All the original art done with coffee (some with watercolour added) on Bockingford 300gsm watercolour paper.

  1. Link to my Coffee Art Calendar
A calendar showcasing all my art created with coffee, using the medium the same as I would watercolours.

A bit of explanation about the use of coffee as a painting medium: I came upon Barbara Glatzeder’s art here on RedBubble and was fascinated by her use of coffee, so I followed suit and did a couple of paintings myself. I’ve been using Nescafé instant, made VERY strong! and am slowly learning about how it behaves under certain conditions, like when it’s hot or when it’s cold – Barbara did mention that it dries quicker when it’s hot, so every time I’m in a hurry, I run for the microwave to heat it up a bit! I’ve also learnt (as you can see from the dark parts on the crow – the month of March) that you shouldn’t paint over the coffee when it’s still wet – first the coffee disappears and then a big mess results! The secret is to use coffee to mix your watercolours, and not the usual water!

From my portfolio of Calendars & T-Shirts

All the images in the Calendar


coffee, tea, maree clarkson, flowers, animals, south africa, tarlton, magaliesburg, krugersdorp

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • salena
    salenaalmost 4 years ago

    It is so beautiful Maree! – in all these coffetones!

  • Wow, pleased you like it Salena! and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Rickster1
    Rickster1almost 4 years ago

    Left an Impression

  • Nice! Pleased you like it Rick!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 4 years ago

    enchanting calendar

  • Thanks a lot LoneAngel!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTalmost 4 years ago

    nicely put together

  • thanks for that Yani!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • LisiHoff
    LisiHoffalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Pleased you like it Lisi, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersalmost 4 years ago

    The coffee art calendar is a great concept! Very cool!

  • I suddenly realised I had enough to make up a calendar Ken! thanks for having a look!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanalmost 4 years ago

    What an excellent idea… and extremely wonderful paintings are included!! Splendid work, my friend!!

  • I just love your ’portrait Artwork calender Barb – May is my favourite (my birth month as well!). How about a Sunset one? do you have enough pics for it? thanks for your lovely comment, pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    So very beautiful!! I’m sommer proud of you!! This is excellent Maree!

  • Ag, dankie man! Jy maak my hart bly!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    Such beautiful work……but I have to be careful as it gives me a caffeine buzz just looking at it & it keeps me awake at night! ha! Just thought I’d kid you a little!

  • You know what they say, “Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation!” Pleased you like it Marsha, thanks a lot!

    – Maree Clarkson

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