Tim O’Brien is an established freelance portrait painter and illustrator for the past 50 years. His realistic portraits have featured in many popular magazines like TIME, Rolling Stone, Business Week, Entertainment weekly etc. He has created several award winning surreal oil paintings which have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles. Most of his surreal paintings literally come alive on the page. He also teaches people how to master his techniques, he says, “I do a detailed drawing on gessoed panel. I work on sepia or grey half tone and draw with pencil, charcoal pencil, colored pencil, gouache. When that is done I use an airbrush to even tones and set the key of the artwork and add light and dark to areas. I then apply an acrylic coat to the drawing and paint over it in thin layers of oil paint. There, all the details and no secrets”. In this post we have included 50 Beautiful and Surreal Oil Paintings by Tim O’ Brien.