I have been thinking about doing gold paintings for quite a while now and I got some gold leaf for my birthday. I haven't tried the gold leaf yet though, because it takes quite a lot of time to apply it. BUT I went to this big art store yesterday (Boesner) and there I found some gold oil painting tubes. I really wanted to test it so I made this acrylic sketch on paper and covered the hair with golden oil. When you look at the painting in different lights, you get these interesting metallic reflections.
It is also kind of funny that I used a random photo reference of a brunette with a hair bun to get an idea of where to put the shadows on the back. Then after a while I noticed that I kind of had been painting no one else but myself instead...
Further, I made a little video to show the golden reflections, you can see it under my instagram account :)