Coffee girl

For a long while I’ve wanted to try to paint with coffee. I was in Venice this summer and saw a painting at a restaurant that could have been done in coffee from the looks of it. The owners did not know for sure if it was coffee or not but my it made me really want to give it a go. The reason it took so long is mainly because I tend to drink all the coffee and have none left to paint with! But this Christmas we bought a Christmas coffee that was undrinkable which presented an opportunity to use the coffee for my artsy purposes. I had lots of fun drawing a girl using only coffee and water. I sketched her first with a color pencil and the coffee was quite pale so I had to do many layers.

Drawing of girl made in coffee