‘Against the Grain’

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New Series!
‘Against the Grain’

Aptly named, acrylic on canvas, abstract wood look backgrounds  with my Reina style korus & swirls atop.

I decided to try and create a more textured background for my shapes & colours.

Not at all planned or by design, I stumbled upon this wood look background and love it!

So set forth to put varies combinations of colour, swirl and curl on different shades and ‘wash’ of board.
I like how the spirals/korus ‘pop’ off the board, an illusion of 3D.

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I really like the white wash board background of #3 above, I think so far this is my favourite,

although I am experimenting with many shades and tones of board.
SO the top 3 there are complete, (top 2 are sold), one above For Sale….

the next load of pics are all Works In Progress…..

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 Have lots more creative energy for this series, so will continue in that flow until I lose interest, and then it will be onto something else.

Great weekend to all! 🙂

 

A Gallery of July/August works

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.

Aug 1SOLD

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Aug 12 (2)FOR SALE

Aug 20 (1)FOR SALE

Aug 20 (2)FOR SALE

Aug 26FOR SALE

ALL WORKS © Reina Cottier 2013

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!

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Merging new and old

This month has been soooo busy, and we are only 2/3 of the way through.
Well, my shades of white series has morphed into a combo of lots of different styles,

Im revisiting the old, the VERY old, the just last year and the new with technique, style & how I am painting at the moment.
Also, quietly noticing how bored I am becoming with my creations, no sooner have I started a piece,  i am over it…..

….Its not that I dislike it, quite the opposite in fact, I love it, but my rate of ideas, and creative output is too fast for my time allowance and physical speed of painting. No sooner have i come up with an idea, its not even born and im onto another, lol, not sure this is a good thing, but im just going with it for now, not giving it too much attention. 😉

So, first up is a series of 10″ x 10″ i did, this is a selection of them

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these proved very popular and 3 were sold before they were finished.

I also finished these 2 below, top one has sold:

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This one had taken me a while, I started it in early May, unusually taking a long time on it, not sure why, but I am really pleased with how it turned it, and it sold about 15 mins after being posted up online:

Kiwi Sun Surf (c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

I found my balinese stamps whilst looking for something else one day, so had a little play

around with those in the background of these 2 paintings,

I really like the subtle detail they add to the painting, not ‘taking it over’ but just a little interest 🙂

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July 7 (2)(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

Back soon with some pics of current artworks in the pipeline,
until then, take care,

x

Reina Cottier Art YouTube channel

VERY happy to announce that I finally have sorted my YouTube channel and have uploaded a whole pile of slideshow vids.
SOme are of last years art, and others are right up ot the present moment, including my Shades of White Series above.

Im so happy with how they have turned out, I managed to get some awesome royalty free music to go along with it, and I have credited the musicians in the blurbs with the vid.

Here is another:

If you want to go to my Youtube channel here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/reinacottierart

Down the track I will be adding some painting progress videos, Ill keep you posted when that happens.

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June 11th 2013

 

This is the busiest time of the year for me, a number of important birthdays, and family celebrations and lots of other activities that need my attention,

hence, not an overly active painting time, but still… I have managed to start some really cool cnavas’s that are making me smile.

here’s 2 I started, the red & purple on the left and the turquoise, orb & koru on the top right- both with LOADS of texture…

The bottom right is a revamp, a re visit of an older one that never ever quite sat ‘right’ with me. So I am totally changing it, and its feeling much better, even though I still have a long way to go.

all in progress……..

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thses 2 are finished and sold:
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this one is part of the ongoing ‘Shades of White’ series, I decided to depart from the ‘marbly’ type backgrounds and go for something smoother….

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May update:

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So, continuing with my latest obsession:

my ‘Shades of White’ series #5 above, complete and sold. This one is my favourite!

Totally in my element to be painting these at the moment, loving the backgrounds, they look like a mix of galaxy and marble to me. I create them with a combo of water spraying, sponging and big/wide paint brush on its side,  I layer this up, and sometimes let dry inbetween layers, but because Ms Gemini here needs INSTANT results, we are not too fond of ‘waiting for things to dry’, no, noooooo waiting for me…. of course, IF I do have to wait, I have another 6 paintings to continue on with on my never ending conveyor belt of creations. 🙂

………also completed and sold #4 below: May 15 final iphone(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

and I have started 2 more!

in progress: May 22

in progress:

May 21

ON A ROLL!!!!

*but quietly wonders when it will end?- who cares!*

back with completed updates soon.

Have a good weekend everyone.

xxx

Orbs & Swirls….

Lifestream 1

(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

This was a very quick doodle i sketched straight onto the canvas in about 3 mins

I was so excited about it I painted it immediately and the whole thing was done and dusted in about 2 hours.

Totally inspired by this ‘new’ thing i was doing, I decided to do something similar on a dark background:

Lifestream 2

(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

As usual i have several paintings on the go at once, so while I was belting out the above, I was also working on these 2  which i completed:

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 blue sway

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It seems as though i am returning to my beginnings as far as my paintings go.

These latest ones are very similar to my first few paintings I ever did, and the ones i am working on right now are even more so.

….those will be in my next post 🙂

School holidays right now, so about to go away for a few days with the kids, back to normal next week.

Marching on…

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When it is overcast outside and my studio seems a little dull and dark,i have this amazing industrial light that my partner put up for me,

its fantastic,  so light and bright and perfect for varnishing, can see any imperfections immediately.

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so these three are what I have been working on for the last week or so,

really enjoying the bright clearness of summer that gets into my bones and reflects in my art……..

all in progress :

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All images (c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

and last but not least, some more Reina inspirations:

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Tribal Turquoise

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Finished! so happy with how this turned out, and sold it the same day. 🙂
Doesnt get much better than that.

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levaing you with a  collage I have done of things that inspire my creativity,
I often get asked what inspires me with regards to my art :)How to answer that with words, when it really is visual and sensory to me. Its not only colour, shape and textures, but also experiences, emotions & thoughts…..So here is a collage of about .001% of things that inspire me, that stimulate my senses, so I then use my language of shape and colour to express that inner experience. ♥

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Summer is so inspiring!!

Blogging via my phone today so please excuse any errors etc….
(thats me on the left up there with my good friend, we are at Big Bay, Manukau Heads, New Zealand)

So loving the summer feeling so inspired by everything around me. Nothing like the healing powers of sun on the water , or the brilliant hues of sunset being saluted by the obligatory glass of wine.
Its been school holidays here so painting has been in short intense spurts, a day here 2 days there, so everything comes put at once .

so here are a few things i find really inspiring….things like TURQUOISE i LOVE…

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peacock shades and beautiful imagery…..

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turquoise colour within something spiritual……

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and surf art…. love the vibrancy, the ocean energy…..

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and lastly, my second ‘home’, Tairua, NZ…..

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All of the paintings below are in progress…….

Tribal, Koru

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I also continued on with my’ TRIBAL’ series,  which I LOVE doing…

as always there is very little planning with any of my paintings, they are all just go with the flow, most of the time I have no idea what the final result will look like and I just play it out as it evolves.

IF i try to plan something it never flows & I often end up leaving it for months before it is finished.

I am currently working on a mix of both, tribal and sun/surf, and its really exciting for me,..

seeing all my styles coming together like a story intertwining.

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Creating Cards & Calendars

Been busy creating stuff!… no not paintings…. other stuff, like calendars and cards and things like that. 🙂

After not being well for 2 weeks,  unable to paint, I used the time to get busy on my other Reina Cottier Art products, I made cards….

These are direct from me, shipping worldwide. You choose your assorted, they are blank on the inside.
(reinacottier@gmail.com)
Single card $2 (+shipping)
6 assorted $14.50 (+ shipping)
10 assorted $19.50 (+ shipping)

And my 2013 calendars are now available! (from my online store), ships from USA

3 to choose from (includes my world famous 😉 word art calendar 🙂

Click here to view or buy
Click on pic to view or buy.

http://www.zazzle.com/reinacottierart/gifts?cg=196903678987987298

Link above to view or buy 🙂

Other than that, I have been working on a beautiful commission for a very special family over the last few weeks, next blog post will have the progress shots and the final result, I am soooo happy with it!

I have a kid free week coming up, its school holidays and they go with their Dad next week (YUSS!!) so I get to have  a holiday too, and paint paint paint!!! YEEHAW!

ciao friends! xxxx

This week…..

Started this the other day (its not complete) …. got all inspired by a combination of what I have done in the past, (one of my first paintings was of Maori designs on top of flowing swirly shapes), and what I have been doing lattely with my stenciling etc… Ive been wanting to experiment with a more commercial look, one that perhaps could be licensed, printed on fabric, or products. I wanted vibrant colours with definite boundaries,

I also did this:

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It sold within a day, had alot of interest in it actually, so was happy about that.
I love the contrasting colours next to each other, really makes the reds/yellows pop out, esp with the dark outline.

So ‘everything in 3’s’ right?

well here’s #3:

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Got several commissions on the go, which is exciting, but a week of sick kids and then me has not been conducive for creatove production…. get well this weekend, and FULL SPEED AHEAD next week. 🙂

bye!

x