Firefly, Feline, Butterfly & Bird

I was commissioned to do 2 paintings, one of something with a firefly in it, and one with a feline theme.

Below are the finished pieces, owner is very happy 🙂

firefly final©Reina Cottier Art 2014 feline final©Reina Cottier Art 2014

This Butterfly was something light and fun I did as a ‘fill in’ with all my Xmas commissions. I find I need a break from the commissions all the time, so I stay fresh and inspired. butterfly final

©Reina Cottier Art 2015.

This is a cropped piece of a Tui bird tail (Native bird of New Zealand), I have painted 3 of these birds now and I always start with the tail and complete that first, then I build the rest of the painting around it. I will post the whole three complete soon.

tui tail in progress

©Reina Cottier Art 2014

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!

🙂

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

collage10x10(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

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

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

July 9 (2)(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

July 7(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

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 🙂

July 16 (2)(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

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

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

x

June Update…


June 9th 2013

Hi  all! 🙂

 

My artwork has been featured alongside 19 other artists in this recent artpromotivate article:
20 Colorful Abstract Paintings for Inspiration… click on the link below for a look:

http://www.artpromotivate.com/2013/06/20-colorful-abstract-paintings-for.html

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I have been working on this piece below for a while, and Im not sure about it at all, slow progress is foreign to me and I would love to just paint over it, my rule of thumb in general is that if its not flowing fast, forget it, but there is a small niggle,,,, keep going, its going to be ok lol… so I am 🙂

June 12

this one is finished and sold… its off to Australia. …

photo9823749 (c) Reina Cottier Art.

I think Im coming to the end of my Shades of White series, well I mean my obsession with it, there is ALWAYS a few more that sneak out when I least expect it, but I feel another phase morphing its way over me and Ill been keen to see what happens next week in the studio! 🙂

Hope everyone has a great week!

Ciao!

May update:

May 20(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

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

Shades of White

well this series happened quite by ‘accident’ ….

I painted the background of #1 and then doodled a very fast design straight onto the canvas and painted the outline of it white, as I always do as a prep for the rest to come… the COLOUR, the signature ‘Reina colour’ 🙂 ……

I posted an ‘In Progress’ pic on my FB page and got an overwhelming response of: “its FAB as it is!!” … so, a new series was born…

this is the finished result of the first one:

#1 (18″ x 36″-for sale)
Shades of White #1(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

#2 (20″ x 24″ Sold)

Shades of White #2(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

and this one i started yesterday, still in progress: (SOLD)

Shades of White #3 in progress(C) Reina Cottier Art 2013

I feel like I have another few of these left inside me yet 🙂

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oh and in other news, my art is one of 52 artists featured in the wonderful e-book:

52 Prescriptions for Happiness- by Joe Dunn & Mali Apple.

Link here:
http://www.amazon.com/52-Prescriptions-Happiness-Inspiration-ebook/dp/B00CHU9PSO/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

this is the pic they used:
FINAL GAIA SPEAKS“Gaia Speaks”-by Reina Cottier
(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

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:

 Reina Cottier Art 6666

(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

 blue sway

(c) Reina Cottier Art 2013

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.

Complete and progress…. 2 Triptych’s….

this one is finished, being shipped tomorrow:
(c) Reina Cottier Art 2012

I am thrilled with this, it is exactly how i wanted it to look/feel. In fact, i am so happy with it, I have started a similar one for myself to keep. 🙂 … on one huge canvas and no words, slightly different layout. The ‘client’ (who is now a beautiful friend) is really ecstatic, I sent her a pic of the finished piece, so that is extremely gratifying. Good to know we were on the same wavelength.

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My 2nd commission this month has started, also a triptych, also three words, one on each panel , this one is for an office boardroom, … here’s my progress so far, only about 30% done so far:

as usual my pic does the colours no justice… way more vibrant and intense….. the three words art going in the black spaces- in keeping with the company colours/brochure of gold writing on black background,, i will copy the same font as the brochure as well. …. its flowing along well, no hiccups, all good.

 

 

 

no sleep…

ugh, loathe that. When you feel all uber creative, ideas coming left right and centre and its 1am, you should be asleep for soooooo many reasons, the LEAST of which Miss 5 gets up at the crack of dawn an Miss 7 is not far behind her, also was unusually sick (like REALLY) sick-flu symptoms- yesterday so my body needed to heal…. but no…. nup…. as soon as the light went out, eyes shut, a plethora of creative visions streamed into my head, bursting…arrghh! This is not unusual and at first it was wonderful, after 5 years of being ‘with child/near child/helping child(s)/making sure child(s) doesn’t kill itself on that sharp knife/scissors/edge of stair etc’, I was FINALLY able to be a BIT free to create/design, dream, and actually get some sort of RESULT- HORRAY!!!! But a year on and Im OVER IT. Ok, bleet finished, as you were.

NOW,,, as a result of last nights brain surge, (finally dropped off after 3am *YAWN* ) today I started this, as just a way of getting SOMETHING out of my head, to create some space….

ok, so obviously the white bits are NOT going to be white. 🙂 I have temporarily painted my basic shapes this colour over the deep purple, so my finished colours look brighter. Im going to use alot of different colours and shades & shading. The colours you DO see there are slapped on, and in no way ‘finished’. I like to get a basic overall look n feel of it before i go back in for the detail part. And ther eis going to be alot more detail, all over, this is just the very basic outline, the start of something that will develop over time.

Have to say it feel DAM GOOD TO GET THAT OUT! lol!