JANNA VANDERVEEN

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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, and wonder. The forest looms, yet is beautiful. The princess appears to be lost and alone, yet is accompanied by her faithful friend (the bunny). Her bunny seems trapped, unless it climbed onto the branch to nestle in the crook of… Read More

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 from the great Lucy Brydon, a master Gelli print artist, I decided to experiment with my supplies to create an image which has been floating around in my mind. Using muted tones, I created a landscape scene using a Gelli plate… Read More

Digital Art | Freedom This morning I wish you freedom and life. May your day reveal the sweet surprise of unfettered kindness as you walk in love with all you meet.

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)

Watercolor attempt #15 Art day is always fun with my children. We pile the kitchen table high with markers, papers, crayons, pencils, paints, etc…and go to town creating. My kids hunker around me and we bond. 🙂 My middle-born son drew Pixel World. My daughter illustrated a heart with her best friend Bella on it, and her cousin. In a sad twist of fate, we lost it. However, she’s not let that get her down, promising to… Read More

A family of robins decided the lush, weeping cherry tree beside our front door would be a perfect place to start their new family.   With beaks full of twigs, grass, and leaves, they carefully crafted a nest to house their tiny blue eggs. With anticipation, we wait to see the little one’s emerge. “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t… Read More