Painting with Coffee & Red Wine

You've been drinking wine and cooking with it. Now you can paint with wine.

What to expect when you start painting with wine & coffee.

  • Painting with coffee is much easier than traditional watercolor.

  • There is a wide range of colors found in painting with wine.

  • The color of coffee and wine compliment each other.

  • Layers of painted wine & coffee create beautiful textures and depth.

  • It really is possible to relax and have fun painting.

  • You will discover an unexpected use of left-over coffee and wine.

  • For coffee painting I like Espresso and for painting with wine it's Pinot. I like to paint with what I like to drink

Coffee & Wine Painting Workshops

I have been painting with coffee for many years. It is similar to watercolor painting but easier to use. It is always available and affordable. Painting with coffee usually starts with a pencil drawing or outline.

The workshops have enabled many frightened "wanna-be" artists to experience a creative freedom they had previously been unaware of. With coffee there is nothing to be afraid of.  Workshops are taught small groups in safe environments with close personal attention and direction.  I hover over my students so they don't give up before they have really given it a chance. 

Coffee & Wine Painting   Pinot Noir and eucalyptus leaves are used as a guide for painting with coffee or painting with wine. It is not necessary to drink wine or drink coffee in the painting process but it does help..

Coffee & Wine Painting
Pinot Noir and eucalyptus leaves are used as a guide for painting with coffee or painting with wine. It is not necessary to drink wine or drink coffee in the painting process but it does help..

Coffee & Wine Painting 

Painting with wine has proved to be a perfect medium to use with coffee. The colors blend well together and most of the techniques are the same. I start everyone with coffee first because it is much more "forgiving" than wine. 

Painting with Coffee and Wine.

Painting with Coffee and Wine.

Are you ready to paint with coffee?

For more information about Workshops
and How to Paint with Coffee
visit Coffee Art Works.

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marin-independent-journal article about Nancy Nichols

My 15 Minutes
A few years ago my coffee paintings  caught the eye of Marin Independent Journal's lifestyle editor, Vicki Larson. She wrote an article on my coffee art and plugged an exhibit at the Coffee Roaster's in San Anselmo.  Read the article  The show introduced to the idea of painting with coffee - rather than just drinking it.  There was something "friendly" about coffee that I hadn't realized and people were curious. Their unexpected interest in painting with coffee encouraged me to start my Coffee Painting Workshops. I realized I could teach "creatively blocked people" how to paint if they used coffee instead of "real paint" just to get started. Coffee was familiar and that made people feel less intimidated - even to just talk about the possibility of picking up a paintbrush suddenly became a possibility. It became painting without paint because we all know that coffee isn't paint.

Art Detective - My Nancy Drew story

My 15 Minutes
A few years ago my coffee paintings  caught the eye of Marin Independent Journal's lifestyle editor, Vicki Larson. She wrote an article on my coffee art and plugged an exhibit at the Coffee Roaster's in San Anselmo.  Read the article  The show introduced to the idea of painting with coffee - rather than just drinking it.  There was something "friendly" about coffee that I hadn't realized and people were curious. Their unexpected interest in painting with coffee encouraged me to start my Coffee Painting Workshops. I realized I could teach "creatively blocked people" how to paint if they used coffee instead of "real paint" just to get started. Coffee was familiar and that made people feel less intimidated - even to just talk about the possibility of picking up a paintbrush suddenly became a possibility. It became painting without paint because we all know that coffee isn't paint.

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'  then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."  Vincent Van Gogh