Thursday, July 11th, 2013
I painted a number of these dark backgrounds all together after Dark Matter came out so well, and this was another one that looked like a mysterious sky to me. Instead of space, though, there was a hint of earth down at the bottom, and so I enhanced the black ground and dusted the little figure with silver starlight so you could watch the Milky Way pass by with him.
Milky Way, 4″x6″ salt and Japanese watercolor on paper, nfs (sold).
Above, you can see a little slice of the painting close up, with the textures of salt and paint and paper mixing to create the illusion of a field of twinkling stars. Below, you can see it in a frame, with what’s probably the most accurate color of all three images.