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Mercury Bay Art Escape- Open Studio Tour

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EDIT: update SEPT 2019

Now preparing for the 2020 Art Escape. First 2 weekends in MARCH  (7/8 & 14/15 ) 2020
Covers area from Tairua – Kouatunu. For more info please message me using the Contact button in the menu.

 
Saturday & Sunday,  March 2 & 3 2019 is the first of 2 weekends (the second weekend being 9th & 10th March) for the annual open studio tour. This is my 5th year and I so love being a part of it. Artists must have a selection of original art for sale, and with that I also have prints, cards, calendars, coasters my Guidance Cards, and other merchandise available. People get to come and see my studio, and talk to me about my art and my process.  Here is a little taste of what I have been working on,… a Sea Goddess theme is prominent at the moment, i have 5 mermaid-influenced paintings almost finished. 🙂 Im using inks, acrylics and mixed media.

If you have any questions , please dont hesitate to ask, there is a ‘Contact’ button here at the top of the page, or im on Instagram & Facebook: ‘Reina Cottier Art’.
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Whale/Tohora Finished.

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Have completed this commission. It has been shipped to its owner in Australia.
My best whale yet I think 🙂

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Whale / Tohora Commission 

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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New Works! – Falcon, Whale Tail, Peacocks.

I barely know where to start…. after having 6 weeks of no creativity thru end of December and January 2016 (kids on summer school holidays here in New Zealand), I have thrown myself back into it with a vengeance and so much stored up creative ideas, its like I cant stop and nor do i want to!

So this year has been about breaking thru some boundaries I was starting to get stuck in with my art last year. I still LOVE my precise detailing and fine lines, but I needed and wanted to do something alot freer and alot faster, so im having day on, day off with commissions (precise detailing taking alot of focus and time) and this new technique i hahve literally thrown myself into. Fast, no thinking, mixed media, ink, stencils, sticks, scrapers, acrylic, enamel spray and anything else i can get my hands on…. layers and layers of detail, to then use it for inspo to pick out something, in this case peacocks. 🙂
This first one is in progress, still have some to do, but its pretty much there,… totally LOVED these, they satisfied the aspect of me that is messy, uncontrolled, i even used my left hand (I am right handed) for some of it to make sure it was naive and not contrived in anyway.

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The Peacock 2

 

In progress:
This  is a Karearea (New Zealand Falcon, native bird of NZ), this is the second one i have painted, REALLY love the powerful energy that comes thru with these glorious birds.

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and i started this whale tail yesterday… been wanting to do one for about a year, and finally felt an uncontrollable urge. wp 3

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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 🙂

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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