I've been enamored with cemeteries, ruins and reliquaries lately. Here is an homage to the Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich:
I wanted to evoke the mood of his painting "The Abbey in the Oakwood", but with a different kind of language, using a lot more watercolor-y transparency and impasto. While most of this is painted in oils, I made use of a lot of ink washes, and the linen, primed with a transparent gesso, is apparent in many places.
Here is a painting that I have almost completed called Baltimore Castle.
As for the reliquaries, here is a painting I'm doing of my roommate as a patina-ed bronze statue.