King Midas is known in Greek mythology for his “golden touch.” Last year I was commissioned to paint a skull gold for a small reliquary sculpture and then asked to use gold for the reliquary to hold the golden skull. Honestly I was a bit frightened of the power of so much gold in a small sculpture. But of course I commission-to-please so; gold happened.
I loved it. I have more exploring with gold to do but meanwhile here is the latest venture (not a commission):