Portfolio of Work > Mystery, Secrets and the Surreal in Art

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.

Surreal oil painting of museum exhibition by Joel Barr Atlanta artist
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
$1800
Abstract oil painting of blue horse and other animals by Joel Barr, Atlanta Artist
Oil on Canvas
36"x36"
$1800
Surreal abstract oil painting by Joel Barr, Atlanta artist
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
$1800
Abstract Surreal Oil Painting by Joel Barr Atlanta Artist Meet in New World
Oil on Canvas
55" x 77"
$5500
Abstract and surreal oil painting with spheres and mountains by Joel Barr Atlanta Artist
Oil on Wood
16" x 20"
$600
Spiritual abstract oil painting by Joel Barr Atlanta artist
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
$4100
Surreal abstract oil painting of old cars and trucks by Joel Barr Atlanta Artist
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
Surreal dreams oil painting by Atlanta artist Joel Barr
Oil on Wood
16" x 20"
2019
$600
Surreal spiritual abstract of people by Joel Barr Atlanta artist
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
$3300
surreal abstract oil painting of Buddha face by Joel Barr Atlanta artist
Oil on Canvas
60" x 48"
$2460