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8″ × 10″ coffee, salt & pen on tea background

I have been inspired by Elizabeth Kendall’s wonderful trees so I have decided to have a go myself. Instead of using watercolours I have experimented again with coffee.

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    This is wonderful Dianne! Love where the coffee has darkened, giving some wonderful contrast to the painting! Pity that beautiful sheen doesn’t show up on the scan…

  • Thanks, Maree. As with most coffee paintings it really looks better in real life. I have it framed with a black matt around it and it looks great.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    How lovely Dianna! Coffeetrees, rich and beautiful! ( I feel honoured!)

  • Thankyou Elizabeth. Would never have done it without your inspiration

    – Dianne Ilka

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonabout 4 years ago

    Amazing work

  • Thankyou so much!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederabout 4 years ago

    yes, it’s an amazing technique, isn’t it! After seeing Liz’s trees and now yours, I definitely want to try it, too. I’ve never painted trees but have been wanting to for several years. I have a diptych of impressionistic trees on my wall which are a bit intimidating though …

  • You really should try Liz’s method. So much fun and surprisingly easy!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederabout 4 years ago

    I will :-)) I suppose if you let it run to the middle and then blowdry it in an erratic manner you’d get great branches too … I’ve been a bit tied up in this (which Liz is taking part in too) lately so I haven’t gotten around to much else :-) You’d be more than welcome, too!

  • Debbie Schiff
    Debbie Schiffabout 4 years ago

    Love these trees Dianne…. Looks like you had fun doing it!!!!

  • Thankyou Debbie. I have been doing a lot of different stuff lately. Just experimenting really. Most of this new work takes a lot less time to do.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work! Have you seen The Dreaming Tree group?

  • Thankyou Louise. Don’t think I have seen that group.

    – Dianne Ilka

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    diLuisa Photog...about 4 years ago

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature Dianne! Great work!

  • Thanks, Maree as always.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 4 years ago

    cleaver name and very nice coffee painting!

  • Thankyou Sally

    – Dianne Ilka

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