Staedtler & NZ Artist Magazine approached me and asked if I could design an image & do a colouring demonstration to be published in an issue of New Zealand Artist Magazine, as a colouring competition for its readers.
At first it was a bit nerve racking, I mean colouring? is that my thing? Im a painter…aren’t I? lol… well it all turned out ok. (see pic).
I used my Karearea (NZ Falcon design) and took my time to color it, no plan, just went with what I felt would look good. I was actually thrilled with how it turned out considering my initial caution.
Along with the demo is an opportunity for NZ people to enter a competition to win Staedtler products and a copy of my new colouring book, which is 23 pages… a combo of both my books one and two with 3 new images.
This was all published in this months (MArch/April) issue of NZ Artist MAgazine.
Lots of news to share with you in this post….
©Reina Cottier Art (SOLD)
….Finished painting for commission “Band of Gold” .
see June 16 post for details on this piece, link below:
in other news, colouring book is going really well,
the regional paper did a feature piece on me and it spurred alot of interest
resulting in many sales of the book, so very happy about that! 🙂
Im also helping students at Tairua School do a whale mural for the school pool wall.
We have cut it into ’tiles’ and they will be mounted slightly apart…
progress is going well, with only detailing left to do, here is a part pic of it, not complete.
And last week, I had a stall at the Whitianga Art and Craft Fair… again, very successful, and alot fo fun.
Met some awesome local artists, and sold plenty of prints, colouring books and cards.
I also got 3 commissions out of it, and sold a mini board and 2 paintings…
cant really ask for more than that really, very pleased with the results.