JANNA VANDERVEEN

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...

Mixed Media Painting | Warrior Girl She ruled, not with an iron fist, But with an iron-clad mind, For her identity found footing in love, And her compassion could not be shaken.

Mixed Media Painting | Pixels and Pixies Where science and fantasy meet, Imagination abounds. From the pixels, Pixies emerge, And beauty astounds.

Mixed Media | Fantasy Creatures Sometimes  I splash inks, watercolors, and acrylics onto paper just to see what happens. Within the chaos an image usually forms, and in this case, I found...

Mixed Media Painting | Finger-painted Beauty Vivid, colorful, and full of light, this young woman surfaced on my page as I coaxed her to life with my fingers and brushes.  I painted her on a 4″...

Mixed Media Painting | Girl in Moonlight I completed this 12 1/2″ by 19 1/2″ painting of “A girl in moonlight” using watercolor paints for her face, a variety of inks...

  Acrylic Painting | Groovy Volkswagen Campervan This 20″ by 20″ acrylic painting on canvas of a Volkswagen Campervan was a blast to paint. I loved working with several bright acrylics and a random assortment of...