figurative

Expressive figurative painting, paintings of people, Paula O’Brien, Gibsons, BC, dynamic colorful figurative painting

Las Fallas parade children

Las Fallas parade children Oils on canvas Palette knife alla prima 24 x 24 2015 Colorful oil paintings from my photographs from the fabulous Las Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. Young girls and boys in rich traditional costumes, falleras and falleros., as close as they get to being young princesses and princes… Lots of texture …

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Las Fallas, Falleras

Las Fallas, Falleras Oils on canvas Palette knife alla prima 24 x 24 2015 Colorful oil paintings from my photographs from the fabulous Las Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. Ornate dresses on young girls in traditional procession in Valencia. A photographer’s dream festival… Contemporary oil painting, Las Fallas, Spain. Lots of texture and scratching, palette …

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Valencia Parade Girls

Valencia Parade Girls Oils on canvas 24 x 18 2015 Colorful oil paintings from my photographs from the fabulous Las Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. This charming little girl in her fluffy white cape just melted me. Thousands of children in richly ornate traditional costumes parade through the streets of Valencia for days. Costumed girls, …

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Valencia, Las Fallas girl in costume

Valencia, Las Fallas girl in costume Oils on canvas 18 x 24 2015 Colorful oil paintings from my photographs from the fabulous Las Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. The young girls in their exquisite costumes and finely decorated hair were stunning! Read about Valencia’s Las Fallas festival. Related works Las Fallas parade children Las Fallas, …

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Gentleman in Fitzwilliam

Gentleman in Fitzwilliam Oils on canvas 20 x 16 2015 Colorful oil paintings of visitors in European art museums. These gentlemen were captured in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK. Studio paintings from travels to England. Related works Las Fallas parade children Las Fallas, Falleras Valencia Parade Girls

Two Gentlemen at Rijksmuseum

Two Gentlemen at Rijksmuseum Oils on canvas 20 x 16 2015 Colorful oil paintings of visitors in European art museums. These two gentlemen were snapped in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. The incredible red walls were a stunning backdrop! Related works Las Fallas parade children Las Fallas, Falleras Valencia Parade Girls

Woman with red hair, Rijksmuseum

Woman with red hair, Rijksmuseum Oils on canvas 20 x 16 2015 Colorful oil paintings of visitors in European art museums. This red haired beauty was snapped in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. I wish I could have asked her to pose for more photos but too many people, too fast! Studio paintings from travels to Netherlands. Related …

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Woman With Red Flowers

Woman With Red Flowers Oils on canvas, palette knife, alla prima 2014 16 x 16 inches A lovely young woman with red flowers in her hair in colorful costume from our lively Sea Cavalcade Parade. Related works Las Fallas parade children Las Fallas, Falleras Valencia Parade Girls

An American Elegy

An American Elegy Oils on canvas, alla prima Live performance painting to Sunshine Coast Orchestra Band 2013 16 x 20 inches This was an exciting live painting event. We responded to the innovative lively music and created works from music we had never heard before and no foreknowledge of. This 40 minute section of music …

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