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
Working on a painting for my sister. It's her grandsons playing football, and their cat is watching from inside - wishing she could play too. Almost finished. Just have to put final touches on the throw rug and add some shadow to the house under the pine tree. Also have to figure out how to make it look like you are inside looking through the patio door.
(18" x 24")
I always appreciate comments, suggestions, critiques ........... Thank You!!!
Started working on a commission piece for cousin Judi. The sky is almost finished, and the foreground is blocked in. Next step is to add native plants and grasses to the pasture scene, maybe some yucca on the right and a few Mexican hat and penstemons dispersed through the grasses. The final touch will be crepuscular rays (sun rays) coming down from the left illuminating the path.
New Beginnings (40" x 30")
Thanks for looking. Comments and critiques are always more than welcome!!!
This is a painting of a woman in her "Red Sundress". The sky and the sea are dark after a long stormy night, but the sun rises between them - separating the darkness and offering hope. The clouds are breaking up and there is a patch of blue sky. The red dress, as in the first painting of the woman in the red sundress is her Courage. As the sun rises, she knows she can face life with confidence. The night is past. Today is a new day. She has an awakening, a spiritual epiphany, a lighting of the fire in her heart that she knew was always there, but was afraid. Now with confidence she faces the sunrise, a new beginning. She is a strong woman able to face the challenges of life. There will be other storms, but she has her red sundress and will put it on and face them.