I absolutely love using collage in some of my latest work.
Collage & ink on canvas.
This style suits itself perfectly to my elephants and butterflies.
Here is an elephant in progress, this is the second in s series of 3 so far. 🙂
©Reina Cottier Art.
Latest progress on this butterfly. Really enjoying these at the moment very fulfilling.
©Reina Cottier Art – Finished : SOLD
Feeling really attached to this lil guy, he carries the very special energy of the Bali Elephant Sanctuary I went to on my recent art retreat Bali trip. All the elephants were rescued from Sumatra where the jungles are being desecrated for palm oil. 😦 I used powers, inks predominantly, with some acrylic.
©Reina Cottier Art – in progress : Will be available to purchase 🙂
I have had a huge amount of butterflies fly into, around and over me lately. I always have at least 2 butterflies in progress. This mixed media piece is about 3/4 done. I love the pop of orange 🙂
I was commissioned to do 2 paintings, one of something with a firefly in it, and one with a feline theme.
Below are the finished pieces, owner is very happy 🙂
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This Butterfly was something light and fun I did as a ‘fill in’ with all my Xmas commissions. I find I need a break from the commissions all the time, so I stay fresh and inspired.
©Reina Cottier Art 2015.
This is a cropped piece of a Tui bird tail (Native bird of New Zealand), I have painted 3 of these birds now and I always start with the tail and complete that first, then I build the rest of the painting around it. I will post the whole three complete soon.
©Reina Cottier Art 2014
A few months ago I spontaneously painted an abstract-ish butterfly, it was so popular, sold within 5 mins of posting it, and everyone said ‘you HAVE to paint more butterflies!’……
I didnt feel like it at the time, but a few weeks ago, I suddenly had an urge, and in my usual style, have painted about 10 in 3 short weeks. LOL!
Here are a few of the ones I have done so far, more to come, they have all, but one, sold…..
ALL images & artwork is ©Reina Cottier Art 2013
More to come…… 🙂
I have so many pics to share, that this post is going to be mainly pics of my art that I have produced through end of July and August.
ALL WORKS © Reina Cottier 2013
I bought some TOTALLY COOL acrylic markers and you can see I have been having some fun with them.
Instead of outlining shapes in a large painting taking me about half and hour, it now takes me about 15- 20 mins max!
Been using my stencils again too, loving it!
I got asked to do a commission by a lovely family with an autistic son 🙂 I was honored to be able to do this and so enjoyed the whole process. She asked me to do a butterfly (Reina style) with the autism ribbon as the body. She sent me a couple of photos of the type of styles she like. I knew this painting was going to flow, because as soon as I went to sketch it, it literally flew out of the pencil onto the paper, the first drawing was the one I went with, and then immediately started on the canvas with paint. I want a warm toned nuetral-ish background, so it wouldn’t ‘fight’ with the butterfly and ribbon which I knew would be extremely colorful and bold. So I chose a soft mustard, caramel colour and made it lighter at the top going deeper at the bottom, this so, again, the intensity of the darker butterfly wings would not get lost in the background. Below is a series of shots from go to woe… the client and I are both thrilled with the result, the pics actually do it no justice but I just cant capture the colours true to tone on my camera, the blue is really blue, turquoise is very turquoise, etc.
Ta daa! 🙂
Final varnish and posting on Tuesday 🙂
Kids gone for a week with their Dad, so I am in the studio for 7 days…. BLISS…
back with more later…