Paintings > Abstracts

Abstract oil painting with orange piano by Atlanta Artist Joel Barr
Oil on Canvas
9" x 12"
2020
Abstract Landscape by Atlanta Artist Joel Barr
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
Abstract waterscape by Atlanta Artist Joel Barr
Oil on Canvas
36" x 48'
Commissioned piece by Atlanta Artist Joel Barr
Oil on Canvas
47" x 57"
Abstract Oil Painting by Joel Barr Artist
Oil on Wood
4" x4"
Abstract oil painting of dream in yellows with house by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
abstract oil painting of red elements by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
Abstract and surreal oil painting with spheres and mountains by Joel Barr Atlanta Artist
Oil on Wood
16" x 20"
Abstract oil painting of city and other elements by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
Abstract oil painting of a place of work, perhaps a factory 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 oil painting with spheres by Atlanta artist Joel Barr
Oil on wood
16" x 20"
geometric abstract seascape with horizon and shore line in blues by Joel Barr artist
Oil on wood
18" x 24"

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.