Australian How To Paint

Perfect Escapism


• Paints:

– Atelier Interactive

– Titanium White

• Napthol Red Light

• Pthalo Blue

• French Ultramarine Blue

• Cadmium Yellow Light

• Cadmium Yellow Medium

• Dioxazine Purple

• Burnt Umber

• Forest Green

• Brushes:

Flat/chisels sizes 2, 4, 8, 12 and a large house painting brush approximately 10 cm

• Canvas:

This was pre-stretched, approximately 750mm x 600mm.


I’ve dragged out an old canvas with a couple of paintings already underneath. I like the fact that it has a little bit of build and texture in it already. I lay a nice thick coat of Napthol Red Light over the top of it, and let that dry. I then roughly chalk in the outline of the pandanus leaves.

As a surfer and someone who loves water, one of the most exciting things is a glimpse of crystal clear water through the trees. It suggests all of the imminent possibilities. This

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