I wanted to create something with more texture and depth, I wanted the viewer to feel like they could jump into the painting. Using a scraper and then brushes, i went with swirling shapes to create a 3D effect, even though it is ‘see thru’ which is exactly what i wanted. Intorduced the orbs, wanted movement and flow to somehting that could have lacked a point of interest.
I really want to explore gesso again, loved how it felt to paint over it, and loved the texture it provided. Also loved the slight aggressiveness of the scraper, and sweeping it over the canvas, over and over to get the appropriate amount left on, and taken off. Brilliant! and fun!
Sold before completed. 🙂
LOVE this!!! Did the background months ago, and knew it wasn’t complete, but had to wait and feel the right thing to go with it, had no idea what it was going to be till it just happened. The cord flowed around on the canvas board like magic, it was painted and finshed after that, in about an hour.
There is a softness, yes strength i was attempting to convey, I hope i have achieved this. 🙂
Acrylic on Canvas- © Reina Cottier and Reina Cottier NZ Artist, 2011.
A total JOY to paint this! It literally flowed out from within, was done in lightning speed, something that easy, that flowing that enjoyable is not a long laborious process. 🙂 Its thrilling when a piece comes together like this, literally no ‘thought’ what so ever,..all just heart/intuition/hands and paintbrush.
Once again, flowing beautiful shapes and colour, blend of colour is my inspiration.
Was sold before it was finished.
When I did the background for this one, I knew I was thinking about the lower chakras, and the corresponding colours (above), intuitively I drew with pencil initially, the flowing cord shape you see, and it was a very simple and quick process, painting it all in took a little longer, but i loved the result, and it made me feel enriched, warm and full of life flow. Also a type of portal opens up with the yellow and the circle around it…. the ‘light’.
I was very reluctant to put this one up for sale, i was definitely emotionally attached to it, but i got over that reasonably quickly LOL! and its definitely for sale now.
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