I love doing these detail-oriented pieces! Like where the wood is weathered, where your fingers would rub against it as you turned the key to unlock the box? And the bubbles in the glass sphere? And the scars and age on the wood, and the way you can actually tell the wood in the background is pine? Oh, that stuff makes me so happy!
Yes, I'm a total dork. I know.
But it is cool, letting a painting evolve like this. Like the blue color of the box? Total surprise to me- I just kept glazing and experimenting and tinkering until suddenly it felt right, you know?