8x8" Oil on canvas with gold leaf
You may notice that the gold leaf isn't perfectly smooth... in fact, it is rather textured. This is because the under surface was rather textured. I wasn't sure if I'd like it with that bumpiness, but it seems to add an interesting dimension.
Well, I'll be posting the finished (or maybe nearly finished) painting in a few days. I hope to continue learning about this - and trying new ways of using this material. I have some ideas for where I'd like to go with this.... more on that later, though!