latest work in progress…

April 10

©Reina Cottier Art 2015

this is a bit of something different from me.
mixed media for a start, decided to use some stuff i havent touched for a while so dragged out my old stencils, some spray enamel paints and some pastels.
Ive been reasonably ‘disciplined’ the last few months with the Mercury Bay Art Escape studio tour,
but now that that is over,
I  let myself just do what ever i wanted with no plan or thought, no agenda, nothing.
First of all a bright coloured background with all my favourite tones and shades,,,
and incredible urge, probably carrying on from my scared geometry pieces, to draw some circles, random placing, didnt matter as long as it felt ‘right’ when i looked at it….. then some stencils with spray paint….

Ive been working on it on and off for a few weeks now, and ONLY picking it up when i feel like i really want to do something on it, not because i need to, have to or because there is nothing else.
SO its had a dedicated purpose, its been unfocussed focus.

Sometimes i spend 2 hours on it, sometimes 5 mins and Ive had enough.
Its big, about 40″ x 36″, and i know, i do my best work on ‘big’. (not REALLY big tho…yikes, i had a commission the size of a dining room table once, it was like a workout everytime i worked on it, phew! lol!)

anyway… i dont know how close to ‘finished’ i am, might be tomorrow, might be in 6 months… will keep you posted. 🙂

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Kids painting #2 almost done….

This one for Miss 7, is about 80% there, (Miss 5’s  is done). They get back from a week away tomorrow, and I will have both paintings ready for them…cant wait to see their faces! I think I will be more excited than they will be.

For the kids….

I wanted to, after all this time paint something for my children. (been RATHER slak, painting my heart out for me me me me oh, and …me)…. but nothing for my family oops!
I have two full on vibrant feisty lil Goddess’s, Miss 5 & Miss 7, chalk n cheese, in almost every way except their determination, their strength, their sheer will.

Miss 5, who likes to go by the name “Rainbow’, (after I had asked her “if mum painted you a picture, what sort of things would you like in it?”_…. after a nano seconds hesitation she announced “A rainbow (SHOCK HORROR) and a heart please mum”.

OOOOOKAY, done. Quite happy to spend a day doing something non adult like,  get in touch with the ‘inner kid’ so to speak, felt great!

A day later and Im this far, I feel like its almost done, few little tweaks here in there, but hmmmmmm, yip. 🙂

© Reina Cottier and Reina Cottier NZ Artist, 2011.

Next up, is for Miss 7,…there will be WW3 if they are really totally different, because I can guarantee they will both want the same one, I can hear it now, “I want the heart one!” “I like those colours better!” grrrrrr,… so I’m still having a heart and a rainbow, and same colours, lots of twirls & swirls, …….but….

here’s the start of it: obviously a work in progress….

will keep you posted, if its as quick as the last one, shouldn’t take long at all.