I LOVE this!
“You are Beings who intend to come forth and to continue to expand and grow and change. What is the perfect age? “Well, it’s the age where I finally understand my freedom, and I finally understand that I am free to create, and it’s the age that I am at my most beautiful.” And we say, by whose standards? In other words, who gets to decide the perfect age? And we say, rather than determining what the perfect age is, why not decide what the perfect state of being is—and then discover that you can find the perfect state of being at any age.”
acrylic on canvas- Copyright © 2011 Reina Cottier & Reina Cottier NZ Artist.
Acrylic & Gesson on canvas– © Reina Cottier and Reina Cottier NZ Artist, 2011.
I wanted to create something with more texture and depth, I wanted the viewer to feel like they could jump into the painting. Using a scraper and then brushes, i went with swirling shapes to create a 3D effect, even though it is ‘see thru’ which is exactly what i wanted. Intorduced the orbs, wanted movement and flow to somehting that could have lacked a point of interest.
I really want to explore gesso again, loved how it felt to paint over it, and loved the texture it provided. Also loved the slight aggressiveness of the scraper, and sweeping it over the canvas, over and over to get the appropriate amount left on, and taken off. Brilliant! and fun!
Sold before completed. 🙂