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, November 24, 2012


Think I'm finished.  Please let me know what you think.  Any changes or suggestions for improvement are very much appreciated!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Commiission: Original Photo vs Roughed in Sketch

Original photo

Roughed in sketch - now need to continue with detailing and work on getting skin tones right.  Adding strong shadows will really make or break this painting.  \

Hope to have a lot of time this weekend to finish (or nearly so) 

Any comments or suggestions are definitely most appreciated!!!!!!!!