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.


  1. When you said you *started* a painting, I didn't know you were this far along already! I really like the more muted colors in this one. Are you planning on doing more with the shading on his left hand to give more definition of separation between the back of his hand and his wrist?

  2. Beautiful, as always!