I have a few pieces to share with you that I recently painted with coffee. I am a big coffee lover but have never painted with it before.
Happy Sunday, friends! 😊
After watching a painting with coffee SkillShare class by Yasmina Creates, I thought it would be fun. I didn’t have any instant coffee as recommended. Instead I used espresso powder for baking that I had on hand, it worked pretty well… ☕️
For darker shades I mixed more coffee with less water
and lighter shades I mixed more water with less coffee
First try… Cup of coffee (painted with coffee 😉)
I like the shape of the cup and nice dark values here but may have added a little too much steam.
A few things I learned:
- Coffee is not transparent
- It moves a lot on paper and is a bit hard to control
- Stronger coffee/darker shades take much longer to dry
- Darker thicker coffee is shiny after it dries (kind of cool)
6 x 9 inch – Simple rose
A nice little practice, just playing and having fun.
6 x 9 inch – Coffee roses
It was fun to try something different. Painting with one color forced me to focus on value and shape, that’s a good thing.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. With all of this coffee talk, I’m ready sit back and enjoy a nice hot cup to drink.
Until next time, share a smile and shine on.
Patty Anne 💙