"I love raw edges!" Who knows if he really would have (he was a pretty tortured soul by the time he painted "The Starry Night"), but working this way makes it easy to add a bit of color here and there, which I hope looks like streaks of paint. At least my sanity is stable enough that I can still work with sharp objects...!
The light blue blobs will be glowing yellow stars, but I want to make good progress on the blue areas first. I'm transitioning into a portion of the lighter swirling spiral nebula and hope I have enough of the mid-range and lighter value to make it work.