JANNA VANDERVEEN

Watercolor Painting | Broken yet Beautiful. What a gift we have been given, to be a light in a broken world, to surrender to love and compassion, to embrace the opportunity...

“You are no stranger to the scarSo you can have my wounded heartYou weren’t protected from the painSo you can hold me when I breakYou seek me out and find me...

Watercolor Painting | Hidden I am drawn repeatedly to paint women peering through secret gardens, as if they are inviting me to enter their sacred sanctuaries where suffering, striving, competition, and...

Watercolor Painting | Purple Pansies May your roots sink deep Beside crystal streams. May your leaves climb high In sun-kissed bliss. May your blossoms spread wide Releasing sweetened breath And may...

Mixed Media Painting | Garden of Light The wind, the trees, All bend their knees As love flies next to me, Like lightest air It touches my hair And slowly wakens...

Mixed Media Painting | In Good Hands You prepare a table Within this valley of beauty And my tears flow For I know I am in good hands You and me...

Mixed Media Painting | Paradise When you speak, Wild things rise and shine, All a flutter, And my dreams flourish, Golden in light.

MIXED MEDIA PAINTING | EDEN'S PROMISE EDEN’S PROMISE Golden light grows In this secret garden green, With verdant blossoming flowers Dripping lush nectar sweet. Tantalizing magic is its song,

Watercolor Painting | Green-haired Beauty: “Knock, and he will open the door. Vanish, and he will make you shine like the sun. Fall, and he will raise you to the heavens....

Watercolor Painting | Pretty Posies Mankind is like a garden of blossoming wild flowers, beautiful as a whole, yet stunning with its unique parts and individual differences. May we continually see...

  Mixed Media | Hallowed Night   When the rocks cry out And animals sing They boast of love And peaceful things. Each hallowed night With reverent tone They linger in...

Mixed Media Painting | Blossoms of Light   Kindness intoxicates, its aroma smelling of unconditional love while its beauty rivals the most verdant of blossoming flowers. May we choose today to...

Acrylic Mixed Media Painting | Lilacs and Roses You flourish beneath my wings And your beauty shines. I call you my greatest treasure And I name you wonderful, For you are...

Acrylic Mixed Media Painting | Rose Garden As I was placing the final details on this painting, I had tears leaking down my cheeks. I’d been listening to a song on...

Mixed Media Painting | Star Walker We are star walker’s, each and every one of us, wading through light and darkness, while awakening to goodness and love. In the darkness we...

Mixed Media Painting | French Roses There are moments when I layer prose into my paintings. Amidst the layers of ephemera, inks, watercolors, and acrylics, I nestle words of encouragement, whispers...

Acrylic Painting | Mystery at Midnight I followed a YouTube tutorial by Lucy Brydon, a Gel Printing master, to create this abstract-type, midnight landscape. It consists of many different layers of...

Mixed Media Painting | Penelope Bloom's Ballerina Bunny Penelope Bloom has been on my mind again, along with her beloved toy bunny, reminding me of the purity and innocence of childhood....