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Monochrome landscape

It’s easy to create a subtle landscape painting using a selection of Resene testpots in monochrome colours.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 17

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Primed artists’ canvas, Resene testpot roller and tray, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Baltic Sea, Resene Jaguar, Resene Mischka, Resene Nero, Resene Seashell, Resene Surrender, Resene Trojan.

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

Other ideas: Try an earthy brown landscape using a range of natural colours from the Resene Multi-Finish colour range - P17 palette.

Step 1
Step one
Use the Resene Testpot roller to apply a generous coat of Resene Seashell to the top quarter of the canvas.
Step 2
Step two
Apply a generous coat of Resene Seashell to the top and side edges of the canvas and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 3
Step three
Use the Resene Testpot roller to apply a generous band of Resene Surrender across the canvas, overlapping the previous strip of paint, as shown. Allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Repeat step three using Resene Mischka, as shown. Allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply a further band of paint, using Resene Trojan, as shown. Allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint in tree details at either edge with Resene Baltic Sea, using the edge of the roller, as shown and apply a further band of Resene Baltic Sea across the previous colour. Allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Repeat step six using Resene Jaguar, as shown, and allow to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Finish off with a band of Resene Nero along the bottom edge, as shown. Allow to dry before hanging.

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