.I wanted to show sum of the creative art by other artists at Maritz and to show that some of this art still looks current.

London

travel illustration  by John Foster Dyess 1974

For the next few days I’m going to be posting illustrations I created before I began using a computer. Most of these illustrations were created while I was employed as an illustrator at Maritz Motivation Company. I will be talking about techniques I used that were the latest  technology in the 1970’s .
I purchased my first personal computer, a MAC Quadra 650, in April 27, 94. The total cost of the computer, software, printer and cables was $5,975. I think the monitor screen was about 10″.

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Macintosh Quadra 650 was introduced in February 1993.

 

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detail 1 of London Illustration.

I wanted to combine a painting of musicians with a photograph. I painted on a photograph. This was before photoshop which speeds up the process when combining illustrations and photographs.

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detail 2 from London illustration

This detail is an example of a technique I used in the 1970’s. I think this was a 3M product. I found images of English history in books and made high contrast black photostats. I sent the photostats to a service bureau  which took the black and white images and using a photo process placed an emulsion of the black and white images on a sheet of clear acetate. This emulsion could be colored with ink. I laid the hand colored acetate over my illustration. My illustration was photographed with the acetate over it by a offset print company. This was used as a poster and on the cover of a direct mail brochure that was  sent to participants of a sales incentive program, for a company called British Leyland

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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.

sketch from the roof of our rental home by Carolyn dyess

sketch from the roof of our rental home by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

My wife carolyn also brought a sketchbook to Guanajuato,and drew buildings and food.

another building sketch by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

another building sketch by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

Food ketch by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

Food sketch by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

Our group of 9 people ate at an Italian restaurant, which was located near Guanajuato.Every  Monday there was reduced price on the menu. Carolyn sketched some of the food that we were served. We all shared each order of food.

restaurant food sketch by Carolyn

restaurant food sketch by Carolyn

food sketch by Carolyn

food sketch by Carolyn

The food was excellent !

a sketch from the roof  number 1 by John Dyess

a sketch from the roof number 1 by John Dyess

I brought a sketchbook with me to Guanjuato,and just drew about five sketches. My camera was my sketchbook

sketches from the roof 2 and 3 by John Dyess

sketches from the roof 2 and 3 by John Dyess

Sketch from the roof 4 by John Dyess

Sketch from the roof 4 by John Dyess

sketch from the roof shapes by John Dyess

sketch from the roof of building shapes by John Dyess

This is a very quick sketch that is the same point of view as the July 7 post titled Shapes

Birdes eye view shapes

Bird’s eye view of building shapes

This is a view from the roof patio of the rental  home my wife and I and friends stayed at for two weeks in Guanajuato, Mexico. I used several photoshop filters and painted over this digital photo that I took. I observed many building shapes,in Guanajuato, which was the focus of this photo.

Guanajuato,Mexico photo by John Foster Dyess

Guanajuato,Mexico photo by John Foster Dyess

Recently,I visited with my wife and friends, Guanajuato, Mexico, which was an amazing visual experience. Everywhere I looked I saw ideas for paintings and drawings.
graffiti 1

distressed wall 3

distressed wall 3

green and purple

green and purple

posters  number 2

posters number 2

posters number 3

posters number 3

Inside MOMA 5

Inside MOMA 5

Here are additional images based on photographs I took inside of the Museum of Modern Art during a trip to New york City, with my wife in May of 2010.
Many of my photos were blurred ,which I found visually interesting.Some ,I think, look like abstract paintings.

Inside MOMA 6

Inside MOMA 6

Inside MOMA six

Inside MOMA 7

This was a photograph taken looking through a window inside of MOMA.

Inside MOMA 7

Inside MOMA 8

It's about the art

It’s about the art

New York City Bicycles

New York City Bicycles

This image is based on a photograph that I took outside of the Museum of Modern Art.Thanks for joining me on this trip to New York City.