The first painting, of three, (2.4m x 1m) has now been installed on level one of the internal stairwell of the office block.
For those of you tha dont know, I got a contract to paint 6 panels, each 2.4m x 1m for the internal stairwell of a major city office block, the external wall being glass so will be able to be seen from the road. It is all based around native New Zealand (where I live) so the lower level is seabed, the middle is native forest/bush and the upper will be NZ skies. First panel now complete. The next one is a diptych. and the final is a triptych.
Couldn’t be happier .
Cropped piece of large wall mural of NZ Seabed.
This was a real challenge. The perfectionist in me needed this to be exactly right, the feel of it, the colours everything had to be exactly as I sensed it should be and I was settling for nothing less. I painted over it three times completely wiping it out and starting again , before I manage to finally get on a roll that felt on the right track.
Relief! That is the feeling when everything else Floyd so easily with this painting and this is completely stopped me in my tracks. The end result I am thrilled with and it sits perfectly and balance with the rest of the painting.
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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 🙂
Acrylics, Inks, Acrylic markers.
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I succumbed, and finally painted a dolphin. 🙂 ‘Reina Style’ of course 🙂
Here is the result, the hardest part was getting the shape of the dolphin right, I had about 4 goes at it
until I was satisfied it looked right (in perspective). The rest was easy, so much fun, like coloring in when you were a kid!
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SImilar thing with the whales below, getting the shape right was the most important thing and what I
focussed on. After that, it just flowed……
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I have a 3rd whale on the go, a commission, and perhaps there is another dolphin inside me somewhere…?
as usual, you can contact me at: reinacottier@gmail,com if there are any queries. 🙂
Tis all for now… bye. x
I have so many pics to share, that this post is going to be mainly pics of my art that I have produced through end of July and August.
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I bought some TOTALLY COOL acrylic markers and you can see I have been having some fun with them.
Instead of outlining shapes in a large painting taking me about half and hour, it now takes me about 15- 20 mins max!
Been using my stencils again too, loving it!
All the very best to everyone for 2013!