Trainspotting by Jo O'Brien-Welch

Trainspotting

Jo O
Oil on canvas
40 x 50cm
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51 comments
go ,locomotive go!
over 6 years ago
Exceptional skill, great atmosphere...
over 5 years
Awesome! You can feel the adventure of being a child :) love your pic xxox
over 5 years
Love this. Childhood and nostalgia beautifully done Jo. Looking forward to seeing more.
over 5 years
5* for sure for this! Excellent painting, love it :)
over 5 years
This is great, so nostalgic for me, I used to run to watch the steam trains go by on my way to primary school, lovely stuff! :D
over 5 years
Just wonderful piece. I love it.
over 5 years
Nice work Jo. My first impression was that your painting resembles Norman Rockwell.
I watched a bit of a documentary a few days ago about Rockwell. He went through a painstaking process to set up his compositions: models, clothing, lighting, environment, etc., and was one of the first to take advantage of photographing his subject matter with the camera, shooting the scenes that he was so diligent about himself. Just FYI!
over 5 years
I would have liked to have watched the documentary. An art gallery owner once liken that painting to a Rockwell, so I went and researched his work, because in Australia he isn't as well known or a household name, like in America. He was brilliant!! He mastered so many styles too, some very realist and others were very loosely painted. thanks for your comment, this painting now has a new home in Switzerland....:-)
over 5 years
wowwwwwww! great drawing!!
over 5 years
Wonderful capture! i love the old stream trains!
over 5 years
Wonderful realism and great subject matter. 5 ***** Mike
over 5 years
molto bello 5*
over 5 years
fantastic compo.. this is so good. childhood antics so finely captured..! you made me nostalgic.. 5****
over 4 years
Arn't they just lovely boys!
Absolutely beautifully captured.
over 4 years
Thank you Maggie..:-) my favourite is the middle one,and his dad's watch around his arm...
over 4 years
Thank you Alexandra, I'd have to say that this is one of my favourites ....;-)
over 3 years
excellent 5
over 3 years
Thank you so much Enrique...:-) Love your work
over 3 years
Exceptionally beautiful and realistic.
over 3 years
Thank you so much Carmela...:-)
over 3 years
Wow! great work!...lovely composition...love the depth ..and the detail so perfect!.altogether awesome!
over 3 years
Thank you very much Catherina. This painting is one of my personal favourites....:-)
over 3 years
How did I miss this one!! Hope they make it over that fence, could be painful! More awesome detail, the watch,matching socks,barefoot, the shovel, etc...Love the way you can't see there faces, I strive for that more and more, I think it helps put the viewer in there place! Not that "I" would ever climb over someones fence LOL!
I find picking a subject an art in it self! Then the centering, cropping, positioning, did I mention what a fantastic job you did painting it?!
I attempted something similar with my kids waving at a cruise ship,here in town.
Happy painting!
over 3 years
Thank you so much Chris. I think that not being able to see their faces helps people connect with the painting. Yes, great painting start with great subjects! you could have great techique, but if the subject and composition is wrong......
over 3 years
Awesome colours and subject. Great action, too! Boy oh boy, takes me back!!
over 3 years
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This was my first attempt at Charcoal and Chalk, any tips on improving my technique?
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Artist Statement
for Jo O'Brien-Welch
Jo OI 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 paintings. Genuine feedback, good or bad, is...
One of the medium's I really wanted to try was Masking Fluid (Colorless by Windsor Newton), but I had a really hard time applying it to the paper. I shook the...
Hi Jenny, this is outstanding. You have handled the tones and colour contrast brilliantly. Re masking fluid, I avoid it whenever possible, but have found if I... view answer
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