JANNA VANDERVEEN

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...

Mixed Media Painting | Refiner's Fire Recently, I lay awake in bed, convicted of a thought which would not release me to sleep. In the darkness of my bedroom, I slipped on...

 Watercolor Painting | Girl Holding Lantern at Night I completed a second watercolor painting for a friend, in my series, “Be Thou My Vision.” I envisioned a girl holding a lantern,...

Watercolor Painting | Visions Unseen  Be though my vision When I cannot see. Whether waking or sleeping Reveal yourself to me. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Mixed Media | An Ode to Nice, France Sorrow fills the silence When love’s sweet iris falls. Come gather scattered blossoms, And cradle petals strong. Let’s raise our valiant banners, And paint...

Watercolor | You are not Alone Truth is the sorrow which lingers in my tears. Love is the compassion Which erases all your fears. You are not alone. You are not...

Mixed Media Card | So Thoughtful It’s spring break, the kids are home from school, and writing is NOT happening. I should be throwing myself into book 2, but have decided to...

Mixed Media Painting | Girl Falling in Love She fell in love and marveled At the beauty of it all. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image) A Jane Davenport exercise in...

Mixed Media | 3 Minute Sketch Imaginative friends are a wonderful treat! Today I indulged my creative side by spending time with my great friend, Debi. We discussed book writing, story development, and practiced drawing people. What a blast!...

Mixed Media Portrait | Ocean Nymph Rooted in the tree of life, she flourished. (Click on thumbnail for full resolution image)

Mixed Media | Portrait of Flower Princess She speaks with love And lets compassion guide her way. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Mixed Media Painting | Riverside Birch By the beach I linger For you, my spark, my tinder You are my delight For your words alight My tired heart of cinder. (Click on thumbnail for...