Artist Soul Retreat was a set of three free classes by French artist Laly Mille. She took us through creating a mood board, then using that to make four mini mixed media abstract landscapes, and finally to create an abstract mixed media canvas. It was an intensive few days, but I learned so much from it.
This is my mood board. I've never made one of these before, but it was a very useful tool. I used magazine images, patterned paper, music and old book pages. I also added a teabag, piece of gauze, corrugated card and dress-making paper pattern, which aren't shown here.
Using the colours, textures and patterns from my mood board, I created these four 6x6" abstract landscapes.
Here's a slightly closer look at each one.
And finally, I created this 12x10" canvas. I didn't intend on using pink, but it's growing on me! I may have to do another one with the bolder colours from my mood board. I love the random word Pantomime from a piece of music paper, that showed through the drips in the top right corner.
I'm linking up to Chris' Hold The Line theme at Art Journal Journey.
I'm looking forward to exploring these techniques more.
Thank you so much for visiting,