Paintings by Orin Buck

New Painting Series: Scenes from the Land of Color

How can I talk about these paintings? Some of the pioneers of visual abstraction were inspired by the first abstract art form: music. For me these paintings are like little songs without words, compositions bounded by space rather than time. But they are also visions of a different world, where colors are brighter and more diverse than in the everyday world. The elements come out of the practice of painting, which is its own world, but there are shapes recognizably inspired by geometry and the natural and man-made worlds. Each shape of color is like a character in a story, set in a scene. So I am calling them Scenes from the Land of Color—please enjoy.

Some of the paintings are already sold or reserved, others are listed for sale on other websites. But many are available to purchase here:

The new series is conceived to allow rapid development of many ideas in parallel. The small sizes—8"x10", 9"x12", 17"x17" diamond-shaped—make the paintings easier to manage for me, and more affordable for anyone. I have a pile of sketchbooks with thousands of mostly small line drawings, and the small formats let me translate more of these ideas into paintings while also integrating my previously developed painting strategies.

I will be producing larger canvases, but the series of small works has freed a flood of ideas, while also enabling me to paint a lot with more hope of being able to find homes for them, and not needing to buy a warehouse to store them all.

 


 

Painting by Orin Buck, Egg Bird, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, Flesh Blossom, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Storm Flower, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Egg Dream, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Happy Song, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, The Pods Must Be Free, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Knots, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, Node Growth, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Pods, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Sprouts, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Landscape, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

Ovum, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, Excursion, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Egg Dance, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Mind Structure, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Sea God, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Preparation, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Flowering, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Another Sun, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Bent Light, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 17"x17"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 17"x17"

Current, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x12"

Other Side of the World, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x12"

Strong Turn, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

New Stroke, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Lustration of Green, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Concentration, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Buddiing, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Fingerling, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Interrogation, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Pierce, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Red World, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Sway, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Arc Decision, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Reach, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Horizon, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Seeking, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Soft Vectors, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Figure, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Life Form, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Finding Blue, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Flower, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Visit, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Hot Zone, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Traveling, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Windy, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Ghosts, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Aqcua, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Big Sky, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 24"x36" painting by Orin Buck

2016, acrylic on canvas, 24"x36"

Homestead, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

Old Primaries, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Stand, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Upward, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Sprouting, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

White Strokes, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

From the Depths, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Pastel Vectors, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

White Albums, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 24"x24"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 24"x24"

Dispersal, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Two, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"
Two

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Arc Dance, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Color Dance, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Pollen, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Dragonfly, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Entwinement, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Small Egg, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Field, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Standing Stroke, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

New Structure, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Comfort, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Blue Event, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Cluster, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Nearly Pure Tones, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Family, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Migrations, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Totem Assembly, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Migrations, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Orange Wet, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Garden, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Upward, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Blue Tree, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

Strong, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

In the Field, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

Joint, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Dynamic, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Rich land, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Triangles at Sunset, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Bird, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Shelter, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

Alter Flame, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Red Cloud, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, White Angle Force, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x10"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x10"

Diamond Warm, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 17"x17"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 17"x17"

Diamond Horizon, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 17"x17"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 17"x17"

Finding Green, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Dark Passage, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

White Cliff, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Golden Pavilion, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Visiting Vectors, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Interior, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Hello, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Colors Gawking, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Black Seed, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Meeting, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Earth Air Water Plant, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Blue Sun, 2016 painting by Orin Buck

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Heart Flower, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Life Map, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Jungle, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Slow Day, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

leap, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Dancer, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Red Branching, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Line Dance, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Furnace, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Routing, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Angle Barred, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Red Waiting, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Related Encounters, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Distant Land, 2016, painting by Orin Buck.

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Embers, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Fruiting, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Seed Bearer, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Loci, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Snake Dance, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Growth Vectors, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, Acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Spray, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Reverse Arms, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Branch, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Hiden Sun, 2016 painting by Orin Buck

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Image created by Orin Buck

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, Acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Hop Scene, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Questions, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Plastic Robot, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, Fertile, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Seeding, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Branch, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Seed Tree, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 8"x10"

Image created by Orin Buck

2016, Acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Imminence, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Moulting Node, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Colors in the Fog, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Color Convention, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Strong Lines, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Abstracted, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Abstracted, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Abstracted, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2015, Acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, Landscape, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, One's Own Center of the Universe, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, Snug 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Stride, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Snug, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x10"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x10"

Painting by Orin Buck, Ripples, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Theme and Variation, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, The Blue Extends, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

 2017, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Painting by Orin Buck, Pinkeye, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, Cells, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, Watching, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 24"x18"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 24"x18"

Painting by Orin Buck, Song of Color, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 40"x30"

Song of Color, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 40"x30"

Painting by Orin Buck, Finding, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, Snug 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Hot Grey, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Snug 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Riverscape, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x12"

2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x12"

Painting by Orin Buck, Snug 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Binding, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Painting by Orin Buck, Snug 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Floating Thought, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 9"x12"

Painting by Orin Buck, Snug 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Pair, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Rain World, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, Snug 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Hot Sound, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x10"

 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x10"

Painting by Orin Buck, Snug 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

Painting by Orin Buck, Flow, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9"

Painting by Orin Buck, Snug 2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"

2017, acrylic on canvas, 10"x8"