This week I was back to painting roses again with coffee and watercolor. It’s always fun to look back at previous work so I included some roses from the past here as well.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💚
I started with a center rose and then worked my way around. I love to paint with espresso powder for baking. Adding a few drops of water to a little powder and you have a beautiful “coffee” paint ready to go. I used a round #6 brush here. There is so much you can do with a round brush. I have a number of different sizes, just love them.
Painting Tip: Keep an eye on your brushes. Over time the tip of a round brush will wear down. I just noticed that I have a few brushes that I need to replace.
This time a little more color with some bright watercolor roses. This style is a bit more modern botanical…I like that.
and now looking back to a playful painting of roses from last year… I really love the colors and the movement in this one.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Having art in my life is such a blessing. Painting and sketching makes me happy and I am thankful that I can share my journey with you.
I will be taking a blogging break for a few weeks. I am busy getting ready for a bridal shower that I’m hosting later this summer. I will still be around and may post a few things on Instagram.
Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
I’ve been having fun painting with coffee again and have a few new paintings to share.
Happy Sunday, friends! 😊
A quick session painting flowers and leaves in my sketchbook.
Mixing more water creates a light color and using less water creates a darker color.
For my coffee paint, I like using espresso powder for baking but you can use left over brewed coffee or instant coffee.
A smaller coffee piece painted in a similar style.
Bunny was keeping an eye on things as I took this photo.🐰😉
A little coffee talk to go along with this post…
I need to get going on opening a Society6 shop. I’ve wanted to do this for some time. I think my delay has been both a time and confidence issue. I would love to be able to order a few items with my artwork printed on them.
If you have any suggestions or lessons learned using that platform, I hope you will share.
Until next time, take care and be well my friends.
When I started painting and playing with coffee I didn’t realize how much fun it was going to be. I have a few more coffee paintings to share today.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💚
I sketched a little bird in pencil and then started painting with coffee. I tried not to overcomplicate the feathers and made sure to leave some white spots here and there. I love this little guy, so soft and sweet…
Espresso powder for baking works well for me.
Simply adding a little water to a small amount of powder and then you have a nice coffee mix. The espresso has been on my palette for a while, so this time I just sprayed a mist of water on it to rewet it.
I’ve been working on roses and decided to paint a few more with coffee. I used two round #6 brushes for this painting. One brush for color and the other for clean water. The second clean brush was handy for extra blending or lifting of color.
I started with the center rose on bottom, then added a rose on each side.
It needed more, so I continued and stacked a few more smaller roses on top.
I started with some large leaf shapes and tried to balance things out on each side of my roses. I still wanted more, so for a little variety and movement I added some smaller leaves on the outer edges.
I hope you enjoy seeing my art and are inspired to do more of what you love.