Janice_mcdonald_collage_001I have had a couple of unfinished pieces hanging around the studio, 24 x 18", that were begun several years ago. Most of the background is composed of joss paper with metallic silver leaf or a gold ink/leaf combination. I have been adding elements to this one and it is now finished and titled, "Improvisation." This photo was taken with uneven lighting so that you could see some of the metallic quality of the joss paper -- it does show a bit in upper right. The metallic has a nice quality that changes the composition quite a bit as light moves across the piece and the metallic becomes more or less prominent. (The gray rectangles at the bottom of the piece are the same metallic pieces without benefit of reflection.) This one is going to be hard to photograph for my portfolio/website!