Welcome to my little corner of the universe.

My journey into the world of art began by watching Mom. She could work magic with a bit of paint and a brush. I was fascinated by how she could transform a flat blank canvas into a beautiful work of art. Now, several years later, I'm continuing in the footsteps I followed as a child watching Mom. Thanks for your inspiration and guidance!!!!

"If you don't try - you won't know you can...." Marie (Mom) Janssen

Friday, March 19, 2010

Highland Cows - WIP (36" x 24")

These Highland Cows are going to present quite a challenge - how to make them look like hairy beasts instead of haystacks with legs. So far, have a rough under painting - next step is to block in shade and shadow.

I found the reference photo for this painting on an artist's website, "Wetcanvas". The photographer lives in Scotland and the cows were in his neighbor's pasture. Thank you "Shadwell" for permission to use your photo as a reference to paint these amazing hairy beasts.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Panning for Gold

Almost finished!!! I decided to change the background a bit. Thought I needed to refine the trees more.