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Darkness Descending

12.00"W x 16.00"H x 0.1"D

$225 $170 (Shipping Included)

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John Barney


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: outsider art, dark beauty, female figure, female, abstract expressionism, abstract art, expressionism, figurative, minimalisim, black and white, palette knife painting, abstract portrait, thinking, portrait, psychological painting, lonely woman

Media: acrylic on paper

Size: 12"W x 16"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2017

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With apologies to the fans of my color style, "Darkness Descending" was in my mind today - it's a raw and emotional piece, painted with a palette knife and brush on canvas paper. Darkness descends on most of us at times in life - and it's how we respond that makes us who we are. By the way, it's not a "zombie" painting - although sometimes we feel that way. It will be shipped in a white mat - and there are many ways you can frame it. As a BONUS, I will ship it in the frame that's pictured!

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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