“God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls can flirt.”
“I’m not rushing into being in love. I’m finding fourth grade hard enough.”
“When I first saw you I was afraid to talk to you, When I first talked to you I was afraid to like you, When I first liked you I was afraid to love you, Now that I love you I’m afraid to lose you!”
“I wasn’t kissing her I was whispering in her mouth”
David, the boy in my imagination.
ART: Coffee
Pencil sketch, painted with coffee on 300gsm paper.
FEATURED in Mixed Media
16 Febr. 2011.
FEATURED in Uncommon materials to draw or paint with
25 September 2012.
FEATURED in Live, love, dream
29 September 2012.
FEATURED in Everyday Women
3 June 2013.

A laminated print

Have you ever painted with coffee? Believe it or not, it’s a wonderful medium for monochromatic artwork, with a wide range of rich brown hues.

You can use both instant and regular coffee to paint with. Instant coffee is a great time-saver—all you have to do is dissolve some instant coffee in hot water. Change the coffee/water ratio to achieve a lighter or richer color. Darker hues will require less water than the lighter shades.

Read here for more coffee painting tips!

A canvas print


boy, pencil sketch, coffee, elizabeth kendall

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  • Pieta Pieterse
    Pieta Pieterseover 3 years ago

    Laaiza hierdie is werklik goed! Koffiewerk baie baie effektief!

  • Dankie Pieta, die koffie gee die hele ou gevreetjie sommer lewe né…en dis goedkoop daarby! Ek wag vir jou koffiekuns!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    REGTIG PRAGTIG! Gediggie tog te fraai!

  • Baie dankie Magriet!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    very sweet!

  • Thanks so much Sally!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonover 3 years ago


  • Thank you Tokito!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    Wow! The coffee gives it that something special Liz! Beautifully done, just LOVE HIS HAIR! Fav!

  • Thanks Maree, also for adding to your favs! I feel honoured! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    Coffee !!!!!! Astonishing finish to a wonderful Portrait Elizabeth , Please give us a Rum & Coke next time !he he … your amazing my friend .
    Many thanks for your Fabulous words , your so kind Paul

  • Thanks my dear friend, a warmhearted comment! ;-)
    Rum & Coke coming up! ;-))

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much Janis!;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 3 years ago

    25th March2011 The Face of Youth Challenge – Top Ten

    Well done Elizabeth.

    David xx

  • Thanks very much David, so sorry for the late reply!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaalmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much Karen!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature Elizabeth, nice to see this one again.

  • Many thanks Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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