JANNA VANDERVEEN

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....

Mixed Media Painting | Girl at Dusk I recently completed an Ivy Newport class on abstract painting, which I loved!!! There I learned a whole new way of expression through art....

Mixed Media Painting | Bokeh Girl I almost…almost threw away this painting. It’s ugly stage lasted way too long, and I thought it was not salvageable, especially since I was trying...

Watercolor Painting | Impressionistic Girl I recently completed a Fancy Lassies art class by Kate Thompson. This is my first attempt at painting a fancy lassies whimsical girl. It was fun...

Mixed Media Painting | Fluffy Puppy 2 My daughter and I tackled another mixed media painting together, after she asked me to paint her a second puppy portrait to place on...

Mixed Media Painting | Fluffy Puppy My daughter and I collaborated on this painting. She drew the puppy which I then painted using inks, acrylics, gelatos, neocolor 2’s, oil pastels, and...

 I cannot begin to tell you how much fun it is to paint freely and forget all the rules.  This abstract painting was inspired by Juliette Crane’s, “Wild and Free” course....

Mixed Media | When Starlight Dances When starlight dances, It bequeaths pure light, Empowering fireflies, And princesses alike. It whispers of magic, It resonates might, It sings in the darkness, And...

Mixed Media Painting | Wanderer This painting captivates me. I find myself contemplating the untold story within its layers, only to grapple with the feelings it evokes, ones of sadness, intrigue,...

Acrylic Painting | Camping at Dusk I tried my hand at creating something a little different this week, compared to my usual splashy, color-filled paintings. Having recently learned some new skills...

Acrylic Finger Painting | Girl in Forest I had a vision of a girl standing between the trees with her bunny, staring out at the world. She was neither happy nor...

Acrylic Painting | Magical Forest I recently stumbled across Canadian painter, Melissa Mckinnon’s artwork.  I have long-loved incorporating finger-painting into my artwork, as evidenced by my previous paintings, and felt inspired...

Mixed Media Painting | Tamara Laporte Style "Flower and Ink Girl" One of my favorite on-line art teachers is Tamara Laporte from willowing.org in South England. An accomplished artist and soon to be author, she has...

Watercolor Girl | Patriot's Heart This is the second, in a series of three watercolor thank-you cards, featuring my whimsical princess with her bunny.  I love painting sunsets and valleys reflecting the...

Watercolor Girl | Patriot's Heart This is the first, in a series of three watercolor thank-you cards, featuring my whimsical princess with her bunny.  I love how it turned out. I used a...

Watercolor Painting | Diving Deep No matter how deep you fall, or to what depths you dive, I am there. I descended to the depths to be with you, but I didn’t...

Watercolor Painting | The Princess and the Pea I completed this 9″ x 13″ watercolor illustration on 140 lb. watercolor paper using Winsor Newton and Maimeri Blu watercolor paints.