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

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"The Banjo Player" WIP

Update on progress - still a long way to go.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

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

Yay!!! Christmas Break!!!! That means I have some time to work on "The Banjo Player" . His face is starting to take shape. There's a lot of character to capture. I'm sure he has quite a few stories to tell... Someone told me that each line on your face is a little remnant of a past experience. Happy or sad, each traces it's mark. From the referance photo, the banjo player must have had a very happy life - I hope to be able to capture that. So far, just the basics.

Leave a comment if you like - critiques are always very welcome. It's how I learn and improve.