Today I experimented with COFFEE!
The first step was to get coffee in three different strengths. I decided to use instant, because I didn’t want to end up with grounds in my water. I had to let the coffee cool first. Painting with hot water is not a good idea. It damages the paper and the bristles of the paintbrush. I then tested them on a strip of paper to see what they’d look like. Everything smells so wonderful. Now it was time to get a light drawing on my paper and start painting!
This was part way through, probably more towards the beginning. Coffee is similar to watercolor, but a little different. It seems to dry a little slower, and working wet on dry seems to work better than wet into wet. If I do more, and I’m guessing I will because it’s just so fun, I’ll have to adjust some of my techniques. I can still get to the darkness I need by layering.
Here’s the finished piece. It was definitely fun to do a painting of coffee with coffee. The smell put me in a wonderful mood as well! This 5×7 is now for sale on my storenvy page: shalevbasya.storenvy.com Photo reference from Alina at paintmyphoto.com.