I Am art journal flipthrough

Wrapping up the series on using a neutral color palette in your art!

Art journal flip through of a neutral palette themed journal

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

Black Derwent Coloursoft color pencil

Baked Earth Derwent Intense pencil

And if you’re wondering, I used this Mixed media paper, but you could totally do this in your art journal too. This one is my favorite.

Note: All of these links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase using these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

If you’re an India-based artist, I highly recommend ArtLounge — I get most of my art supplies from them, going to Amazon only for the few brands that they do not stock.

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.

Want to up your art journal game? Then join me for Book of Days 2022, a collaborative e-course that will take you on a deep dive into mixed media art journaling. In this year-long course, we will focus on all the ways that working with journal art can enrich and enhance our lives. The course is suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced artists, and will help you to create and maintain a practice of meeting yourself on the page.

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Inspiring art journal flipthrough of an I AM themed art journal featuring a neutral color palette
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