Thursday, April 11, 2013

More Coffee Stainning

Ok, now that I've determined that Yes, coffee is a medium... (obviously, amongst other things like tea and wine (thanks Tammie ;))

I have fallen in love with the way coffee looks on paper. It gives the drawing such warmth, but mostly darkness... I like the dark tones that it gives that raw look & emotion that I feel when I use it. I think bringing something new to my art.... I hope you can "feel" a bit as I did when creating them...


She's called "Neglect" ...... not in the way you would right away think.  Not neglected by anyone particular.  It's the fact *she* neglects herself... You see she's always had an overwhelming feeling of low self worth... As if she doesn't "deserve" to be taken care of... she neglects her physical appearance as well as her health and emotional being.

This is simply "Want" She always has a look of *want* in her eyes... constantly wanting to be loved, to be cared for, appreciated...



  1. Your drawings are so beautifully enchanting Joanna and the coffee painting totally enhances them. Annette x

  2. Beautiful! The coffee stains go so well with your delicate pencils. The rich golden brown really carries the theme of each piece.

  3. it is so wonderful to see what you have been creating. they are beautiful.

    also made me smile to see your thank you.

    Lovely day to you.

  4. wonderful emotions and ideas. :D

  5. you're so right about the warmth of the coffee - it goes so well with your drawings, they're beautiful! :)

  6. I just found your blog via Etsy and a treasury, I love your use of coffee as a medium, very clever. Your pieces are so mysterious and whimsical I absolutely love them!

  7. I just love your art! I can look at it for hours. You really inspire me. Keep it up.