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Oil Painting Triptych Abstract by Joel Barr Artist
Oil on Canvas
60" x 110"
Abstract Oil Painting by Joel Barr Artist
Oil on Wood
4" x4"
Abstract oil painting of city and other elements by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
abstract seascape in yellow by Joel Barr Artist
Oil on Wood
8" x 8"
Abstract oil painting of dream in yellows with house by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
Abstract Oil Painting by Joel Barr artist
oil on wood
4" x 4"
Abstract oil painting of a place of work, perhaps a factory by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
Abstract of constellations by Joel Barr Artist
Oil on Wood
4" x 4"
abstract oil painting of red elements by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
Surreal abstract oil painting with ships by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
36" x 48"
Abstract surreal spiritual oil painting by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Wood
18" x 36"
geometric abstract seascape with horizon and shore line in blues by Joel Barr artist
Oil on wood
18" x 24"
Abstract oil painting in yellows showing closeup of bright light by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Wood
16" x 20"
Abstract oil painting of a heart with color bars by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
12" x 16"
Abstract oil painting of face by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
40" x 30"
Abstract oil painting showing a river by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
20" x 24"
Abstract oil painting of light being revealed, by Joel Barr artist
Oil on wood
12" x 12"
Extreme closeup oil painting of a pear and an apple by Joel Barr Artist
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
Abstract oil painting of a road, of light by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Wood
16" x 20"
Abstract Painting with Spheres and Color Bars by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
50" x 42"

Abstract art, by definition, does not show a concrete reality. It may give the general feel of something real, a sensation of something real, or maybe an emotion associated with real things, situations, or people. Many viewers of abstract art look for "something" in it. Perhaps a fox or a face or a house or a flag seems to appear. Some viewers simply feel an abstract or let it take them back to something familiar in their minds without showing specific images. I think all of that is welcome; a painting offers to us what it will at any given time and vice versa. If my oil paintings generate thoughts, feelings, memories, curiosity, pleasure or even hope, I think they've made their contribution.