Coffee Art on Canvas

“A home runs on love, laughter and lots of strong coffee.”

The smell of coffee reminds people of home!!

Hello everyone,  Shanta here and today I will take you through a painting tutorial with an offbeat medium….Yes coffee, it is!!

Coffee art developed accidentally when,  an artist unintentionally spilt some coffee on a canvas. It was then that the artist realized, it would be a great medium to work with.

A popular beverage with intoxicating aroma which is a stimulant in itself, is presently a favorite pick to make sepia paintings. For artists, coffee turns out to be a very versatile medium that helps with variations in tones and the depth of the colour with its dark and rich hues. That is indeed fascinating!!

METHOD USED TO PAINT WITH COFFEE:

I sketched a design of my choice onto the canvas board.

To make coffee paint I mixed a portion of coffee powder and Decoupage Glue- Matte. For a darker shade, I increased the amount of coffee powder in the mixture. For a lighter shade, I added a little water to the mixture.

I started off by giving a light coffee wash to the entire canvas.

I then worked on the outline of the design by using a dark shade  of the prepared coffee paint.

Thereafter, I worked on the canvas and filled up the design by using this mixture/paint. I used lighter shades for the mountains, river and stones by giving them light brush strokes.

For the trees I gently dabbed a darker shade of the coffee paint. Similarly, using the darker shade of the coffee paint as required, I completed the other subjects in the painting.

I finally sprayed sufficient amount of varnish to seal the paint.

And this is the completed coffee painting on canvas..

MATERIALS:

Instant Coffee Powder

Mont Marte Canvas Board

Little Birdie Decoupage Glue: Matt

Round Brush #5

Acrylic Spray Varnish

I hope you enjoyed going through the procedure of making a coffee painting and would indulge in brewing a painting of your own!!

Cheers,

Shantha

 

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