JANNA VANDERVEEN

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I recently completed an Ivy Newport class on abstract painting, which I loved!!! There I learned a whole new way of expression through art. I am drawn to the mystery of it all, with its implied stories and unique interpretations. In this mixed media painting, I first used charcoal, inks, ephemera, Inktense pencils, acrylics, and then Procreate. #GirlatDusk #IvyNewport #AcrylicPainting #CreateWonder

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 and open acrylic paints. Drawing into… Read More

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 seemed a little daunting, so I offered to do one alongside him. Together we looked up Loretta Grayson’s web page and discovered that she had an on-line tutorial explaining how to complete this project. We’d been told to use water medium paints for our own project, versus the Caran D’ache oil pastels used… Read More

She fell in love and marveled At the beauty of it all. ~ Janna Vanderveen A study of Jane Davenport art, an exercise in Wonderland.

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! This particular sketch took me less than 3 minutes to craft. I love its loose lines and whimsy. Supplies Used: Sketch Paper, Elegant Writer, Derwent Inktense Pencils, Overlays

Rooted in the tree of life, she flourished. ~ Janna Vanderveen

She speaks with love  And lets compassion guide her way.  ~ Janna Vanderveen

Mixed Media | Collage Girl “Her skin holds the keyTo a world of mystery.Foretelling hidden secretsAnd a life of beauty.”  ~ Janna Vanderveen  

My watercolor study of Danielle Donaldson’s work.