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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

Friday, October 28, 2011


I've been studying the painting I'm doing of Owen and Austin sitting on the beach.  There is something about the composition that just doesn't seem right.  The more I look at it, the more I think I'm going to have to change the placement of the boy on the left.  Focus starts on the right, then moves left, then moves left and off the canvas...nothing brings the eye back into the painting.  And so........... I'm going to change the orientation of the boy on left and hopefully this will fix the composition problem. 

Happy Painting!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. My eyes are feeling like they slip right off the end of the canvas. I like that this painting is fairly "simple," but it seems like you still need something "sticky" to keep your eyes from moving away.