This won an honorable mention ribbon in the 2006 Calgary Stampede contest.
Sorry but, the framed image on the right is darker and has a bluish cast, but it shows the dark brown mat I used and the Light Bronze metal frame.
Arches 140lb HP watercolor paper. Prior to doing the
background I masked the coffee beans and the saucer
areas. The background is several layers of a
concentrated walnut ink solution which I wiped after
each application to give a very light glazing effect.
When dry I removed my masking. I used several layers of
colored pencils that produced a very heavy end result
for the coffee and the beans, and shading only for the cup/saucer. I
used Dr Martin's bleed proof white for the lettering
which is "Uncial".
Words: I don't have a problem with caffeine, I have a problem without it.