I love painting with coffee. I find it very relaxing. I love watercolors as well and the process is very similar.I really enjoy the natural, aged quality that it gives to the paintings. Somehow being so limited with a color pallet is freeing. You think less about color and more about values and shadows. It is a great exercise. Here are a few I have done in the last couple of months. These are all done 100% with COFFEE. No paint involved!
Birch Trees in the Snow
Coffee painting of coffee, it was meant to be.
Monet's garden at Giverny, in coffee. Below is a tiny reference photo. I feel like it is cliche to say I love Monet, but I do. He was the first artist that really captured my imagination as a child. There is something so simple and moving in his work. Also, really hard to only do in one color :)
Poppies. Because I apparently can't stop painting them.
Old barn and below simple trees.
Don't you love playing with your food? Every time I paint with coffee I feel like I am setting a bad example for the boys. And yes, I always have a hot cup for sipping while painting. And yes, I often stick my paint brush in the mug I am drinking. It is a hazard of coffee art. Luckily, I stopped drinking cream. Now I just need to cut down my caffeine intake . . . .