View Full Version : a francis bacon paint technique

03-28-2001, 11:12 PM
ok i was working on a 5 x5 foot painting today and came across a technique that resembled that of francis bacon. take a round brush of medium size and while applying it to the canvas turn it slowly as you make a mark. the result is a very interesting paint smear. when done in multiple layers with different colors it creates a very disturbing organic design. i believe bacon applied this in some of his portraits to get that raw meat appearance. he was quoted as saying in a painting he tries to imply the trail of a snail where his brushstrokes have been.

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03-29-2001, 10:34 AM
Cabal, I love getting this kind of suggestion. I have a request, though: Would it be possible for you to take a close-up photo and post it here to show the effect?


03-29-2001, 07:21 PM
Sounds like a Tole brushstroke to me. Really, I'm not kidding!

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