~ ‘heART’~

Acrylic on Canvas– © Reina Cottier and Reina Cottier NZ Artist, 2011.

I swore i would never paint a heart, to cliche for me i said, lol! But, well, ……….hmm, here it is.

not too shabby really, and i really like how plump and sexy it looks but sure, not bad for a first effort, maaayyyyybe i will do another in future creations, but dont quote me on that. Added the koru, or spiral of life rocketing out thru the leaves as a point of interest and something dynamic in the foreground.

Still loving my background colours of blues, greens, turquoises and indigos,.. shape & flow SO important to me, probably THE most important part of my work, getting the flow and movement right for what i am wanting to express.

Flower of life


Acrylic on Canvas- Abstract Flower
– © Reina Cottier and Reina Cottier NZ Artist, 2011.

I saw a similar ‘flower’ to this on a print and loved the shape, so took it, adjusted it to my liking and laid it out on a bed of flowing blues, greens and purples… now i also see a big ‘splash’ coming out of the water, how cool is that!

REALLY enjoyed the vibrant magenta & crimsons/oranges for the petals/splashes… this was an extremely satisfying experience, the attention to blending and detail is something i had wanted to explore in this genre for quite some time, but as usual this typical Gemini has a billion ideas going on and wants them all done at one time…hece the reason i have about 6 paintings on the go at once, and just rotate them around as I go.

This one sold before it was finished. 🙂 VERY happy about that.

Venus sky



Acrylic on Canvas board– © Reina Cottier and Reina Cottier NZ Artist, 2011.

LOVE this!!! Did the background months ago, and knew it wasn’t complete, but had to wait and feel the right thing to go with it, had no idea what it was going to be till it just happened. The cord flowed around on the canvas board like magic, it was painted and finshed after that, in about an hour.

There is a softness, yes strength i was attempting to convey, I hope i have achieved this. 🙂

Flow of Life

Acrylic on Canvas- © Reina Cottier and Reina Cottier NZ Artist, 2011.

A total JOY to paint this! It literally flowed out from within, was done in lightning speed, something that easy, that flowing that enjoyable is not a long laborious process. 🙂 Its thrilling when a piece comes together like this, literally no ‘thought’ what so ever,..all just heart/intuition/hands and paintbrush.

Once again, flowing beautiful shapes and colour, blend of colour is my inspiration.

Was sold before it was finished.

into the vortex

acrylic on canvas

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