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Watercolour abstract

It’s easy to create this stunning watercolour abstract using a selection of vibrant Resene colours.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 57

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Artists’ canvas, paintbrushes, Resene Aquaclear gloss, Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpots of Resene All Black, Resene California, Resene Keppel, Resene Snap and Resene Spotlight.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Sentimental.

Other ideas: For a rich dark metallic look use a combination of Resene Bullion, Resene Copper Fire and Resene Magma over a basecoat of Resene Nero.

Step 1
Step one
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the canvas and allow two hours to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Apply two coats of Resene Spotlight to the canvas, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Wet the surface of the canvas with a generous amount of water.
Step 4
Step four
Apply a few dabs of Resene California to the wet canvas, allowing the paint to dilute and mix with the water. Allow the canvas to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Wet the surface of the canvas again and apply a few dabs of Resene Snap, again allowing the paint to dilute and mix with the water. Allow the canvas to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Wet the surface of the canvas once again and apply a few dabs of Resene Keppel. Again, allow the paint to dilute and mix with the water. Allow the canvas to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Wet the surface of the canvas once again and apply a few dabs of Resene All Black. Again, allow the paint to dilute and mix with the water. Allow the canvas to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Aquaclear gloss to the canvas, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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