Working in isolation

Working in isolation

Great painting- I like all your blues particularly

Such a good painting and beautifully observed. The colours and use of them are first class.

Love the colour scheme and lighting.

Wonderful atmosphere in this painting.

Nearly missed thisTim. You conjure up isolation so well through gesture, composition and colour. Very cleverly painted.

Thanks for your comments. I was very tempted to make the shadows a lot darker at one point as I thought the blues were too blue; but when I looked again at my sketches/photos from my visit, it reminded that it was actually quite light/sunny inside like a greenhouse.

Hang on Studio Wall

A recent oil painting on a primed MDF panel created from sketches and photographs of a signalman in a contemplative mood. Four years ago I was lucky enough to be given permission to spend a morning in the Lowdham signal box, Nottinghamshire, observing the way of life. It is a lovely Midland style box that miraculously still has its original windows. Shame it has now closed.

About the Artist
Tim O'Brien

I am a full-time artist, author and tutor. During my 39-year art career I have enjoyed working with a broad range of clients and subject matter (Landscapes, architecture, animals to transport - ships, cars and aerospace), having started out as a Commercial Artist in the world of advertising &…

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