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

Monday, May 9, 2011

"In Their Footsteps" (40 x16) WIP

"Slow progress - but getting there."  I'm sure those exact words were said by the pioneers crossing the seemingly unending expanse of prairie.  Along the trail they would be able to mark their progress as they passed landmarks such as "Chimney Rock", Court House Rock",  "Scotts Bluff", ... just to name a few.  Found a cool website about the Oregon Trail: http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html    Excellent resource!!!

I'm almost finished detailing the distant buttes. Foreground grasses are taking shape, but far from finished. 

Thanks for looking............