Wrapping up the series on using a neutral color palette in your art!
Come join me in my art studio for a flipthrough of my I Am art journal. What started as an experiment — exploring a neutral color palette in my art, working in a smaller size, even a new-to-me binding — turned into a beautiful treasure!
Going into this challenge of using a neutral color palette in my artwork, I had no expectations and no idea if I would actually like these paintings, or even be able to paint without my usual vibrant color palette to fall back on.
But this experiment increased my confidence and opened me up to expanding my color palette. The thrill of trying something new — and being delighted by it — was an added bonus!
And who doesn’t love to make new creative, artistic discoveries?
So, without further ado….
Art journal flip through
Here’s a flipthrough of my I Am art journal using a neutral color palette.
Love watching art journal flipthroughs? You’ll love this flipthrough of my art journal from 2019 + a little chat about my creative practice and how my art evolved over the course of the year. You’ll also love this flipthrough of my moon-related art journal. And you will find all of the posts + videos on using a neutral color palette right here. Enjoy!
My neutral color palette
In case you missed the previous posts in this series or just need a refresher, here’s a list of the colors that made up my neutral color palette:
White gesso (I used this as my white. You can also use titanium white if you like.)
Pebeo paints: Payne’s grey, Raw sienna, Titanium Buff, Yellow ochre
Camel paints: Black, Burnt umber, grey
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More art journaling inspiration
If you’re looking for more inspiration, take a look at all of my art tutorials or join me for the Inner You e-course to learn how to use I AM statements.
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