Painting leaves with coffee

Leaves - Coffee painting & ink sketch

This week I decided to try another coffee painting. I have some leaves and vines to share with you today.

Happy Sunday, friends! πŸ’šΒ β˜•οΈ


Coffee painting - leaves under painting

Using a #12 Round brush I painted big playful leaf shapes with a light shade of coffee.

After it dried, I used a smaller #6 Round brush and painted some playful vines using a stronger coffee mix.

The coffee used for this painting is a mix of espresso powder (for baking) with a tiny bit water. I should probably try using instant coffee next time around.

Tip: Coffee takes a long time to dry. When layering as I did above, make sure you allow plenty of time for drying. I let the first layer of big leaves dry overnight.

Coffee leaves - painting and ink sketch

I used a Sepia Micron 01 pen to sketch more vines and leaves on top of my coffee painting. Since the leaves were shades of brown, I thought my Sepia pen would work well here.

It is always fun to play and see where the art takes you.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. I started this blog two years ago to share what I love and inspire others. Thank you for following me on this creative journey.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on! πŸ’š

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸


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Patty Anne Art

Author: pattyanneart

An artist in love with watercolor painting and photography. On a journey to share art and happiness.

12 thoughts on “Painting leaves with coffee”

    1. Thanks! 😊 All You need is mixed media paper or watercolor paper, a watercolor paint brush and some coffee to paint with. Also clean water for rinsing your brush and paper towel to dry your brush or catch any drips. Then it’s as simple as painting and having fun. Hope this helps.
      Happy painting!


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