The Art of Coffee original egg tempera painting by artist Linda Paul
Beautiful original sculpted painting of coffee beans, burlap bags, coffee plants and Hawaiian Kona flowers, coffee grinder and biscotti cookies all overlooking a tropical plantation By American artist Linda Paul.
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$949.00 Size 29" wide x 25" high"
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Artist's Inspirations: I love coffee!
Couldn't paint without it. If I was ever on
Survivor, and they allowed me to bring one luxury
good, it would have to be coffee! Combine that with
my desire to live somewhere tropical like Hawaii and
the inspiration for this painting was born. I
imagined a window overlooking a misty coffee
plantation with a volcano in the background, hanging
coffee vines, burlap coffee bags some cool
coffee cups, a grinder, and of course biscotti
cookies and a Hershey's chocolate kiss that
goes oh so perfect with coffee.
wanted to portray that
coffee is an
art and a beautiful process from the field to
your coffee cup.
Here is how this
painting was created
I have started the sketch for my coffee plantation
painting. I sketch in red chalk to channel the Renaissance
part of me. I start with the
background landscape of my plantation house and far
off volcano and mountains. I plan to have most of
the closer background in beautiful layered mists, so
that the plantation house and mountain peek out from
the mist. In the foreground I have drawn hanging
coffee beans ripening on the vine, and on the
right side, coffee plants in bloom. I am using the
blooms from Hawaiian Kona coffee. The beautiful
white blooms are called Kona Snow.
The only other items in the foreground at this stage
are a biscotti jars full of cookies and a couple
bags of coffee beans. I let my drawing unfold
organically, adding elements based simply on what I
want in the painting, then placing them based on
balance and positive and negative space.
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This is the sculpting process on a 3/8" maple
board. I will sculpt all the major elements in
the foreground, leaving the background as just a
painted landscape. The burlap coffee bags were quite the
challenge to sculpt, but I think I will have a neat
effect once I paint them. . I have added a coffee
cup, a Hershey's chocolate kiss and some cinnamon
So as usual, I am not sure what
colors I want to use in this painting, so I decided
to do a little study painting of the burlap coffee
bags and hanging coffee plants. At first I had the
background sky a slate blue, but I did not like the
cool tone it cast, so I changed it to a latte
coffee color. Color is all about what color in next
to it rather than the color itself in isolation.
I like the color palette of my study (above), so I
am moving on with the big painting. I always start
background first and then move forward. The
background will be a tropical landscape of
rich vegetation, a plantation house and faint
volcano. My next step will be to layer mists onto
the dark green vegetation, softening the lines and
creating the feel of a misty, tropical morning
I have started to layers the background mists and
paint the sculpted coffee plants, leaves, flowers
and coffee beans which are ripening on the vine.
Coffee beans start out green and ripen through
stages of orange, then to red. They turn brown when
they are roasted. I have left very dark green
vegetation next to the window ledge because I plan
to have the coffee in the cup steaming and adding to
Customer review: The art arrived today! It's BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you! Raine (purchased Coffee Beans Original Painting
I am starting to develop the foreground elements.
Color is tricky because it all has to work together.
I think I have finally decided what to do with the
bottom portion of the painting along the front ledge
of the shelf. I want to paint designs of coffee
flowers and beans on the vine. It should pull the
whole painting together and tie the top portion to
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