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

Monday, September 27, 2010

"April in Alaska" (WIP)

A little more progress. Starting to define Josephine a bit more. Nearing the end of this journey. Still a lot more to do until complete ... mostly details.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"April in Alaska" WIP

Here's what I accomplished today. Think it's comming along. Have a lot to do before I call this one finished. Next step is to work on Josephine, the fire pit, and details.......details......details.....

A bit more tweeking on the background - still not quite right, but getting there. Can't wait to start working on the kids.

Monday, September 20, 2010

"April in Alaska" (WIP)

A bit more done on the trees. Starting to define the Aspens in front of the greenhouse. Will put some aspens on the right to balance the tall trees on the left.

Stop back in a couple days and see what's new..............

Saturday, September 18, 2010

"April in Alaska" WIP (18 x 24)

It's been awhile since I've posted anything. School started and I've been very busy trying to work out the kinks in a new curriculum. But, took time to relax and work on a new painting.

My nephew and his family lived in Alaska for several years. My sister Marcia wanted a painting of a special time they had roasting hotdogs with their grandchildren Josephine and William when they were there last April. The composition of the painting includes Denali Mountain. Though not really this close to their house as seen in the painting, Marcia wanted to include it because it's such an icon to Alaska. The building in the background is a greenhouse.

I have a long way to go to finish this, but have a fairly good start. And so I start on another journey of learning and discovery....