Paintings > Mysteries, Discoveries, Secrets and the Surreal

Surreal oil painting by Atlanta artist Joel Barr
Oil on Wood
16" x 20"
2019
mystical abstract surreal oil painting by Joel Barr artist
Oil on wood
8" x 8"
Essential Archaeology is a surreal oil by Atlanta Artist Joel Barr
Oil on Wood
9" x 12"
Surreal abstract oil painting of museum by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
36" x 48"
Surreal abstract of men from a dream by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Wood
12" x 12"
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"
Color bar surreal oil painting with houses by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
22" x 30"
Color bar abstract surreal oil painting with man and spheret by Joel Barr artist
Oil on Canvas
72" 48"
Surreal abstract oil painting in red by Joel Barr
Oil on Canvas
20" x 24"

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.