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Abstract painting

Brighten up any modern interior with this easy to make abstract painting.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 10

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: 457mm x 457mm primed artist canvas, paintbrushes, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene All Black, Resene Multishield+ (now Resene Concrete Clear) gloss, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Chetwode Blue, Resene Deep Koamaru, Resene Governor Bay, Resene Jacksons Purple, Resene Paua and Resene Portage.

To get the look: Mark painted the surrounding wall with Resene Zylone Sheen tinted to Resene Dizzy Lizzy.

Other ideas: For even greater contrast try using a selection of red shades from the Resene Multi-Finish Palette P05 chart on a bright green base from the Resene Multi-Finish Palette P22 chart.

Step 1
Step one
Paint the face and edges of canvas with two coats of Resene All Black, allowing at least two hours to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Using a small artist’s brush, dribble Resene Paua over the centre of the painted canvas, keeping approximately 25mm from each edge.
Step 3
Step three
Repeat step two using Resene Deep Koamaru.
Step 4
Step four
Repeat step two using Resene Jacksons Purple.
Step 5
Step five
Repeat step two using Resene Governor Bay.
Step 6
Step six
Repeat step two using Resene Chetwode Blue.
Step 7
Step seven
Repeat step two using Resene Portage.
Step 8
Step eight
Paint the face and edges of canvas with two coats of Resene Multishield+ (now Resene Concrete Clear) gloss, allowing at least two hours to dry.

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