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, October 29, 2011

"The Apple Peeler" (24 x 18)

We bought an antique apple pealer at an auction...lots of gears and really cool mechanics.  Gary thought it would make a good subject for a painting.  Skeptically, I agreed.  Actually, don't think it turned out half bad.

On a side note:  I started to rework the Owen and Austin painting.  As I said in a previous post, the composition just wasn't working.


  1. Sheila, as you know, I love this painting. Wonderful composition, values, colors, lights against dark. Super painting.