Goldfinch fine feathers watercolour
Lots of small brushstrokes have been applied. Each brushstrokes represents a strand of feather. I have painted a black undertone below the yellow wing. I’ve had to paint tiny black brushstrokes, to give the impression of white/ brown feathers lying across the black undertone. Don’t forget there is no white paint.
Goldfinch was painted using only 3 primary colours. No black, no white, no masking fluid. Just pure watercolour.