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, September 18, 2011

"Lightening the Load" WIP (36" x 24")

It's been awhile since I posted anything.  Just about finished.  I decided to simplify the compostition and include just a few items that had to be left at this spot.  Still have work to do on the wagon and oxen, as well as the sage brush to the right of the trail. 

As I paint, I can't help but think about the hardships of those early pioneers.  I can only imagine what they went through.  I also think about lightening my own load.  We spend most of our lives accumulating stuff and to what purpose?  Think it's about time to clean out a closet.