Techniques in Water Color Journaling

Art journaling is a passion of mine, and Atlanta artist Marilynn Brandenburger is a very talented water-colorist and art journaler. Forstall Art Supply here in Birmingham hosted a workshop tonight (and ongoing Saturday) taught by Marilynn, and I was fortunate enough to catch wind of it and sign up at the last-minute.

Picking up some water-color tips and exploring a bit tighter style than I usually have in my journals was tons of fun. Here’s the sketch we worked on tonight. The whole class (about 10 women) sketched the same berries, and as always, it’s so much fun to see the variations that arise from a room full of artistic people.

Art Journaling with Water Color

Usually my journals have no particular theme, they are a witness to my daily life… whatever is happening at the time. I feel inspired now, however, to start a separate journal with a particular theme….. now, hmmm…. what shall it be?

PS – if you’d like to see some of Marilynn’s work, check out her website here.

5 Responses to Techniques in Water Color Journaling

  1. Mary Walker January 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    The art that is created among a group always seems to hold such a strong quality as if the energy of all involved becomes one. This is beautiful.

    • virginia_d January 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      And… that is very well put! Thank you Mary!

  2. Barbara B January 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    It’s a lovely sketch. I like the shadows and the border, as well as the overall balance on the page. The class sounds like it was a lot of fun.

    • virginia_d January 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

      Thank you Barbara. The class was fun, I love the energy you get in a group!

  3. Alex Tan February 11, 2012 at 4:08 am #

    ooooh! I love the colors of your sketch! Beautiful journal! I’ll check the rest out