JANNA VANDERVEEN

Watercolor and Mixed Media Portrait | Wild Love “Wild love dares to lose, seeks to refind, rethinks what was lost, and embraces transformation.” (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Watercolor and Mixed Media Painting | Woman in Polka Dot Dress For Christmas this year, I received a lovely tutorial by Jane Davenport from my wonderful in-laws, on figure drawing.  After watching several of...

Mixed Media | Collage Girl “Her skin holds the key To a world of mystery. Foretelling hidden secrets And a life of beauty.” (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Watercolor Painting | Tulips in Blue Vase My tulips are red In this vase of blue With petals so sweet They blossom for you. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Mixed Media Painting | Magical Girl She breathed hope like fairy dust And danced On the wind. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Watercolor Eiffel Tower | Pray for Paris As our prayers rise like incense Let peace fall like rain Saturating the hearts Of all who ache and despair. ~ Janna  (Click on...

Watercolor Illustration | Children's Book I am having a fun time developing a new set of characters for another children’s book. Sheep has a bad day and learns to use healthy language...

Watercolor Illustration | Fairy and Sprites Rainbows and pearls  Adorn fairies and sprites Who dust imaginations With magic and light. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Watercolor Character | Halloween Hyacinth (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Watercolor Illustration | Character Design Fancy Franny has pizzazz. She dresses to the nines, wears her hair in elaborate styles, and lives the high life. Over the last month, I completed an...

Watercolor Illustration | Heart Girl (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Last night, I became God’s greatest cheerleader. I know that sounds cheesy, but if you’d been watching me in my backyard, you’d understand the statement, and probably have a good laugh at my expense. Clouds...

Random Watercolor Painting of a Deep Sea Angler Fish Random paintings occasionally appear out of nowhere. Seriously.  I found this deep-sea angler fish dried on the inside lid of my Winsor Newton...

A Message of Hope | Psalm 23 When darkness encroaches and death overshadows the valley, have no fear, for I am with you. The shadows are lies and death an illusion. But take heart, for I’ve...

Watercolor Rhododendrons Glazing washes of watercolor (the art of grisaille) involves layering translucent colors to create a range of values that glow. If that sounds easy, guess again.  There are days that I feel...

Watercolor Painting of Roses in Vase Dabbling with roses With love and with light This paintbrush of prose Births color and life. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Watercolor of Open Window at Night with Two Moons She rose from her bed, Cobwebs in her head, And studied the light in her room. Through windows it played Pale fingers...

Watercolor Hydrangea in Blue Vase Grander earth has quaked before Moved by the sound of His voice Seas that are shaken and stirred Can be calmed and broken for my regard...

Our desire to create is fueled by the power of our imagination. We only need to observe a child playing to see that this is true. Take my daughter’s artwork as an...

There is always light in darkness and beauty in imperfection. The key is perception…. I almost didn’t complete this watercolor painting.  Almost. I was tempted to rip it apart midway, but...