Trainspotting by Jo O'Brien
Brilliant work! Olwen ...
over 3 years ago
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 3 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!
over 1 year
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.
over 1 year
Very real, so beautiful!
7 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 am loving pastels as a medium but I am frustrated that this portrait among other work has been spoiled by using fixative. Even the best stuff tends to darken...
Ian, I use pastel all the time. I occasionally use fixative in the very early stages, but no more than that. When I have finished the work, I give it a good... view answer
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