My show, on Colour In Your Life, is now live on You Tube and on their website.
Have completed this commission. It has been shipped to its owner in Australia.
My best whale yet I think 🙂
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My annual calendar is available now.
This year, some different images, to change things up a little.
First batch sold out! Second batch has just arrived.
Here is the Etsy shop link to order:
Or PM/contact me for details and shipping to your part of the world. (Ships from New Zealand).
NZ$25 each or NZ$40 for 2, plus shipping.
Below shows cropped pieces of each painting featured in the calendar.
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 🙂
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.
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.
and i started this whale tail yesterday… been wanting to do one for about a year, and finally felt an uncontrollable urge.
ALL IMAGES ARE ©Reina Cottier Art. All rights reserved.
For more on what im up to on a daily bases, come and visit me on my FB page, www.facebook.com/reinacottierart id love to chat.
Lots of news to share with you in this post….
©Reina Cottier Art (SOLD)
….Finished painting for commission “Band of Gold” .
see June 16 post for details on this piece, link below:
in other news, colouring book is going really well,
the regional paper did a feature piece on me and it spurred alot of interest
resulting in many sales of the book, so very happy about that! 🙂
Im also helping students at Tairua School do a whale mural for the school pool wall.
We have cut it into ’tiles’ and they will be mounted slightly apart…
progress is going well, with only detailing left to do, here is a part pic of it, not complete.
And last week, I had a stall at the Whitianga Art and Craft Fair… again, very successful, and alot fo fun.
Met some awesome local artists, and sold plenty of prints, colouring books and cards.
I also got 3 commissions out of it, and sold a mini board and 2 paintings…
cant really ask for more than that really, very pleased with the results.
I created this wordart using my images/paintings, I used words that are in tune with the animal/creature I have paired them with, or the feel of the image/painting I have used. The result was better than I imagined, and the resulting sales of prints and cards means Ive done something pretty spot on I think 🙂
So, we have 3 butterflies, an elephant, an angel wing, an owl, a peacock, a dolphin & a whale.
I will most likely be adding more to the collection as time goes on.
ALL WORDART AVAILABLE IN PRINTS ON CANVAS, PHOTOCARD & GREETING CARDS.
For inquiries on pricing, pls email me:
all images are ©Reina Cottier Art 2014
©Reina Cottier Art 2014.
If anyone is interested in prints, either on canvas, or on photocard, or greeting cards,
then contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
©Reina Cottier Art (now sold)
Finally finished Tribal moon Goddess. Phew.
That is the first face I have painted and, whilst I got the shape ok, the shading was a different story altogther.
Very happy with how she turned out, I didnt want her to look real, but I did want her to have a realness about her essence.
This one also finished. One of my faves actually.
Not sure why, I think its the magical dreamy quality about it, it just feels good for me to look at 🙂
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I have so much more to load up, I will be back!
I succumbed, and finally painted a dolphin. 🙂 ‘Reina Style’ of course 🙂
Here is the result, the hardest part was getting the shape of the dolphin right, I had about 4 goes at it
until I was satisfied it looked right (in perspective). The rest was easy, so much fun, like coloring in when you were a kid!
SImilar thing with the whales below, getting the shape right was the most important thing and what I
focussed on. After that, it just flowed……
I have a 3rd whale on the go, a commission, and perhaps there is another dolphin inside me somewhere…?
as usual, you can contact me at: reinacottier@gmail,com if there are any queries. 🙂
Tis all for now… bye. x