Pondering by Jo O'Brien


Pastel on Mi-Teintes TEX paper. 50cm x 70cm. $1,200.00

When I first began painting in 2006, I painted what I loved and from the heart.Then I lost my way a little, following advice about not painting people, and that there is no market for it. I lost inspiration to paint after a while. I am back to painting from the heart and loved painting this painting!!! Yay!! market or no market. My beautiful daughter Kristen is my stunning model...:-)

This painting is also the start of a new beginning for me, as a single mum and I heal from the loss of family unity that I had had for over 20 years....:-) Moving forward!!!!!

Winner of 'Reserve champion' and 'Viewer Choice' award at the Bell art show. Also featured on page 2 of the Australian Artist mag, as an award recipiant of that show...:-)
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Jo Ohttps://www.facebook.com/jowelchfineart/

I am a self taught artist. I began painting in May 2006 with my first painting, Summer of '66, which is shown on this site. And now, 6 years on, I have completed many paintings, from birds, portraits, to old shops, and an old toy truck, and have enjoyed the journey. And now I just recently have begun to experiment with pastels. I put my heart and soul into every painting that I do, and I think that is evident in my work. Although most of my painting are quite realistic, I have tried to add a painterly aspect to them too.

I have a Facebook page, Jo O'Brien Welch fineart , where I also share my art new and progress photos of my paintings.

I love reading all the wonderful comment left on my...
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