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Cactus painting

It’s easy to create this pop art inspired masterpiece with a little bit of help from Resene.

Paint a cactus painting for your home

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 99

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Paintbrushes, pre-primed artists’ canvas, Resene testpots of Resene Bilbao, Resene Black, Resene Gold Coast and Resene Picton Blue.

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

Other ideas: For a brighter effect paint the cactus with Resene Wellywood and the sky with Resene Malibu.

Step 1
Step one
Paint the sky with one coat of Resene Picton Blue and allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Paint the sky with a second coat of Resene Picton Blue and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the ground with one coat of Resene Gold Coast and allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the ground with a second coat of Resene Gold Coast and allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint the cactus with one coat of Resene Bilbao and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the cactus with a second coat of Resene Bilbao and allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Paint cactus spines with Resene Black and allow to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Paint the edges of the canvas and a frame around the picture with two coats of Resene Black, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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