Trainspotting by Jo O'Brien-Welch


Jo O
Oil on canvas
40 x 50cm
go ,locomotive go!
over 5 years ago
Wow..I stepped right back in time. So atmospheric. Beautiful composition! Sandy Wager
over 5 years
nice depth and color and detail.
a masterpiece!
over 5 years
Wow well done - could not stop looking at this
over 5 years
too good!!!!
over 5 years
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
Very nice and realistic painting! Bravo! Aliki
over 4 years
over 4 years
Just wonderful piece. I love it.
over 4 years
Let your "railway children" get out for adventures. Near to a photograph indeed.
over 4 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 4 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 4 years
wowwwwwww! great drawing!!
over 4 years
Wonderful capture! i love the old stream trains!
over 4 years
Wonderful realism and great subject matter. 5 ***** Mike
over 4 years
molto bello 5*
over 4 years
This is marvelous - I love the detail - You are very talented.
over 4 years
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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.

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