|Painting with coffee |
Espresso coffee has a high content of oil, and dark pigments. Is excellent to use as a paint
The above and below paintings are made Karen Alen.
The creation of coffee!
Painting with coffee is something fascinating, particularly for us coffee lovers. I decided to go ahead and give it a try. I brewed a cup of Julien's Peak, played some classical violin tunes, grasp a coffee book to get inspired, and brought my Ethiopian Jebena to do the honors.
After a morning of brewing espressos, I finally made 3 types of coffee ink.
Dark, Medium and Light. To make this possible i have played with the following parameters:
Grade of the grind, to make it thicker or thinner
Grade of roasting ( the darker the roast the darker the paint)
Ratio between coffee powder and water ( less or more concentrate)
Then I choose 2 types of aquarelle paper: 150 GSM and 300GSM grain fin.
I spend 3 hours in bliss and peace, smelling the coffee ink while giving the strokes with the brush, enjoying the music, drinking coffee with friends.....being at home.
Do you wanna try?
|Sawmia drawing an elephant|
|Ok J Lee, brought special paper and brushes from Korea.|
|Teo Lara painting a portrait of Eden Tormo|
|Matilde and Aloe interacting with the visitors|
|Jhonny painting with the straw technique. Drop a drop of coffee ink into the paper, take a deep breath, shut down the mind ( if you can!) and just blow and follow your inspiration.|
|Teo finishing the portrait|
|Eden helping Julien to to his first coffee creation|
|Uma painting a mandala|
|Writing a Zen poem|
|Eden portrait by Teo Lara|
|Our dear Royal Enfield Bullet. She carries the coffee to all the shops and with her we had traveled all around South India following the coffee spirit.|
|Our coffee stall|
|An Ethiopian jebena with a a branch of coffee bush with cherries.|