Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Watcher ~ Mixed Media/Collage

I've been working on a mixed media collage of this handsome fox, nicknamed "Mulder". He turned out to be a little more tricky than I had imagined, but I'm pretty pleased with the way he turned out.  Here is the finished painting, and underneath are a few of the steps I took along the way.

The Watcher
24" X 18" X 1.5"

Step One: The Drawing

Step Two: Creating the Background, layering papers

Step Three: After dripping and drizzling Clear Tar gel medium, starting to apply acrylic paint over the background

Step Four: Transferring the drawing to the canvas.

Step Five: Starting to collage painted paper scraps to Mulder.

Step Six: Continuing the collage process.

Step Seven: More of the fox is appearing.

Step Eight: Almost done! Adding grass at the bottom.

Step Nine: Finished!


  1. Mulder the Fox...love it. Love the way he turned out as well, Patty. Of course he'd have to be tricky. He's a fox! Btw, I finally got some tar gel. I haven't used it yet but it's beckoning me from the shelf.;) Your wonderful collage has inspired me.

    1. Sorry I didn't reply earlier, Billie! For some reason, I didn't get a notification that you had commented. Have fun with the clear tar gel!

  2. This is absolutely beautiful Patricia. Your work is just stunning. I love seeing your process, but especially the outcome. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing this brilliant piece.

    1. Thank you so much, Leigh! I really appreciate your lovely comments!