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

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Approaching Storm" (36 x 24) WIP

Summer storms on the great plains - there's nothing like them.  Just when you think this might be the year you'll get a good wheat harvest, one of these monsters rears it's ugly head and within 5 minutes your entire field is pulverized leaving your with nothing but bills and the hope that next year will be better.
Nearly finished with the cloud, but  the wheat field needs a lot of work.

I was hoping to have this finished in time for the art show this weekend, but doesn't look like it.  White takes such a long time to dry. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cheyenne County Art Guild Show

The 39th Annual Cheyenne County Art Guild Show is coming up next weekend,  April 1-3, at the Cheyenne County Community Center in Sidney, NE. Times for viewing the exhibit

Friday:  5p.m.-8p.m ("artists reception"),
Sat: 9a.m. - 7p.m. (I'll be greeter from 11a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday: 12 noon - 4:30 p.m.

I'm excited to be able to show a few of my oil paintings and some of my doodle art in my first formal show.   Oil paintings I'll be showing include "The Banjo Player",  "The Fiddler", "Walking Home", "Highland Cows", and "Papa and Ted".

If you're looking for something to do in the Sidney, NE area the weekend of April 1st - check it out.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"The Fiddler" (24 x 30)

Think I'm going to call this finished.   


Ready to start my next project.

Friday, March 4, 2011

"The Fiddler" (30 x 24) WIP

A llittle more done on "The Fiddler"  For some reason, I'm not able to get a clear photograph.  It's interesting when you see a photo, the spots that really need work, places that need their edges sharpend and those that need to be softened.  I'm fairly happy with this so far. 

Thanks for looking