JANNA VANDERVEEN

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Watercolor Painting | Nomad She wanders alone, Exploring a world not her own, Seeking someone to love, And a place to call home.

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 forgotten. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)        

This is what happened when I tried a new brand of watercolor paper (ProArt 140# Watercolor 6″x12″)…. 1. The paper sloughed off when I ran my paintbrush over the center of the water-soaked picture. 2, The colors didn’t bleed together as they should have in a wash (the paper was soaked) and left streaks everywhere. 3. Any attempt to spread the streaks around resulted in torn paper. 4. The paper itself took over 5… Read More

Storybook characters really do come to life! At least Snow White’s 7 Dwarves did at Walt Disney world. Wait…is that Sneezy plugging his nose? Is it possible that I stink? Considering it was late at night, incredibly hot, and our wait in line to meet these guys was upwards of 75 minutes, I’d say it was possible. Ha! I love how my daughter is holding Dopey’s hand. These memories will last a lifetime!

Blue shutters and bright red geraniums…I can envision this window along the busy streets of Paris or perhaps the narrow streets of old Quebec.  To make this watercolor painting, I followed a watercolor tutorial by John Lovett and used my new birthday present, a paper stretching board by Ken Bromley, to ensure an unbubbled surface. Both the board and the tutorial worked well. I am happy. (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image)