1000 Yards

8.50"W x 10.00"H x 0.1"D

$200 (Shipping Included)

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John Barney


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: colorful abstract, portrait, contemporary art, modern art, female, woman face, expressionist, abstract

Media: acrylic on paper

Size: 8.5"W x 10"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2015

One of my favorite themes is people who are deeply contemplating something in their lives. The term "1000 yard stare" refers to veterans returning from horrible wartime experiences and just stare off into space - unable to detach themselves from the memories and thoughts of their experience. The term can also be applied to anyone who's experienced something life changing... This is a 8x10 acryic painting on paper that was done with a palette knife - it really pops and looks awesome framed. You can use a standard 11x14 frame. This painting comes with a white mat ready to be dropped into a frame.

Welcome to my wacky and colorful world. I'm a self-taught Long Beach, California-based artist who's been a fan of art most of my life. I've developed much of my style by combining elements I've admired in paintings while visiting galleries across the country. You can say I was a "wandering minstrel" throughout the galleries of the U.S.. Color, texture, and psychological dimension are probably the three main components of my work. I'm most satisfied when someone connects emotionally to one of my paintings. I love that because it's really about suspending time and space while observing - that momentary escape we feel when relating to something on an intimate level that only we, as individuals, understand. While I do have intentions for some pieces, much of my work is open-ended so that the observer uses their own psychology to fill in the blanks. What's most fascinating to me is what people tell me they see in my paintings - stuff I never thought of! I'm a happily independent artist, won some awards, been in several art publications and galleries. However, the only thing I care about is you - and your art experience. Finally, music is another passion - I write songs and play guitar in "The 11th Floor Band."

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