Hello everyone. I decided to dive back into another undersea painting and because I adore sea turtles, I thought I would focus on them this time. This painting started out with the pale blue and the sunlight hitting the top... always layer after layer. I try to create almost a 3D effect. I tried not to add too many fish or coral in order keep the focus on the turtles. It does take hours to make this painting happen but as most of artists know... you just kind of know when to stop painting. I had posted a quick photo of this painting on my FB page but the original photo was not taken well and turned out too amber as well as some of the fish were not quite finished. Anywho... hope you like this one.. Enjoy...
August 04th, 2014
Anthias, jewels of the reef
June 24th, 2014
May 21st, 2014
Here is the latest... A cave with a view. There are several caves in Hawaii that have exits to the ocean. Lots of these were tunnels carved by volcanic activity. The views from them are priceless. I don't frame any of my paintings, just painting the edges of the canvas. Framing is a very personal choice for the collector to apply that will work with their existing elements in the room. The cave in the foreground enables a natural framing of the seascape. There are several artists out there that use this technique. This is my first attempt at it myself. I hope you like it. I do deviate from my tropical theme roots a lot lately just to show I am capable of more than just that, but I still love to create exotic tropical environments. Please feel free to navigate through my site to see some other themes of my work. www.tysonart.net. Please spread the word as I would much rather have my art hanging in a special place, enjoyed by a collector or commercial environment rather than in a storage. Till next time Enjoy... JGT
May 12th, 2014
March 24th, 2014
Our family beach house has to be one of the most peaceful settings on the Monterey Bay.
Located near Moss Landing, about half way between Santa Cruz and Monterey,
one of those special environments we are blessed to enjoy.
As I get older, I seek out the serenity of this place when ever I can, putting a chair in the sand and watching the waves , getting inspiration for paintings and relaxing. Often we have pods of dolphins and whales that breach, right in front of you. The area in front of our development is pretty private and one can be the ONLY one on the beach at any given moment. There is a wooden runway and stair case going down from the dunes onto the sand below. As the artist, I am able to create a bit more rustic looking staircase. I decided to add some children playing with their dog in the waves and a flock of water birds in flight heading down towards the Monterey peninsula. This painting has been created as a present for my sister's birthday. I hope she will like it. If you have any special places you would like for me to create an artists impression of, contact me through my site at www.tysonart.net and I can do something special for you. Perhaps you would like something already created. Each original painting featured on my site has a suggested price but I am totally willing to entertain any reasonable offer unless the piece is being shown on another site like Laguna Art . Prints on canvas can be created through myself, at approximately 40% less than the original price for a similar size. Sorry for the self promotion, but I have a goal this year of actually selling more of my work to the public. Until next time.. enjoy... John Garland Tyson
March 04th, 2014
Hello all. Here is another desert landscape painting I created . The cactus were fun but lots of work. I spent many hours detailing them. Painting this reminded me of when I was going to San Jose State University many years ago. I was in the Natural Science department and we went on a field trip to Death Valley. I was amazed while collecting specimens for the class, how much life and color and diversity there was in this amazing environment. Some plant life and animals that exist no where else on the planet. We were able to go out into areas that were not typical tourist spots and stayed in the borax mining facility of Ryan above the valley floor. This place was a bit crazy as it also was the place where the movie Spartacus was filmed with Kirk Douglas. There were some left over boulders from the movie props that were left behind, light as a feather in comparison to the real rocks near by. This painting was of course inspired by Lisa at Swank Interiors of Palm Springs, as another example of my work, hopefully for her clients to appreciate and get some new business from. Hope you like it.. Till next time enjoy... John Garland Tyson Tyson environmental art
February 24th, 2014
John Garland Tyson
Artist of environmental wonder Thoughts behind the paintings