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Black & white abstract

Create this striking vibrant abstract painting using two strongly contrasting Resene colours.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 58

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Artists’ canvas, low tack masking tape, paintbrushes (including a medium artists’ brush), pencil, Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpots of Resene Alabaster and Resene Black, ruler.

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

Other ideas: Try a rich pink combination painting stripes of Resene Glamour Puss over a background of Resene Soft Pink.

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 Alabaster to the canvas, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Using a ruler and pencil to ensure lines are parallel, mask off a series of random stripes across the canvas using low tack masking tape.
Step 4
Step four
Continue until the canvas is completely covered with masked lines.
Step 5
Step five
Apply a line of Resene Alabaster to the edges of the masked lines, as shown and allow to dry. This will prevent the darker colour from bleeding through later on.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Black to the masked off stripes, as shown, and allow two hours to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply a second coat of Resene Black to the masked off stripes.
Step 8
Step eight
Before the second coat has dried, carefully remove the masking tape. Allow to dry for two hours.

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