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A coffee break..

I cooked the whole day today, but I managed to pack in a doodle sketch during my coffee break. Using only contour lines, most of the objects done in one line, I could sketch quick and without restraint. Adding some watercolour splashes afterwards and voilà, a doodle sketch to show for the day!

I accidentally dipped my brush in my coffee (which happens every tile I paint with a coffee or glass or something by my side). This time I decided to keep it and even added some more coffee splashes. Coffee, wine and tea actually make for great mediums to paint with. Add some aquarelle varnish or finish off by sealing your sketch with aquarelle varnish and it will last as long as watercolour.

..A coffee break doodle..

pen and watercolour in l’atelier du papier aquarelle sketchbook

coffee sketch

I am driving up to Paris for the week next week..spending some Valentine time with mon chéri …will show him all my secret corners I love to visit, take him to my favorite Rodin museum and garden, have late afternoon tea at my favorite cafe, stop for our traditional romantic moment on Pont Neuf(he just adores crossing the Seine on Pont Neuf all day long..!!). I hope to come home with some great sketches and photos and …books of course!

I leave you with an old sketch of Paris, done a few years ago…

..Paris-les arbres de Jardin de Luxembourg..

paris-les arbres de jardin de luxembourg

à bientôt




9 responses

  1. Love both 🙂

    Wish I could sit and sketch and paint as you do:) And you cooked all day:)

    Have fun in Paris chanceuse..I’ll be shoveling.More snow today and freezing ..it’s been freezing all week.
    Paris would be way more fun.

    February 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm

  2. annie

    Love coffee sketches. Here we have both color and coffee, a double pleasure. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Trip. Looking forward to more of your Paris pictures.

    February 9, 2013 at 12:17 am

  3. That’s what we call a ‘happy accident’ 🙂 I love that you went ahead with it without hesitation.

    Have a wonderful, romantic stay in Paris. I am so envious!

    February 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm

  4. A lovely sketch and thanks for the tip about sealing the coffee.

    Have a wonderful romantic time in Paris. Musee de Rodin is also my favourite museum.

    February 9, 2013 at 7:28 pm

  5. thank you everybody!
    Take care and see you when I get back!

    February 10, 2013 at 10:28 pm

  6. I love this coffee splashed sketch of your coffee!!! I often stick my brush in my coffee if it is nearby. I am jealous that you are going to Paris…I can imagine sketching from each of the bridges and havin nutella crepes…oh my! I’ll just have to drool over your sketches when you get back.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:41 pm

  7. This is a fantastic, contour line drawing….you really nailed those lines down. I had a huge laugh about dipping your brush in your coffee….I have done that so many times…shows how hard to concentrate….Ah, I loved the Rodin museum the times I have visited Paris. Your mentioning your get away brought back memories….Always happy when your post ends up in my mailbox, here in the US!!!! Love the internet. smiles: sharon

    February 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm

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    February 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm

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