Art journal with me: Intuitive figurative mixed media journal page

Grab your art journal, pull out some of your favourite paints, and come join me as I show you how to create an intuitive figurative mixed media art journal page!

I started this page with some burnt umber acrylic paint, because the husband mixed up a much larger batch for his project, and you can’t let good paint go to waste, right?

I started the page without any ideas or agenda. In fact, this is the first time that I really used raw umber, and I have to say that I love it much more than raw sienna.

As is usual with intuitive painting, one thing led to the next and the next and the next, until I ended up with the page that you will see in the video below.

Watch the process: intuitive figurative mixed media art journal page

Do I love it? Well, not really. It has its interesting bits and there are parts of it that I’m not too thrilled with. But, it’s just paint in my journal!

I did learn a lot through this process, and I can always come back and re-work or paint over this page if I feel like it.

Nothing that you do in an art journal is ever a waste or a mistake. In fact, I think that painting in an art journal is the perfect way to explore, experiment, and allow yourself to play and try new things!

I hope you enjoyed this video, and that you will create your own intuitive painting! If you do, I’d love to see what you create! Tag me on Instagram at and use the hashtag #artjournalwithMG.

Healing with art

There is so much joy and healing that I find at the painty table. It’s a joy I wish everyone could experience. Which is why I love to create mini art + soul ecourses that include curated guided meditations, journaling questions, and an art journal project from start to finish. The videos are broken down into easy to watch segments, which makes it perfect even for the most busy people to watch and create! You can find all the ecourses and sign up for one or more here.

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