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

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"The Banjo Player" WIP (24" x 36")

I started this painting of the banjo player last week. I'm using a reference photo originally taken by Allen Russell.
Link to Mr. Russell's main page:
Allen Russell Photography "Life in the American West" http://www.allenrussellphoto.com/

Thanks Allen for permission to use your photo for my painting. You can view the reference photo at Montana Old Time Fiddlers Picnic, Livingston...

Christmas break next week!!! Looking forward to spending time with family and friends!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

820 John Deere (12" x 12") WIP

Here is the final product......."820 John Deere" and "Nathan" (You can take the boy off the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the boy)

Just about finished. Have some minor adjustments to do and a few details.

Companion panel - nearing completion.

Needed to let Nathan dry before doing any more. Hope to be finished with both panels in a week or so.