In these two paintings of my “Family Jewels” series I had the challenge of painting metal. They are both oil. One painting has a pearl in the centre and the other painting is strictly metal of various types/colours. These are not big paintings - 6 x 8 inches and 8 x 10 inches. The small painting’s focal point is one earring about the size of a quarter. I put the jewellery on my scanning bed and scanned various images, then made my thumbnail sketches and then painted.
I have a chart for mixing various metals suitable for oil and/or acrylic. If you are interested, please contact me at email@example.com and I will send a copy to you.