Black feather study 2
The technique I used was a glazing technique - of light wash over light wash, building up layers of color. It can't be shown in the photo, but it does acquire a type of sheen. I think I've gone about as far as I can go with this ... it is done on illustration board, which can be used for this type of paint, but it is certainly not designed for it. I'd like to try the feather again using water color paper and see the outcomes using a different surface.