As I was studying the feathers, I realized that there are very subtle colors to the "black," even though it may appear to be all black. The feather on the left is a good example of this---it was all black, ...but not really. I wanted to paint the others feathers in colors other than their natural colors for a little variety. There are subtle metallic glistens in this painting also.
Painting can be framed as is in a standard 8x10 frame, or matted and framed to your liking.