Let me present to you an interview with the wonderful Juna Biagioni!
Tell us in one sentence what it is you do?
I like to call myself a mixed media artist & explorer: my main focuses are mixed media, art journaling and monoprinting, and I also love to paint and draw faces.
What is your favourite colour palette?
It varies. I often like to use a more muted colour scheme, but for my monoprints I mostly use bright colours.
What is your (current) favourite art supply?
At the moment I love to work with soft pastels. It’s such a direct medium: just pigment contained in a little binder. You don’t have to let anything dry, or mix it up, or use any tools. It’s very opaque, so perfect for layering. And you can create great texture with it as well!
What is the significance of painting/drawing faces for you?
It’s huge! Currently all I do is creating faces. I make them in my art journals and also as separate paintings and drawings. What I love about it, is that you can give the face expression and emotion, which helps to give the artwork a certain meaning and depth. I love it when people start to create stories around the portraits I make!
What new exciting thing is coming next in the world of Juna Biagioni?
I will be teaching online! I am a guest teacher in two fantastic online courses: the Art Journal Summer School, which started on July 1st, and Radiant II, which starts October 1st. I’m so honoured to be part of a great line-up of teachers, in both courses!
And another huge milestone for me is that I am currently developing my own online course on making portraits, called Drawing in the Soul. In this course I will teach how I create my portraits and focus on how I give them expression, emotion and soul. The course is scheduled to start in the fall of this year. People who are interested can find all the information on my website.
Where can we find you online?
People can sign-up for my newsletter here: www.junabiagioni.com/home-newsletter. This also gives access to a free video tutorial on making portraits, exclusively for newsletter subscribers.
Here are some examples of Juna’s evocative and ethereal style of art
On 1 October Effy Wild’s new course Radiant: Art Journals launches to the world! It will be a veritable mixed media art journaling buffet of lessons served up by 14 guest teachers plus Effy herself! I’m proud to be among the inspiring line-up of teachers and here on my blog I’ve lined up interviews with all the teachers for you to get to know them a bit better! If you’d like to join us creating wonderful art journal spreads, you can still sign up.