JANNA VANDERVEEN

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...

A Tonal Watercolor Study: Farmhouse in the Dell Fingers of fog, Desecrate lightly The farmhouse in the dell Where silence walks And stone walls talk And darker stories dwell. ~ Janna Vanderveen This watercolor painting...

(Watercolor: Girl with Red Umbrella) A Poem of Thankfulness Your love is everlasting Your arms reach far and wide You carry me in splendor You never leave my side Upon your...

The Robin The north wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what will poor robin do then, Poor thing? He’ll sit in a barn, And keep himself warm, And...

Sailing somber seas Soft skies encroach muted trees Heavy with sorrow Striving, always striving… Tear drops driving A repeat of tomorrow. ~ Janna (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Waves and Storms Such fickle thorns Which billow and blow Shouting, “GO! NO! GO!” You staunch threadbare wings Ensnaring the one who sings Fly fairy, flee Find your victory. ~ Janna...

Hatchlings birth On the longest night When three moons align At the peak of twilight An immediate pairing Hatchling and sprite Two minds for sharing If the melding’s done right. ~ Janna...

Battle weary Morale dreary The war won But not done Insane Is the pain For loved ones slain Grief falls like rain Crashing Lashing In roiling waves Drowning graves In sorrow...

Moons Runes Muttering buffoons A sordid lot, my crew Torn sails Broken rails The thorn of my travails A beastly ship, this canoe Rotten health Dwindling wealth No pride or stealth...

Chain mail and fire Nightmare or desire Soft feathers of flight Hardened scales of might Violent energy in hands Sizzling violet strands Of power For this hour Foreseen and foretold In prophesies of...

Inside autumn’s dream A pixie popinjay Weaves golden leaves as one Into a grand toupee. With wings so very sheer Your dance a grand ballet And preen before the crowd In...

Faerie and pixie, Both wearing green, Frolic beside, A blue-flowing stream. Both tiny and large Sprinkling star-dust with glee Proving size doesn’t matter. Where there’s inner beauty. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click...

Waters blue Cold oceans deep Dark roiling clouds Watch mermaids sleep Awaken light Fling starlight fair Revive the dead And answer prayer. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image)...

Verdant green Is the space between Where hidden vale And forgotten tale Boasts sprites and gnomes With tree-built homes (Photo Credit: http://www.wallpaperpin.com) Click on the thumbnail for high-definition image.

Dragonrider queen With plumage ever fair Your dragon ate my cow And now I’ve none to spare. Your beauty is unworldly Your exploits told in song Your dragon’s legendary So please...

Gales of change Announce a fight arranged Beneath snow-capped trees While the maiden fair With the wind-blown hair Rests a sabre on her knees. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on photo for full resolution)...

Crazed is the gaze Of sorrow worn, When flesh fails to adorn This metallic face. So violently erased Torn, rendered, disgraced. Ripped apart, Like my shattered heart. Oh, but your eyes Dripping tears, from blue skies You...

Deep within your hallowed heart Beats blood of truest red. Poured out for me, you gave your life Whispering words of love instead. You won my heart with great aplomb Ransomed...