Trainspotting by Jo O'Brien-Welch


Jo O
Oil on canvas
40 x 50cm
Come on Jo tell the truth: it is photograph isnt it!!!,just joking ---- well what in gods name can any one say about this painting other than"it is fantastic" it is also "beautiful". jeez!! how many times did I rip my shorts in the same scene when I was a kid:
thank for showing this awesome Painting and the recall of wonderful memories of my youth
Great work
regards Jay
over 4 years ago
Thanks very much Jay. This painted was based on a black and white photo taken in 1969. I wasn't born then, so I got permission from the photographer for this one. It was apparently taken on a Saturday and the kids were from a poor family, and wore their school uniform, even on the weekends!! :-)
over 4 years
Jo, I could be here all evening commenting on each and everyone of your amazing paintings, you have such a varied gallery, it is very hard to believe that they are all done by the one artist.This one in particular appealed having 2 sons, 3 grandsons whom I could see doing just this. Your work is perfection and I can't stop looking at it..******
over 4 years
Thank you so much Nyra for your wonderful comments. They really made my day!!!! :-)) X. Sorry to read about your accident :-( but, yeah, a great chance to paint!!! :-)
over 4 years
Very beautiful! and indeed it takes you into a different time!! :)
over 4 years
beautiful painting!
over 3 years
Excellent painting welldone
over 3 years
I love this Jo! such a great painting. It reminds me of my kids, the train ran near my mother's house and they would run down when they heard it coming. They and their cousin used to put coins on the tracks so that the train would flatten them. Oh the joys of childhood! Regards, Netta
over 3 years
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 3 years
Amazing work! Wonderful scene!
over 3 years
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over 3 years
Absolutely LOVE this image! it has a lovely Norman Rockwell feel to it,and we've all done this haven't we ?
over 3 years
what an amazing talent..
over 2 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 2 years
Brilliant work! Olwen ...
over 2 years
I love it. Reminds me of my childhood when the simple things were a big adventure. Norman Rockwell would be quite pleased with this one.
over 2 years
This is so practical...exceedingly well done
over 2 years
Adorable! excellent!
over 2 years
fantastic so lovely of the little blokes up to wagging school and mischive
over 1 year
Your subject and carry out reminds me of the great Artist Norman Rockwell. Lovely detail, color and composition. Laurel
11 months
Great work. Love the subject and the skill.
11 months
lovely piece, full of adventure and fun!
24 days
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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...
If a work it OK to replace it with another? This repeat is not quite the same....does that make it OK?
Love the way you did this piece...beautiful style. As far as doing a copy, I have had that question from buyers. I try never to copy exactly but rather vary... view answer
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