JANNA VANDERVEEN

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...

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...

Watercolor Painting | Galaxy Girl She holds galaxies in her gaze and dreams life into existence. My muse…Qinni. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image) If you click on the word Qinni...

Watercolor Painting | Love with Abandon Let truth reside in your heart, wisdom on your lips, and compassion in your arms. May you love with abandon. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)  ...

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...

Watercolor Painting | Dreaming of Nebulas With the final edits of “The Shrouded Planet” finally around the bend, I’ve begun to dream of nebulas and the worlds of wonder that they...

Watercolor Painting | Barn on a Hill Welcome to my wonderland, where even the barns whisper of stories untold. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image) A Peter Woolley exercise in watercolor painting.

Fine Art Photography | Pool House in Sunset When my love slumbers Burns out brighter than umber It births starlight for you. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

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...