Quink Ink and Nescafé

Quink Ink and Nescafé

Lovely Mia! I'm looking at my cup of coffee in a totally different light! Very effective.

How lovely Mia. Very delicate and I admire your choices of ink and coffee!

Love the limited palette , it suits the The Bridge House beautifullly, Mia.

Goodness, we need never worry about running out of paint! This works really well Mia.

This sparkles Mia, beautiful done.

Beautiful pen and wash Mia, love the thought of using diluted coffee

This is lovely Mia. Never thought of using coffee!

Thank you all very, very much for your lovely and positive comments. I often use coffee for monochrome paintings when I have no paintbox at hand. You can use the Nescafé grains more or less diluted. Although I never combined it with Quink Ink. You just have to see that you don't drink it afterwards!!! lol :)

Hang on Studio Wall

The Bridge House at Ambleside. I started immediately in ink with an Artline marker, no pencil drawing first. I gave it a wash with diluted Quink Ink for the building and the stonework on the bridge. For the trees and foliage, I used diluted Nescafé. I gave the water a glaze with cobalt blue. Size A4. All comments as usual very, very welcome :)

About the Artist
Mia Ketels

I live in Blankenberge on the Belgian Coast, about 15km from Bruges. After being trained as an art teacher in the 60ties, I started teaching for a few years. Then I had my carreer in a school administration. After retirement, I started drawing and painting again. I bought a lot of English books…

View full profile
More by Mia Ketels