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

Friday, July 14, 2017

On my easel - Ella Wants to Play Too!!

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!!!

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Beginnings (40 x 30)

Complete???  I added a bit more sunray on the right.  I think it needed it.  Let me know what you think.  All critiques are very much appreciated!!!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

"New Beginnings" Almost Finished???

I think I'm almost finished with this commission piece.

New Beginnings (40" x 30")

 I see that there may need to be some tweaking of the foreground.  
Thank you for looking.  If there is anything that you see that needs attention please let me know.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

New Beginnings (40" x 30")

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!!!