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

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"The Fiddler" (24 x 30) WIP

My next project - The Fiddler.  Have a pretty good start.  Trying out a few differnt techniques.  As you can see, the vest isn't finished yet and there is a lot of detail work and sharpeninng of edges to be done.  Hope to be finished soon. 

Again - all comments and critiques are very much appreciated!!!

Painting is a journey.............................we learn along the way.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

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

Think I'll call finished.   Thanks again Mr. Allen Russell for permission to use your photo for my painting. You can view the reference photo on Mr. Russell's web page "Life in the American West" ( Montana Old Time Fiddlers Picnic, Livingston...)

This has been quite a journey..........

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"The Banjo Player" (WIP)

We had a snow day today!!! Was happy to have time to work on "The Banjo Player". There's still quite a bit to do yet before calling him finished, but making progress.

Thanks for looking~