Trainspotting by Jo O'Brien
Apart from this painting being so well painted, it has so much to tell also and it captures so much, you could read it as the child that accomplishes, the child the tries so hard and the child that stays safe. Basically it means something different to everyone and thats what its all about!! I love it.
over 4 years ago
over 4 years
Absolutely LOVE this image! it has a lovely Norman Rockwell feel to it,and we've all done this haven't we ?
over 4 years
what an amazing talent..
over 3 years
Love this! Beautiful story telling, without seeing the faces..Something I'm working on with "Tykes on trikes."
Amazing use of composition and color pallet here. I feel the excitement of the moment!
over 3 years
Brilliant work! Olwen ...
over 3 years
This is so practical...exceedingly well done
over 3 years
Adorable! excellent!
over 3 years
fantastic so lovely of the little blokes up to wagging school and mischive
over 2 years
Your subject and carry out reminds me of the great Artist Norman Rockwell. Lovely detail, color and composition. Laurel
over 1 year
Great work. Love the subject and the skill.
over 1 year
lovely piece, full of adventure and fun!
10 months
Outstanding painting, terrific composition, and wonderful story telling. You are a superb realist painter. Obviously while self taught you have incredible talent. I was self taught also and didn't take lessons until I was 65. I read everything I can on composition, color and pastel techniques. They are a wonderful medium.
9 months
Very real, so beautiful!
4 months
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Artist Statement
for Jo O'Brien
Jo O

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...
I loved painting this pic I let the paint flow along with the tears. Have you painted a place that reminds you of a lost loved one?
Jacqui, this is such a beautiful tribute for your brothers. There is such a feeling of love and gentleness when I look at this. Very emotive piece. Yes I... view answer
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