Paintings

All paintings by John Foster, artist

Enjoy a variety of subjects below.

Several paintings were created during the 1980s and have not previously been offered for sale.

All paintings listed here are eligible for prints on canvass or acrylic…..$40 to $100 at sizes from 8″ x 10″ to 24″ x 36″ — & some larger sizes up to $150. (If the original doesn’t quite fit the dimensions of the available canvass or acrylic, gray or black bars will be placed on either side or on the top and bottom. You won’t be committed to buy until you approve photos via email. Payments can be accomplished by email via PayPal.com.)

Example gray or black bars top & bottom:     

Add shipping cost to originals and prints on canvass or prints on acrylic.    Most original paintings below that are marked “prints on canvass or acrylic only” have been sold and are in private collections.

All offers will be seriously considered!    Email John at jafos111@gmail.com  .

Some of John’s art works and prints on fine art paper, photo paper, or canvass also are available on Saatchiart.com. See:  https://www.saatchiart.com/johnfosterart    .

Historical photos were used to create a collection of the Early American paintings. See some of them below.

John entered very few paintings in shows. Most of those entered won a ribbon or an honorable mention.

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  OP1801

The Bronco

Frame: 28″ W x 34H — Canvass: 18″ W x 24″ H

Oil on canvass — gesso/wood antique frame

This wild bronco ride was captured on film in 1932 in Pinedale, Wyoming. It was Bump Boedeker riding. He was the father of a friend who is now deceased. By the late 1950s, the photo was know in that area to be one of the best dynamic photos of all time, showing a man breaking a bronc. This wonderful, one-of-a-kind painting was created in oil on archival hardboard in 2008. The painting canvass is 18″ x 24.” The frame is 28″ x 34.” It truly is a pleasure to view. I especially am fond of it because I use to break and train horses in Dubois, Wyoming when my friend was the cook on the Red Rock Ranch.

Boedeker Butte was named after him or his family. It is located several miles north of Dubois, Wyo, just above Bog Lake, an area where I also created oil paintings……All the best to everyone…….John

…or Prints on canvass or acrylic:

— $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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birth & death jpg   OP1802

*** Birth And Death At Jackson Lake Wyoming ***

Frame: 31″ W x 27 H — Canvass: 24″ W x 20″ H

Oil on canvass — wood frame

Cloudy Sunset at Jackson Lake, Wyoming – near Spring Mountain – the lake and Teton Mountains were blue.

This painting represents an authentic scene just south of Signal Mountain Camp Ground, in Jackson Hole where the Teton Mountains thrust skyward out of the prairie. There are a million magnificent sights around the entire area; most all can take your breath away.

This painting was created when my I quit my engineering vocation to load up supplies in our pickup truck and a small trailer…and travel to the land that still lays deep within my soul…i.e. Western Wyoming.

Yet, it primarily is still wild wilderness where you can run into a grizzly bear at any turn, or a moose, or elk, or buffalo…all uncultured critters who can end your life immediately, if you are not aware of all things around you.

This particular trip was meant to restart my life as a full time professional fine artist. The year before, a major gallery in the town of Jackson had asked me to bring back from 20 to 25 oil paintings. He said he would handle them in the show rooms of the gallery. However, when we arrived we discovered that the bottom had fallen completely out of the art market and that he was closing the doors. The famous artists in the area were forced to find other types of work. I then was financially force back to my engineering job in Lincoln.

Yet, all in all, we had a wonderful time that summer, creating art. This Jackson Lake painting is meaningful because it visually displays the creative and destructive forces of nature…baby trees and middle age trees growing next to the lacework corpses of middle age trees that have been killed by the infamous Pine Bark Beetle.

The Pine Bark Beetle has destroyed much of the forests in the west. However, birth regenerates, trees continue to grow…and there are huge Trout still living in Jackson Lake and the surrounding waters.

This was one of the most enjoyable times that I’ve experienced when painting.

I hope you enjoy the original or the print to the fullest…wishing all the very best…John

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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brooks lake wyo jpg     OP1803

*** Brooks lake Wyoming – Bear Country ***

Frame: 32″ W x 28 H — Canvass: 24″ W x 20″ H

Oil on canvass — wood frame

This oil painting portrays an exciting area where the deep wilderness meets the creations of man…the lake the dividing line. However, it is “Bear Country” on both sides. I’ve personally had close calls with bears while working as a Forest Service Fire Guard, when picking up garbage at the Brooks Lake Campground, for instance…and when depositing garbage at the dump, which was not too far away.

Yet, there is a wonderful very rustic guest lodge just behind this view, where one can enjoy the wilderness and fishing in the comforts of modern conveniences. The lodge has a wonderful view of the lake.

Although I’ve not caught fish here, I certainly wanted to. My Job and later my painting kept me from expressing my primitive nature.

At one time, while I was there, someone caught a 21 pound Trout that was later put on display in a horse watering tank, in the historic town of Dubois.

It is one of my favorite places in the world.

This painting was created from a personal photo. It is oil on professional artist’s canvass…in a good wooden frame that has cable hanger on the back. It will draw you closer to nature if you decide to purchase it.

…the best to everyone….John

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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jessie jpg   OP1804

***Happy Child Happy Cat***

Frame: 21″ W x 25 H — Canvass: 14″ W x 18″ H

Oil on canvass — gesso/wood antique frame

Need we say more. If the child is happy, the cat will be happy also…both relaxing on the patio in nature.

Cats are a child’s joy.

This was created from a personal photo. It is oil on professional artist’s canvass…in a good antique style gesso/wooden frame that has cable hanger on the back. It will lift your spirits if you decide to purchase it.

As always, wishing you and all the very best…..John

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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navahoe 2 jpg     OP1805

Early American No. 3

Frame: 28″ W x 32 H — Canvass: 20″ W x 24″ H

Oil on canvass — wood frame

— a member of the Early American Collection created by John Foster

I was told this painting could have won a ribbon, possibly first place, if I hadn’t used a historical photo when creating it.

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

 

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northwest tribal chief    OP1806

Early American No. 6

Frame: 28-1/2″ W x 32-1/4″ H — Canvass: 18″ W x 24″ H

Oil on canvass — wood frame

A favorite of all who see it. Historical photos were used to create it.

— a member of the Early American Collection created by John Foster

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

 

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old lady & bird 2 jpg     OP1807

The Lady And The Bird

Frame: 36″ W x 30″ H — Canvass: 28″ W x 22″ H

Oil on canvass — wood frame

— a member of the Early American Collection created by John Foster

This “The Lady And The Bird” painting is a delightful representation of surprises nature inherently has to offer. It was painted in oil on canvass…using a historic photo taken by the famous photographer Curtis, who traveled the western United States and captured what is now a history of the Old West.

This is a painting I originally created to be a member of a collection representing historic Early Americans.

I have respected the Early Americans from a very early age, when I found they were deeply connected to the spirits of nature. Those spirits, I have recently discovered, are a part of whom we today call the mysterious intelligences, some of whom fly in unidentified craft.

It was a very difficult painting to create. I once loaned it to a somewhat famous artist in Jackson, Wyoming so he possibly could discover how I painted it. He couldn’t believe the complex intricacies when he at first laid his eyes on it. The use of color is one of the key elements when creating perspective. Wishing all a deeper understanding of the nature of our entire wonderful universe….and the very best….John

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

 

To make an offer email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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  OP1808

Old Man No. 1

Original was oil on archival hardboard painted from historic photo of Einstein.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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blending   OP1809

Outdoor Nebraska

Frame: 19″ W x 15″ H — Canvass: 14″ W x 10″ H

The original was acrylic painting on archival paper framed with old barn wood using photos.

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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    OP1810

Trail To The Tetons

Original was oil on canvass using my personal photos.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

 

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    OP1811

Early American No.1

Frame: 39″ W x 3″ H — Canvass: 28″ W x 22″ H

Oil on canvass — old barn wood frame

The emotion in his eyes will live forever. It is a favorite of all who see it.

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

To make an offer mail me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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    OP1812

Stage Driver

Original was acrylic on archival paper painted from Charles Russel’s work.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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   OP1813

The Rock

Original was oil on canvass using my personal photos. (An example of gray bars used to fit standard canvass or acrylic sizes.)

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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    OP1814

Peaks Through Pines

Original was oil on canvass using my personal photos. (An example of gray bars used to fit standard canvass or acrylic sizes.)

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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     OP1815

 

The Butterfly On Iris

Frame: 31-1/4″ W x 27-3/8″ H — Canvass: 20″ W x 24″ H

Oil on canvass — wood frame

Created from photo.

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

 

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    OP1816

Another End Of The Trail

Annie! She was exhausted after a hike through the mountains near Old Faithful, Wyoming.

Original was oil on canvass using my personal photos.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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     OP1817

The Butte At The Divide

Above Brooks Lake, Wyoming

Original was oil on canvass using my personal photos.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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      OP1818

Early American No. 4

The original oil on canvass was donated to the Sinte Gleska University on the Rose Bud Reservation, South Dakota.

Painted using photos.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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      OP1819

Early American No. 5

The original oil on canvass was donated to the Sinte Gleska University on the Rose Bud Reservation, South Dakota.

Painted using photos.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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       OP1820

Bird On Pine

Original was acrylic on archival paper painted from photo.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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      OP1821

Old Man No. 2

Original was oil on canvass painted from a historic photo of Einstein.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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      OP1822

The Young Fishing

Original was acrylic on archival paper painted from photo.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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     OP1823

Beauty Pondering Beauty

Frame: 16-3/8″ W x 19-1/4″ H — Canvass: 9″ W x 12″ H

Oil on canvass — wood frame

Annie!

Original was oil on canvass using my personal photos.

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

 

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      OP1824

Wiggin’s Fork Creek Wilderness

Frame: 31″ W x 25″ H — Canvass: 24″ W x 18″ H

Oil on canvass — wood frame

Fishing and bear country

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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       OP1825

Above the falls in Cascade Canyon, Wyoming

Frame: 19-1/4″ W x 23-1/4″ H — Canvass: 9″ W x 12″ H

Oil on canvass — wood frame

A natural wonderland

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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       OP1826

Early American No. 2

Frame: 13″ W x 17″ H — Canvass: 12″ W x 16″ H

Acrylic on preserved cardboard

A man of the earth

My father met his clan in the early 1900s.

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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  OP1827

Wife Of Early American No. 2

Frame: 13″ W x 17″ H — Canvass: 12″ W x 16″ H

Acrylic on preserved cardboard

A woman of the earth

My father met her clan in the early 1900s.

Prints on canvass or acrylic:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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     OP1828

Yucca

Original was acrylic on archival paper painted from photo.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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      OP1829

Old Man In Pickup

Original was oil on canvass painted from photo.

A favorite of all who see it

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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      OP1830

Trail to The Grand Teton

Judged equal to first place in a Lincoln, NE city wide show.   

Original was oil on canvass painted from my photos.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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       OP1831

Fawn Deer In Grass

Original was oil on archival paper painted from photo.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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       OP1832

The Grand Teton From String Lake

Frame: 32″ W x 26″ H — Canvass: 24″ W x 18″ H

Oil on canvass — wood frame

Good fishing

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

prints on canvass or acrylic presently are…$40 to $100

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Some of the paintings were created during the 1980s. Most are coated with Darmar Varnish to protect from stains and to bring out the beautiful natural color of the oil paints.

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      OP1833

Approaching The Tetons

Original was oil on canvass using my personal photos.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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     OP1834

Babbling Stream

Up Cascade Canyon, Wyoming

Original was oil on canvass using my personal photos.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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  OP1835

The Tetons Cathedral Group

From Taggert Lake

Won first prize in Lincoln, NE city wide show.

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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     Op1837

The Grand Teton Peaks From Jenny Lake

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

 

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      OP1839

Old Man No. 1

Prints on canvass or acrylic only:

Painted from a historic photo of Einstein.

– $40 to $150 for sizes 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″ & some larger

Email me at :    jafos111@gmail.com

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