Orioles wine by Joe Helms

17″×24″ acrylic on wood

I would define my style as modern classical. I’m interested in life’s little dramas. Using allegory and symbolism there evolves a suspension of disbelief. Drawing the viewer in and along a storyline. I’m interested in tapping into the collective unconscious so each individual viewer forms their own personal narrative from the piece. I strive for a contrast between a calm and uneasy with a pensive quality: the instance before the event…
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  • Elucidate
    Elucidatealmost 6 years ago

    Superb painting. This is a true piece of art.

  • thanks Elucidate, humbling words

    – Joe Helms

  • Dorothy Venter
    Dorothy Venteralmost 6 years ago

    Exceptional work. The delicate painting on the rough wood makes a stunning combination. Well done.

  • nice sentiment Dorothy, kind of you

    – Joe Helms

  • jgmart
    jgmartalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent painting – great textures and composition

  • appreciated, thank you igmart

    – Joe Helms

  • Pamela Plante
    Pamela Plantealmost 6 years ago

    This is lovely. The wood adds unexpected texture.

  • thank you Pamela

    – Joe Helms

  • Michael Scholl
    Michael Schollalmost 6 years ago

    this is fantastic!!!

  • nice of you, thanks MIke

    – Joe Helms

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 6 years ago
    A most eye-catching painting!!!
  • cheers!, bd

    – Joe Helms

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegatealmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • thank you BAgA

    – Joe Helms

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 6 years ago

    Just gorgeous!!! Everything about this one appeals to me … it sort of reminds me of the wonderful wall paintings I saw in Pompeii … same fabulous pastel feeling!!! Love the texture of the wood, too, by the way. And congratulations on your RB Feature!!!

  • Thank you Lois, bit of a wild ride

    – Joe Helms

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 6 years ago

    This is so charming! Beautiful image with lovely colors and detail!

  • SarahCatherine
    SarahCatherinealmost 6 years ago

    I love birds
    lovely work

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