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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Untitled - Finished??? (24" x 18")

Lowered the horizon and added a few clouds on the left.  Think I'm finished.

Comments and critiques very much appreciated!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

New Composition for currently "Untitled"

I started this painting based on a photo reference of Owen and Austin on the beach. (see earlier posting below)  LOVED the photo, but as a painting, the composition just didn't flow ... left the viewer just going off the left edge with nothing to pull the eye back.  I changed the composition of the original photo and this is what I came up with. I'm thinking that I should lower the horizon line and add some clouds????  Leave it alone and just finish the details???  Please help - Your comments would be most appreciated
 (Note:  the deap ocean color on this pic is much bluer than the original painting.)