Honoured to have my latest Tui painting
on the cover of the latest Coromandel Life Magazine!
AND a 2 page feature on yours truly inside.
This mag is a widely distributed, visually stunning,
glossy mag filled with art & artists.
This is the second magazine my artworks have graced,
the former being New Zealand Artists magazine in 2015
with my flying owl, and a 4 page feature inside.
This mag, to this date, remains their biggest selling issue!
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This is a commission for a friend. Ive painted loads of whales, but decided to change the angle of this, I wanted it to more dramatic. I akso, for the first tine am using acrlic markers for some of the detailing , certainly alot faster than brush & ink.
Really happy how it’s progressing so far 🙂
I was honoured to be asked to be feature artist at the Whitianga Art Centre Annual Exhibtion for the month of January 2016.
Below are the paintings I have on display. I have sold four of them, so feeling very pleased with how it is going. For any New Zealanders reading this, the Srt Centre is on School Rd, at the end of the street. Exhibition runs for the month of January.
A little while ago i had an intense desire to incorporate some sacred geometry into my pieces.
whilst I didnt want a perfect symmetrical statement, I did want the feel/energy of it to come thru.
Combining this feeling with my style, these 2 pieces emerged,
both sold. 🙂
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super happy with the results and this is just the beginning….
I feel many more with this underlying theme running thru it.
hey all, been a while huh… Ive had 9 weeks off painting because we moved house & towns,
we now live by the beach, a beautiful coastal town with the back drop of mountains covered in native bush… so so so happy here……
and then it was summer school holidays for 6 weeks here in New Zealand 🙂 Absolutely no painting gets done with kids around, 🙂
So, the above painting is (finished and sold) one of the first I have done this last week.
Decided to kick of the year with a blast of colour and i have to say I love it.
©Reina Cottier Art 2014
this one is also finished, (and sold),
The 3 below are all in progress 🙂 so I have been busy, and as usual have about 7 paintings on the go at once
which is the only way I can work.
I have no plans in store for my art this year, other than to keep producing paintings that
make me feel good. Being by the sea is so much better for my soul/creativity.
‘Against the Grain’
Aptly named, acrylic on canvas, abstract wood look backgrounds with my Reina style korus & swirls atop.
I decided to try and create a more textured background for my shapes & colours.
Not at all planned or by design, I stumbled upon this wood look background and love it!
So set forth to put varies combinations of colour, swirl and curl on different shades and ‘wash’ of board.
I like how the spirals/korus ‘pop’ off the board, an illusion of 3D.
I really like the white wash board background of #3 above, I think so far this is my favourite,
although I am experimenting with many shades and tones of board.
SO the top 3 there are complete, (top 2 are sold), one above For Sale….
the next load of pics are all Works In Progress…..
Have lots more creative energy for this series, so will continue in that flow until I lose interest, and then it will be onto something else.
Great weekend to all! 🙂
So, continuing with my latest obsession:
my ‘Shades of White’ series #5 above, complete and sold. This one is my favourite!
Totally in my element to be painting these at the moment, loving the backgrounds, they look like a mix of galaxy and marble to me. I create them with a combo of water spraying, sponging and big/wide paint brush on its side, I layer this up, and sometimes let dry inbetween layers, but because Ms Gemini here needs INSTANT results, we are not too fond of ‘waiting for things to dry’, no, noooooo waiting for me…. of course, IF I do have to wait, I have another 6 paintings to continue on with on my never ending conveyor belt of creations. 🙂
and I have started 2 more!
ON A ROLL!!!!
*but quietly wonders when it will end?- who cares!*
back with completed updates soon.
Have a good weekend everyone.
hi all 🙂
Here is a new series I literally exploded with this last couple of weeks….
it all started with this love affair i have with orbs and/or bubbles and/or planets.
Of course, what evolved was way more than that, my signature ‘swirl’ or koru, made its obligatory appearance and my use of colour was completely in the moment… as is everything i do….
the background of the painting involves lots of water spraying and layering, then I add the design on the top, with colour and shading.
(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013
(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013
(c) Reina Cottier Art
(c) Reina Cottier 2013
Sooo enjoying this series… and its not over yet, I feel like I have another few at least inside of me 🙂
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