Resene Paints - home page

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.

Download a PDF of this project

Other projects you might like to try

Make a metallic painted masterpiece torso sculpture
Gold torso

Resene art
Paint a terracotta pot in cucumber hues
Cucumber pot

Resene art
Paint a landscape with a selection of green shades

Resene art
Smarten up some garden shelves
Garden shelves

Weekend DIY
Paint a picture frame for your next masterpiece
Wooden picture frame

Ways with wood
Build and paint a bird feeder for your garden
Feed the birds

Weekend gardener

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   –

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos