World Watercolor Month: Coffee Ritual


We have a coffee ritual.  Mitchell makes the coffee.
I slice the fresh ginger for him.
Beautiful cups, and sliced fresh ginger, brown sugar and milk make a heavenly coffee.
Mitchell puts his finger in it for extra sweetness.


I’ve always painted these cups using every tool available,
including Fineline Masking Fluid to show the white outlines, and you can see
the effects of the white as it really exists on the cups below.
I wanted to try a faster sketch for #worldwatercolormonth,
trying to capture their essence without all the masking fluid.
I think these cups, with all their gorgeous white raised detailing,
need me to take the time every time.

Side note, I’ve not used my watercolors for ages,
and I did not clean them before starting this challenge,
and learned another valuable lesson.  Two really.
First, In my world, with cats and upholstery, bits of dust and cat hair get into everything.
I had to really clean them thoroughly to get them to run clean.
Second, not sketching with watercolors for a long time I have gotten rusty!

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6 Responses to World Watercolor Month: Coffee Ritual

  1. lois says:

    You’ve gotten rusty? Look at the detail on the spoon in the green cup–it’s beautiful!

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  2. libraryladyaksusan says:

    these are beautiful tea cups and gorgeous renderings!

    my brother loves coffee and ginger – i’ll suggest the combination to him … and to use brown sugar with his milk instead.

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  3. ericmtl2021 says:

    “Mitchell puts his finger in it for extra sweetness.” hahahaha this is awesome! Lovely work as usual, I agree, no sign of rustiness.

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