Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Picasso was not a huge influence to me, but many first time viewers of my art would often reference him. I used to get annoyed, but instead started my "Barncasso" series that embraced his influence - coupled with my John Barney style. Paintings from my "Barncasso" series go great together - you can pair them up or mix and match for a themed room. This painting is guaranteed to bring a fantastic shot of color into your living or work space! If you have a room where neutral colors are in play - this will bring it alive. Frame it with a neutral or light-colored border like linen to really make it stand out. It was painted with a palette knife, so much texture is in evidence, which really makes it pop and gives it character. Of course, there's a bit of psychological dimension going on as well, so have fun exploring your inner psyche.
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."