Subject Tags: barney, john, fine, original, design, interior, beautiful, wall, pop, expressionist, painting, oil, surrealism, modern, portrait, expressionism, abstract, palette knife, texture, contemporary, colorful, abstract, traditional, seven, number, woman
Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
The mystical nature of women can be intriguing, or infuriating, depending how you look at it. Sometimes it seems they have such power, and yet, as men, we often have no idea what they are really thinking, often leading to misinterpretation. This painting is especially interesting to me - because I was in the "zone" while I worked on it - and the next day I looked at it and it had the number 7 as its focal center - and I have no idea how it got there. Very strange... This is one of a series of three paintings using the same model - each with a slightly different interpretation - use all three for a "theme" room.
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."