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

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..........


  1. Sheila you've really refined your skills. I love your details in the face. Keep this up and you should open a gallery. Brother Fred

  2. Very nice! Finishing up the shading on the picking fingers definitely did the trick!