I think this has to be one of my favourite pieces I have ever created. It has a vibrancy, an energy about it,.. its so alive and raw. I have reluctantly let it go to a gallery , but I wont be disappointed it it doesn’t sell (lol!) Id love to keep it 🙂
Its a mixed media piece: collage, ink, acrylic.
ALways wanted to paint faces… so, I decided, since it was a bit frightening,
to just go for it and painted one a day for 5 days. I went at it in a hurry,
because I didn’t want to think about it too much, didn’t want to
ponder each move, each brushstroke, I just wanted it to be a really free process.
I used inks, acrylics, and other mixed media. Loving the texture with tissue paper too.
Sometimes I blurred my eyes, or used my left hand, it was really good to ‘let go’ and
not be preoccupied with what I think a face should look like, this is what was
holding me back before. These 3 are still in process, but will be available once finished.
I have just returned from 2 weeks in Peru, and 2 days in Bolivia. An epic adventure, non stop experiences, a visual feast, awesome people, not really adequate words available to describe the experience, or feeling one has whilst there. Vibrancy, depth, history, passion, sacred, ancient, connected, energy… it was a once in a lifetime journey, I will never forget. Cant wait to start painting, and see what evolves.
June 29 2017
here are 3 paintings in ink I am currently working on, they are Peru inspired with mountains, flowers, jungle, moon, winged Goddess….. love the mysteriousness of the dark against the bright colours, obsessed with inks at the moment. 🙂
Ink on canvas painting, WIP, by Reina Cottier. New Zealand Artist.
Ink painting on canvas, by Reina Cottier New Zealand Artist
WIP: ink on canvas by New Zealand Artist Reina Cottier
Here are some of my works,
featuring art I have created in the latter half of 2016- 2017.
I will be updating this page from time to time with works as they are created. Everything here has sold. If you are interested in my art, please contact me using the “Contact’ tab above, or go to ‘Buy Art’ above to see prints and other options.
Mixed Media elephant , inks and acrylics, by Reina Cottier
Whale painting , acrylic on canvas by Reina Cottier
My expression of Standing Rock, Water Is Life, by Reina Cottier
Mixed Media Butterfly by Reina Cottier
Mixed Media Butterfly & koru by Reina Cottier
Large custom wood panel for corporate environment, featuring New Zealand native seabed- by Reina Cottier
Last week we made the trip to Auckland with the final 3 paintings to install.
Here’s a short look at the final painting, on level 3 of the stairwell.
I’ll have a longer, beginning to end vid coming soon.
The second very large painting, (of three) has now been installed. A diptych (2 panels, each panel is 2.4m x 1m, so entire painting is 2.4m x 2m)) of New Zealand native plants and our native bird the Tui. This is on the second level of a 3 storey office block, in the internal stairwell.
The first painting, of three, (2.4m x 1m) has now been installed on level one of the internal stairwell of the office block.
For those of you tha dont know, I got a contract to paint 6 panels, each 2.4m x 1m for the internal stairwell of a major city office block, the external wall being glass so will be able to be seen from the road. It is all based around native New Zealand (where I live) so the lower level is seabed, the middle is native forest/bush and the upper will be NZ skies. First panel now complete. The next one is a diptych. and the final is a triptych.
This was a real challenge. The perfectionist in me needed this to be exactly right, the feel of it, the colours everything had to be exactly as I sensed it should be and I was settling for nothing less. I painted over it three times completely wiping it out and starting again , before I manage to finally get on a roll that felt on the right track.
Relief! That is the feeling when everything else Floyd so easily with this painting and this is completely stopped me in my tracks. The end result I am thrilled with and it sits perfectly and balance with the rest of the painting.