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, December 21, 2011

"Untitled" (48" x 30") WIP

Beginning a commission painting of a wide open prairie - no trees - no buildings - just the wide open space of the high plains.  Want to give the impression of the "see-nothing-forever" landscape of the high plains.

Have the prairie roughed in - started with a yellowish/green under painting. No details yet.

  Currently working on the sky.


Starting to add a bit more detail to the foreground grasses. 

Let me know what you think so far.  All comments and critiques are very much appreciated!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Possible Title?

How's this for a title:  "Red Pail Construction Company"

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Watching Paint Dry .........

Has it been a month since I posted something new?  My easel is not standing empty, but I don't have anything to show just yet.  I'm currently working on a large prairie scene, and a still life done in a similar style to "The Apple Peeler". .  I also have a couple of paintings that are anxiously waiting to be back on the easel for that final "fiddle factor".   Hope to post something from my easel later this week.

The title of this blog post, "Watching Paint Dry" is an interesting concept.  To many it conjures up ideas of being very bored - just watching paint dry.  You've heard the old saying, "As much fun as ............."  Some may think it to be a total waste of time.  Others may think it a bit off center and a foolish way to spend time.  I, however, find watching paint dry a relaxing way to slow down - be quiet - think - contemplate.....

So, take some time from the business of your day.  Get a cup of your favorite hot beverage, sit and enjoy "watching paint dry".