JANNA VANDERVEEN

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Watercolor Painting | Waning Sun Even when the sun wanes, You are not alone, For in darkness, My love shines brightest for you.

Digital Art Painting | Moon Princess Would you awaken the moon For a glimpse of the queen? Would you open your eyes And risk being seen? For she laces the frost With her silver-hearted breath, Creating beauty in madness, She whispers life into death.

Mixed Media Painting | Pixels and Pixies Where science and fantasy meet, Imagination abounds. From the pixels, Pixies emerge, And beauty astounds.

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 worth.

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 our tower’s tall. For Marianne, oh sweet Marianne, We’ll remember freedom song. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

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)  

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 Painting | Tulips in Blue Vase My tulips are red In this vase of blue With petals so sweet They blossom for you. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Mixed Media Painting | Magical Girl She breathed hope like fairy dust And danced On the wind. (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Last night, I became God’s greatest cheerleader. I know that sounds cheesy, but if you’d been watching me in my backyard, you’d understand the statement, and probably have a good laugh at my expense. Clouds hung heavy in the sky. snuffing out the stars and moon in a blanket of greyness.  Two of my children bounced on our trampoline, their eyes glued to the East as if their attention would convince the moon to show. Another one of my children… Read More

Watercolor Painting of Roses in Vase Dabbling with roses With love and with light This paintbrush of prose Births color and life. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Watercolor of Open Window at Night with Two Moons She rose from her bed, Cobwebs in her head, And studied the light in her room. Through windows it played Pale fingers that splayed Dispelling the darkness and gloom. Like a fairy it called And she followed, enthralled Ensnared by its enticing tune She peered through her blinds Astonished to find Bright stars and the face of two moons. Two moons glowing pale As if hung on a scale… Read More

Watercolor Hydrangea in Blue Vase Grander earth has quaked before Moved by the sound of His voice Seas that are shaken and stirred Can be calmed and broken for my regard Through it all, through it all My eyes are on You Lord Through it all, through it all It is well with me. ~ Kristene DiMarco (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image) Reference Photo Inspiration: Heidi from One Girl Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/onegirlphoto/4525231113/in/album-72157623382989087

A Tonal Watercolor Study: Farmhouse in the Dell Fingers of fog, Desecrate lightly The farmhouse in the dell Where silence walks And stone walls talk And darker stories dwell. ~ Janna Vanderveen This watercolor painting of an English cottage is my second assignment in Peter Woolley’s Watercolor For Beginners DVD: Tone and Composition. (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image)      

The Robin The north wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what will poor robin do then, Poor thing? He’ll sit in a barn, And keep himself warm, And hide his head under his wing, Poor thing! ~ Mother Goose (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image) Watercolor: Robin in Snow

Sailing somber seas Soft skies encroach muted trees Heavy with sorrow Striving, always striving… Tear drops driving A repeat of tomorrow. ~ Janna (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Waves and Storms Such fickle thorns Which billow and blow Shouting, “GO! NO! GO!” You staunch threadbare wings Ensnaring the one who sings Fly fairy, flee Find your victory. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Hatchlings birth On the longest night When three moons align At the peak of twilight An immediate pairing Hatchling and sprite Two minds for sharing If the melding’s done right. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on thumbnail to see high-resolution image) Photo Credit: http://www.fanpop.com

Battle weary Morale dreary The war won But not done Insane Is the pain For loved ones slain Grief falls like rain Crashing Lashing In roiling waves Drowning graves In sorrow For a better tomorrow. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on thumbnail to see high-resolution image) Photo Credit: http://www.wallpaperhere.com

Moons Runes Muttering buffoons A sordid lot, my crew Torn sails Broken rails The thorn of my travails A beastly ship, this canoe Rotten health Dwindling wealth No pride or stealth Given in search of you. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on thumbnail to see high-resolution image) Photo Credit: http://www.widewallpapers.us