Here is a new painting in progress that incorporates gampi paper, a really strong, translucent Japanese paper. I created the sketch on the paper first with charcoal, spray-fixed it and then mounted it to canvas as a layer over several washes of underpainting. This one took a life of its own, as a lot of my pieces have developed lately, in that the red went pretty dark, and I wasn't sure how the collage elements were going to work in the background. I really liked how I was able to create washes of color on the gampi paper, that has a little tooth, and create a watercolor element along with the more opaque acrylic areas. I'm looking forward to working on the butterflies, just thinking about what color combinations will work. 18x24, acrylic, collage on canvas.