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Italian Coffee Break by Dianne  Ilka

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Approx A4 size
Coffee, tea, salt, charcoal, pen & pastel on canson watercolour paper

This is my second piece for the SoJie 12 exhibition and is my translation of the fantastic photo Lucca, Italy by Christina Backus
Thankyou so much Christina for allowing me to use this amazing image.

Original sold!

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  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosover 3 years ago

    Dianne this is lovely!!!! beautiful!

  • Thankyou so much maria!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    I am fascinated by your use of coffee and tea in your painting!!!! oh yes.. and salt!!! :)
    Do you often use foods and spices etc?? ( BTW: a fav!!)

  • There are actually a few artists on rb who use coffee as a medium too! I actually decided to try because I didn’t have money to buy any watercolors lol! I have a section in my portfolio with some of my other coffee paintings if you are interested. I am thinking of trying mulberry and beetroot juices one day too. I like the idea that someone can paint even if they don’t have the money to buy paints.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    Great attitude and creativity! I applaud you!!

  • Thankyou heather! You just put a huge smile on my face!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusover 3 years ago

    love this Dianne – you have made something really special of my image!

  • Thankyou Christina! Thankyou for allowing me to use such a fantastic image in the first place. I was hoping you would like it. I actually just framed it before with a black matt around it and a brown frame and I am really happy with it.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 3 years ago

    Simply beautiful!!!!…
    :-)

  • Thankyou! Wondering if this will be the first coffee painting in a sojie lol!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 3 years ago

    Well it is beautiful, and I want to try coffee as well… :-) Any tips?

  • You can also check out the works of Elizabeth Kendall and Maree Clarkson too as they both do amazing coffee paintings. You should definately try it because it is heaps of fun. I use a couple of teaspoons of instant coffee in a bit of boiling water. You can make it stronger or weaker to change the tones. It is all about experimenting which is why I am so happy that this one turned out well.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 3 years ago

    Oh yes, I remember saw their coffee works! I love their works as well… :-)
    Thank you!
    :-)

  • I think everyone should try coffee painting at least once!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 3 years ago

    Dianne, this is so good…..that little bit of color is perfection with the flowers. It draws me in!!
    Love both photo and Painting!!

  • Thankyou Elizabeth! I was really happy once I put in that little bit of colour. I want to go through the door and have a coffee!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Eddy Aigbe
    Eddy Aigbeover 3 years ago

    You just showed me how to kae up a photo with coffee. Brilliant work!!!

  • Thankyou so much! I was a bit nervous about taking this one on in coffee, but I am really glad that I did.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Eddy Aigbe
    Eddy Aigbeover 3 years ago

    Sorry, ment to say: wake up a photo… guess I need to make myself a cup of coffee then :D

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