Done on Bockingford 300gsm watercolour paper with coffee
Daisies from my garden, Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa.
“Good Art comes from good Inspiration.”
I am fascinated by Barbara Glatzeder’s art and her use of coffee as a background for many of her absolutely beautiful works, so I’ve taken a cue from her and painted these daisies almost totally with coffee, including the background, which I did yesterday and then let it dry. Then I did the flowers straight on the page with coffee this morning (Nescafé instant, made VERY strong!), no sketching. A bit of grey/green was used for the flower stalks.
When looking at the original, the coffee, when it dries, leaves the richest, shiniest, wet-looking patina, better than any permanent staining watercolour, absolutely great! Wish they made coffee in other colours!! And as Barbara says, the artwork smells great!
I’m disappointed in the scanning of this image, as the rich patina of the coffee doesn’t show at all.
I have used both coffee and tea in staining certain materials before, especially cotton, but never thought of using it in art. Isn’t it wonderful how inspirational the artists on RB are, lots to learn here!
Some more Coffee Art : Click on images to visit the page.