Siana Goodwin

Hi I'm Siana! Creator of Siana's Canvas and passionate artist/illustrator Feel free to drop me an email at [email protected] or follow me on facebook and instagram @sianascanvas

Siana Goodwin

Why I paint the bodies..

I have had a few questions in the past about why I paint the things that I paint. For example: Colourful figures of close up female body studies. The truth is, for one I think they're beautiful, but most importantly I like talking about the uncomfortable. As an A-Level student I studied psychology, sociology and Fine Art and I surrounded myself with friends who would openly discuss the world, society, politics and the criminal justice system. This resulted in me becoming a very socially aware y
Siana Goodwin
Siana Goodwin
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A new introduction

Hello and welcome back! It's been a while.. To put things simply, VelvetNavy as you knew it will no longer be VelvetNavy as you knew it. I am scrolling back through my old posts (now unpublished, squirreled away for my own entertainment) and I find myself cringing and rolling my eyes. It's safe to say I've changed a lot since I started my blog, and I tried to move the posts along as I grew, but eventually fell out of love with blogging as I felt like I should be sticking to my old content. So
Siana Goodwin
Siana Goodwin
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Quarantine checklist- A list of things to do during lockdown

Hello and welcome back to another post full of ideas of things to do when you're bored. Except, this one is a little more important, since we are currently at the heart of a Global Pandemic, and everyone is stuck inside until the storm calms :/ Fear not, there is plenty to do from the comfort of your own home to distract you from your inevitable boredom (I know you're all bored because it's all I've seen on twitter) So, here is just a little list of ideas that I came up with, that I personally
Siana Goodwin
Siana Goodwin
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How is Social Media really affecting us?

“How does social media affect young people’s mental health- in particular, depression and anxiety?”
Siana Goodwin
Siana Goodwin
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What you need to hear when you're struggling

Here is some tough love for everyone out there. Whether you're working towards a big exam, have a looming piece of homework, want to eat more healthily and become fitter, or just have some big life goals. This one's for you. In the wise words of Shia La'Beouf and nike: "JUST DO IT" 1. Doing just 30 minutes of something productive everyday equates to 182 hours and 30 minutes of productivity every year 2. You have the same amount of time in a day as Barack Obama and Beyonce 3. If you p
Siana Goodwin
Siana Goodwin
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The piece of art that made me want to talk

Vincent Van Gogh's oil painting: 'the potato eaters', also known by its Dutch name 'De Aardappelters'. Painted in 1885 in Nuenen, Netherlands, one of the many accommodations for Van Gogh during his lifetime. "Aardappel", the word for potato, translates literally to "Earth Apple" which perfectly reflects the worth of the potatoes to this family, it is their own fruit straight from the earth which they work with. I first came across this painting on a trip to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam an
Siana Goodwin
Siana Goodwin
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Moon

A reflection of a sunlight we will never see, someone else's sunlight, sunrise, sunset. A reflection of another world, a ball of fire turned cold, silver night, a magical shiver of moonshadow. A glimmer of mystery from a mass of rock and iron and.. cheese? Iron that casts metallic orbs across our everynight, our night cloaked in darkness, yet advertising a glimmer of hope. A glimmer of hope of tomorrow, the sunlight a new day will bring, or perhaps the beauty of yesterday? The remaining blanket
Siana Goodwin
Siana Goodwin
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Amsterdam adventures

I'm back with an adventure to share full of exciting memories and beautiful photographs. You could call this an informative list of things to do in Amsterdam for tourists. Those of you who follow my Instagram will know that I recently had an incredible art trip to Amsterdam with my sixth form art class, and we crammed as much as possible in the tiny 3 days we had there. I bought a postcard from each place we visited that had a gift shop so I will show you my collection at the end. It was FABULOU
Siana Goodwin
Siana Goodwin
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My bedroom makeover - roomspiration

Hello and welcome to a less opinionated blog post about where I'm getting my inspiration for my room from and how I plan to go about making it a reality. So to begin with I obviously had to create a pinterest "roomspiration" board, I began to fill it with everything I loved and the perfect colour scheme. I knew from the get-go that grey, white, and dusky rose/rose gold was the way to go for me. Call me cliche but those are my favourites. Once I had gathereed a few inspiring images I decided to
Siana Goodwin
Siana Goodwin
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New year New me?

So to begin with, I'm going to offend a load of people by suggesting that "New year, new me" is a load of bullshit in most cases. Before you all click off, or come for me, wafting your beauteous resolutions lists, hear me out and take a look at my argument. The negative outlook The fact that people make a pretty, productive list at the start of a new full orbit has puzzled me increasingly over the years, since through evidence I have found that in most cases: it's a gimmick and a lie which peop
Siana Goodwin
Siana Goodwin
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