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Abstract surreal oil painting of man by Joel Barr Artist
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
Oil painting on wood of yellow boat and city by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Wood
8" x 10"
mystical abstract surreal oil painting by Joel Barr artist
Oil on wood
8" x 8"
Oil Painting of small window by Joel Barr Artist
Oil on Wood
21" x 6"
Spiritual abstract surreal oil painting in black by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
60" x 48"
Abstract oil painting of night scene with stars by Joel Barr Artist
Oil on Wood
11" x 14"
surreal abstract oil painting of Buddha face by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
60" x 48"
Surreal abstract oil painting of museum by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
36" x 48"
Wild surreal primitive abstract of face by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
Surreal abstract of men from a dream by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Wood
12" x 12"
Surreal abstract oil painting in greens by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
Surreal abstract oil painting of coffee cup by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
30"x 40"
Surreal symbolic mystical oil painting by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
36" x 58"
Surreal mystical oil painting of women walking by Joel Barr
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
Surreal spiritual abstract of people by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
Surreal abstract oil painting in red by Joel Barr
Oil on Canvas
20" x 24"
Surreal abstract oil painting with wolf head in red by Joel Barr
Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"
red abstract oil painting  by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
12" x 16"
red abstract oil painting of cat by Joel Barr artist
Oil on wood
12" x 16"

Beginning a painting is the introduction to a mystery. While I might begin with a scene, a color, a line or a shape, what emerges while I work is unknown. That's the thrill of painting for me--the discovery! Sometimes that discovery is made in the world of the surreal and sometimes it is to be found in the reordering of things. When I'm exploring on a path like that, there is always a surprise and a message. I try to report back, with painting, what I've found. The interpretation of the final image is not always clear to me and my interpretation is no more valid than yours.