It's finally time to apply a layer of varnish to the surface of some of my paintings. Oils dry really slowly, so it takes six months to a year. I love to watch the dark colors come back to life.
I went in search of a window to paint, and instead found this doorknob. It's the same house as I'll Fly Away, the house where I spent the happiest part of my childhood. I guess this little house sparrow is perched and ready to fly away, too.
I'm having so much fun with silver leaf lately. The doorknob has a layer of sterling silver under the paint, and it peeks through in places.