Your Path Was Not Mine
ArtistBenjamin Joel Wilkinson
DescriptionGouache, tempera, and watercolors on canvas. Bird depicted is an American Black Vulture.
Being displeased with the depth of the black feathers in some of my older bird paintings, for this one I applied a coat of black tempera under multiple coats of black, dark gray, and brown gouache in order to achieve the desired "none more black" intensity for this, the darkest of birds. It may have worked a little TOO well.