Forgot about this, too! After I’d done the black and white Krackle pages, I began to think the flaming symbols could be interpreted as some sort of arcane knowledge thrown to us by the gods. I was sitting on my deck on a warm summer night when I thought how the symbols, in color, might make interesting big canvases. As this thought crossed my mind, I kid you not, a shooting star trailing bright green fire went right across the sky!
This particular piece wasn’t meant to be a finished painting but a smaller mule to help me solve technical problems. The hardest part was laying down the little circles that make up the Krackle so they were nicely round. By thinning acrylic with India ink I was able to do it with quarter inch circles. But the larger, inch wide circles I needed for the final piece never came out right. Also, the tediousness of the technique lost the spontaneity that makes the Kirby Krackle really work2 Comments »