Art deco painting
Recreate the famous ‘crocus’ pattern of Clarice Cliff using a selection of art deco colours from Resene.
Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 14
Difficulty level: Moderate
You will need: Artists’ brushes, masking tape, paintbrush, pot for mixing, primed artists’ canvas, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene China Ivory, Resene Multishield+ (now Resene Concrete Clear) gloss, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Blue Bell, Resene Supernova, Resene Tangerine, Resene Wasabi, Resene Waterborne Colorwood testpot of Resene Oregon, water.
To get the look: Mark painted the surrounding wall with Resene Zylone Sheen tinted to Resene Seashell.
Other ideas: Try the same design using a range of blues from the Resene Multifinish P35 colour palette.
Paint the canvas with two coats of Resene China Ivory
using horizontal brushstrokes. Allow at least two hours to dry.
Use the making tape to mask off two 100mm strips at the top and bottom of the canvas, as shown.
Apply one coat of Resene Tangerine
to the bottom strip and one coat of Resene Supernova
to the top strip. Use light horizontal brushstrokes, allowing the strokes to show through – don’t aim for solid blocks of colour.
Mask a 5mm line along the edge of the bottom strip of colour, as shown. Use a small artists’ brush to paint a line of Resene Tangerine
along the lower edge of the masking tape and Resene China Ivory
along the upper edge – this will prevent colour from bleeding through.
Repeat step four along the edge of the top strip of colour. Once dry, use an artists’ brush to apply one coat of Resene Wasabi
to the masked off lines. Carefully remove the masking tape before the paint dries.
Mix a little water with Resene Tangerine
and use a large flat artists’ brush to paint a crocus design on the central band. Repeat using Resene Blue Bell
– aim for a watercolour effect, allowing the brushstrokes to show.
Use a fine-tipped artists’ brush to paint in the foliage with Resene Wasabi
. Allow to dry.
Add a little Resene Colorwood Oregon
to some Resene Multishield+ (now Resene Concrete Clear
) gloss and mix thoroughly. Apply one coat to the canvas using light horizontal brushstrokes – this effect should ‘age’ the appearance of the canvas. Allow to dry before hanging.
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