JANNA VANDERVEEN

Digital Art | Born of Dreams She materialized to life From the shadowland’s hold. Filled with color and light And visions untold.

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...

Maltese | Lily Belle as My Little Pony I giggle. Seriously. This poochini brings me tremendous joy and laughter. When my daughter and I picked her up from the groomers yesterday and discovered her ombre...

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)

Watercolor Painting | Tulips in Recycled Glass Vase Like the tulip which lifts its head in silence, Revealing blossoms the color of crimson, Your beauty also shines forth, Revealing your value and...

Watercolor Painting | Peace amidst Chaos I took some time to paint this weekend, amidst the stress that broken bones and too much time spent in an emergency room creates.  After things settled, I contemplated...

Watercolor Painting | Pink Fairy Scribbles and scratches. I’ve reopened my children’s books and am editing like crazy…always editing it seems. For me, taking a short break from writing often means...

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 Painting | Blue-haired whimsical Girl I quickly watercolor painted this whimsical girl on a bus ride home from my son’s Mackinaw Island class trip. It was a challenging experiment, considering the frequent sway...

Maltese | Lily Belle Lily Belle casts a ray of sunshine in our family. She soothes tears, inspires laughter, and spreads a whole lot of love with her unwavering loyalty and wet...

Watercolor Painting | Loretta Grayson Inspired Stained Glass Tree My son Gabriel came home from middle school last week with an art assignment; to paint a Loretta Grayson style color theory tree. The project...

Fine Art Photography | Peace Lingers Peace lingers in the valley Which was once filled with fear. Your oasis of beauty Holds my heart dear. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)  

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...