self portrait

Posted on Posted in black and white, blog of art, drawings, essays, figurative art, oil pastels, pastels, portraiture, self portrait


earlier this year, on august 7th, the day before my 37th birthday, I wrecked on my bicycle my collar bone was broken and I needed to have surgery. I am all healed now, but for several months it was tons of oxycodone, and no real lifting. I did a lot of black and white pastels during this time. I seldom do self portraits, but I thought I should do one to document this time.


Posted on Posted in blog of art, essays, flowers, gallery


several years back i moved into a house, had no box spring under my twin sized mattress, (more…)

Rainy Day Singalong • songs from the kitchen

Posted on Posted in blog of art, music-poetry, musicians, videos

Rainy Day Sing Along

by Brian Wayne Jansen


Rainy Day Sing Along


“and it’s raining in Topeka,

I think that’s in Kansas,

and that’s far away from here,

but it feels like only a daydream away.

when I know for a fact,

that even Happy People get the blues.


ladadadudee, ladadadudeee, ladadaduday.

and it seems like there’s only

sad news on my doorstep, in the paper,

that’s why I don’t read it, I just leave it as it stands,

and I don’t buy into your big, commercial demands,

when I know for a fact that even, Happy People get the blues.

ladadadudee, ladadadudee, ladadaduday.

Rainy Day Sing Along

– Brian Wayne Jansen

songs from the kitchen

scenes from a break up

Posted on Posted in blog of art, essays, figurative art, gallery, musicians, paintings, videos



This is a series I did to back in 2013.  I am currently displaying a new painting from the series nightly on my instagram feed @skinnybjansen. But how did these paintings come to be? What is the story behind their inception? To find that out, watch the video below! Cheers!