Collage & Ink Elephant

elephant-collage

I absolutely love using collage in some of my latest work.

Collage & ink on canvas.

This style suits itself perfectly to my elephants and butterflies.

Here is an elephant in progress, this is the second in s series of 3 so far. 🙂

                                                                        ©Reina Cottier Art.
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Reina Cottier Art Calendar 2016

calendar 2016 final promo

2016 CALENDAR AVAILABLE
(second pic shows cropped pieces of images in the calendar)

please message me at:
reinacottier@gmail.com

for pricing and shipping to you.

calendar 2016 final for dremus calendar 2016 final promo

ommm Lotus time …..

July 11 sig

 In Progress:

Been wanting to include a lotus in a painting for a while,

but again, needed to wait until it felt right, and again, not wanting it to look like  a ‘real lotus’,…

so Reina-fied these 2 and managed to start a couple of paintings that I am REALLY enjoying…..

July 11 sig©Reina Cottier Art 2014
In progress

both SOLD.

🙂

Tropical Influence

Tropical 4- Reina Cottier Art

 

At the beginning of May I spent 9 days in Fiji. I had been there before, once as a child, and again when I was 7 months pregnant (NOT recommended with the heat- blah), but this time was different.

I went with my kids (I have 2 girls aged 8 and 10) and a friend who is a  solo mum, and her son. I can honestly say I have never had a holiday quite like it,… it was a combined thing, the visuals, the experiences, the people, the …. energy.

I shed a few tears going to the airport to come home, the Fijian people are so loving, warm & generous with everything they do & say…it was sad to say goodbye to all our new friends- the staff at the resort. 🙂

Anyway, a few days after we got back we moved house, so it took me a while to catch up with myself and get my groove on creatively….once I had ‘that’ back, I painted these 5 in quick succession. 🙂  the first four all sold fairly quicky, the last one is waiting for its owner to claim it 😉

May 10th sig

©Reina Cottier art 2014
SOLD

June 19 sig

©Reina Cottier Art

SOLD

June 12

©Reina Cottier Art

SOLD

June 16

©Reina Cottier Art
SOLD

June 20 sig©Reina Cottier Art

available for sale

Am I done with my tropical phase? not sure, definitely for the moment although I can feel element of it coming thru in my Lotus seris Im working on right now….yes yes… pics soon,  ..wow I am so behind with things in here, need to catch up,,,, got loads of things to show you all.

🙂 xx 🙂

seascape, zen, choirs & travel but no summer!

(c) Reina Cottier Art 2012. Seascape Insight
 
A very quick creation i did a couple of weeks ago,…fast and fun,..those are the ones i enjoy the most…. they are really ideal, these little ones, for gifts too, and im enjoying being able to do that.
 
 
Been finishing my commission ‘Heart, Soul, Whole’  triptych, and its all but ready… just varnishing it as we speak and it will be shipped next week, pics to come tomorrow.
Most of my time has been spent on that, I have also started another hibiscus/hippy/paisley style paining as that one proved ot be exceptionally popular, selling a print, 2 cushions and a bag in one day! I have had 4 offers to buy the original but I, unusually, dont want to sell it…well not yet anyway, there nearly always comes a time when i do, but this one is in my kitchen area and looks great, brightens everything up, good feel to it! (esp since we have had THE most CRAP summer you could ever imagine… ‘what summer??’ i mean to say.
 
Recently i was honored that a  Canadian choir form Ottawa, have used one of my paintings for their promotional brochures, posters etc for their next big concert. I think they have chosen perfectly (Voices of the Earth theme), and it looks amazing in the poster:
 
 
And this one below is finished now, my Zen Flower. Got a little fiddly toward the end, but we got there, it was one of those ones that roared out fo the gate from the start, then sat and looked at me for a few months 🙂 that one where you are just not quite sure how much more to do, or not to do… im gald i ‘stopped there’ and tweaked the detail a bit and …done.
 
(c) Reina Cottier 2012. Zen Flower
 
Im off to Sydney (Australia) at the end of this month to hand deliver my next commission which i have just started, (pics coming soon), its for my Uncles boardroom in his offices and I haven’t seen him in the longest time (we are really close ) that it seemed appropriate to give it to him with a big hug as well. 🙂 so 5 days in Sydney on my own should be AWESOME! (I love travelling by myself) and im SO looking forward to catching up with my Uncle, some fabulous contacts I have made thru my art, (one being the commission i have just finished), my friends there, and another lady (also thru my art) whio I may be doing a book with! 
Its all go I tell ya! lol!
 
Im sure there are things i have forgotten to write, but ill be back later with more pics and such.
Hope you are all well and rocking your worlds!
Reina.x

Its all on!……..

Busy week!

FINALLY finished this painting! (sorry about the lack of quality of this shot)…..

©Reina Cottier 2012

Really pleased with this, took aaaaaaaaages, lordy- intially i was going to do alot more detail but as it evolved i realised it didn’t need it and would make the flower too ‘odd’ looking in context with the rest of the painting, so ALL GOOD for me because I had already put a lot of time (not something I am familiar with HAHA) into it and was ready to end it!

So its currently a very industrious (creatively) time for me! I am in the middle of two commissions, both very similar yet entirely different. One, a triptych,  is for a lovely lady, three words-one on each panel- cant say much cos its a surprise result, but its really beautiful already and I know she will love it- sound cocky? probably, but I dont care,… i know her well enough to know she will be thrilled.

The other, is for my Uncle in Sydney- Australia, its for his boardroom, also a triptych- 3 words- one on each panel, with his company words/logo on it. Not the type of thing I have done before, but he loves my art, so im not too concerned. Im going to use the company colors of black and antique gold, and introduce a third color, probably a deep rich indigo. When I have completed that, he wants me to paint something for his apartment… so Im really excited about that! He is like my honorary father (my dad passed away 3 years ago) so we are really close. Im thinking about going to Sydney to hand deliver and stay a few night for a much needed catch up with him. 🙂

Other news? sold 2 paintings this week! Funny how everything comes in fits and starts, nothing for a bit, then bang! lots of commissions, sales and other productive stuff.  One is new only finished it recently, …..the other is an oldy that I love, but had very little interest, it just kind of sat there being all confidently quiet and looking lovely, and suddenly, “OMG I LOVE THAT REINA!” and its gone. 🙂

I have also just had 4 paintings put in a gorgeous busy little gallery in Tairua, a beautiful seaside town in NZ, where I spent all my holidays from about 12 years old onwards. I have a friend who works there and she took the paintings down the other day. I feel like its the perfect style gallery for my art, beachy, relaxed, oceania, yep, very pleased indeed. *nods and smiles*.

So in between art, hairdressing clients (I do hairdressing from home part time), mother, lover, friend, daughter & sister (my mum & sis love across the road), .. Im not having alot of down time right now, but im not complaining, love my life!!

have a great weekend friends!!!

much love, Reina.x

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.