A couple of nights ago I tried working on the big blue Biteyou collage/painting, adding in a chalk moon or planet or something. I've been looking at it for a few days and I am not that happy with it. Over the late afternoon/evening/night I thought I would try to make a smaller moon/planet and then blend the chalk off as well as I could.
When I dipped a small paintbrush directly into the tube of acrylic paint I thought it would be able to trace an outline around a turntable (that was handy) to get a basic shape. The strange thing that happened (strange to me, anyway) was that the paint came out in two colors when it was applied over the chalk/paper. I have used that color before and that has never happened. I tried another brush to do the fill in part but it still acted the same way. I half like it...at least for now. Later I tried using a stencil brush to blend in/dust off the sidewalk chalk that I used and it kind of looked like a sort of halo or something around the yellow/green moon/planet/thing. I tried putting on more of the sidewalk chalk in other areas (but not as heavily) just to even things out a bit. I will most likely work other paints and papers and who-knows-what over the "stardust" but I will leave it for a few days and see where the ideas go from here. No rush...no deadline to worry about.
|The three main items I was working with (plus a couple of smaller paintbrushes to add the paint),|
|The unexpected result when I dipped the paintbrush directly into the tube of paint.|
|Even the second paintbrush got the same effect...I decided to at least fill in the area totally.|
|The new smaller moon/planet with the chalk still behind it.|
|Swirling the chalk in/off/around with the stencil brush...lots of chalk dust all over the place.|
|I added in some more light swipes of sidewalk chalk and then blended them off/around.|
|How it looks overall -- I will look at it for a few days and think of what to try next.|