Friday, 3 August 2012

Coffee Pots 'in series' for APR

Ahh, the intoxicating allure
of brewing coffee.
It tickles your nostrils and then
dances in,
leaving you powerless
to resist.

Coffee is my heart starter 
in the mornings
and my goodnight kiss
in the evenings.

So, it is no wonder 
that I have chosen 
coffee pots 
for this weeks theme
of 'in series'
for the Artist's Playroom.

Coffee is for anyone.

Whether it is brewed on a stove 
in a tin pot
or served in cute 
coffee pots for a morning tea,

for breakfast in a hotel

or when you want 
to impress someone,

it never fails to bring people together.

Coffee does have a dark side though.
It comes in the form 
of an innocent looking
coffee bean, covered in chocolate.
I call them the Sirens
of the coffee world.

Coffee beans lure you in
and you have just one,
then another
and again and again,
until it strikes
and the nasty monster,
grabs you 
and you are a snivelling
hyped up mess on the floor.

But I digress,
coffee does that to you.

This weeks theme on APR is
in series and
I have painted 
a series of coffee pots in watercolour.
I know it was intended that the series be on
one sheet but being the grot that I am,
I would have smudged one pot
while trying to paint 
the other.
So better to be careful 
and cut each on it's own bit of paper.

If you don't like the set out at the top,
how about this one?

Okay, so a photographer, I'm not.

On looking at this photo,
I might darken the purple
around the spout
on the flower pot,
it seems to disappear too much.

Oh and sometimes a girl just needs to go shopping,
not for shoes or clothes but for this.

I couldn't afford them
but hey, sometimes 
a girls gotta do 
what a girls gotta do!!

I can't wait to play with them.

While I open this magical lid
and stare at the contents
why not head on over to 
and see what the other artists
have done.

I might just add on to Paint Party Friday too.


  1. got the pencils Von! Congrats and who cares that you have to give up a few meals to cover the'll be worth it.
    Now just keep me informed on how you go with them...I'm still getting to know mine and I'm not sure I'm doing the best with them.
    And on to the coffee pots...they are fantastic. That silver posh one looks just like a photo. Are you sure you painted it? ;D
    Brilliant work Von...but then you always do.
    I'm off now to try and photograph my entry...maybe see you later.
    Enjoy your coffee but even with those wonderful pots I'm going to stick with my cuppa tea fanks!
    Neesie (no APR number as yet) xox

  2. Great coffee pots, the blue one should be in my kitchen. I couldn't do my series on one sheet either. I've heard so much about those pencils, maybe I will have to follow your lead and get some myself.


  3. Cudoos(sp!) on coffee comments and caffeinated collections! I also am a coffee lover, but only have one cup 100% Colombian every morning. Otherwise has to be decaf! I love your different serving pots, and congrats on getting your Inktense pencils!

  4. I am sure you will love your new "inks"!

  5. These are great! I am also a coffee girl. ;) And jealous that you have Intense pencils!! Whoohoo! Enjoy!! :):)

  6. Your coffee pots are wonderful! If you drank all that coffee, however, wouldn't you be a bit shaky to work with your new Inktense pencils? *grin* I can't wait to see what you create with them. Eating is overrated, anyway. Happy PPF!

  7. I am absolutely in love with your coffee pots! They are masterful. I adore things in this style! also am a fan of coffee :D happy ppf!

  8. What fun to read this I have the jitters from so much coffee here and boy do I agree about those chocolate covered coffee beans!!!
    I once had the tin coffee pot but mine was bright yellow and I had a set of matching coffee cups all in different bright colors of tin.
    thanks for the memories.
    back to your series. I am very very impressed by your silver coffee pots that have very distinct shadows or shiny well painted...Great series!!! fun read!!!

  9. OOh, these are adorable Von, and I never even thought of giving each piece it's own paper!! Now yours really is a cool series. I can just imagine them all framed and on a kitchen wall. Cool.
    Much love,

  10. I am not a coffee lover (just drink it winter) but I like your art very much, I think my favorite is the blue one, thanks for sharing! Happy PPF

  11. those coffee pots are brilliant! You must really like your coffee - I used to be a big coffee drinker until I gave up dairy and now I just drink herbal tea (not quite the same kick!)Those pencils look fantastic - I'll look forward to seeing what you create with them!

  12. I really like the blue and the silver with the same shape.

  13. Wondeful series of coffee pots, I especially love the blue ones, the shading is just perfect! Shopping for art supplies really is the best kind of shopping (but it can get very expensive very quickly). Enjoy your new pencils!

  14. That is an amazing series... and I hate painting reflections which you have just nailed and made look so easy!!!! can't wait to see what you do with the inktense because I know what great work you do with watercolour pencils...xx

  15. I am a coffee lover and I love your coffee pots! :) I love those pencils, you add water and you get a burst of inky goodness. The colours are glorious.

  16. Loving your wonderful coffee pots. Have fun with the pencils. Happy PPF, Annette x

  17. AMAZING they are!! I especcialy love the white one with the blue dots ♥ happy PPF

  18. Hi Vonny
    Chocolate covered coffee beans...well, they taste even better
    when decorating a chocolate cheesecake !!! ( and we both know
    what that does to the hips !)
    Love the coffee pots....
    Angie GB

  19. Your coffee pots are wonderful. My favorites are the silver ones- you really captured the look of metal!!

  20. Just think those art pencils will bring you hundreds of hours of fun!! Think of it that way and you can afford them!! Beautiful post, both art and words!!! I LOVE COFFEE!! Just exactly how you described it!! I think my mom had that vintage pot with the turquoise too!! Excellent post!! Thanks for sharing this eye candy!! LOVE IT!!

    Hugs Giggles

  21. I think your coffee pot series is great. I like them as individuals. It makes them much more flexible. Your silver ones are stunning. I'm a coffee girl... can't help myself. Lovely work. Happy PPF

  22. Lovely coffee pots!
    I need to try these Inktense pencils!
    They look stunning in your pieces!

    (I also love dark chocolate covered coffee beans!)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  23. It's a fact that we can live on bread and water for a week....or your purchase is validated! lol I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy my Inktense.

    LOVE your coffee pot series!! Excellent job on the silver ones....they shine beautifully!

  24. Gorgeous pots Vonny :D Wish I was closer to a garden centre her abouts that has dozens upon dozens of tea-pots and not a duplicate in sight; I would take some photo's for you to see. Have a great weekend :0)

  25. A wonderful series! All beautiful!

  26. wow, they all turned out beautifully, and I love opening a new box of pencils, they all look so pretty and perfect...almost hard to use them...almost!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  27. The way you describe coffee so eloquently reminds me if my love affair with it, too. Like you, I drink it 24/7. Of course, I prepare mine in an automatic pot. Yours, on the other hand, are lovely and elegant. Love them ALL!!

  28. Fantastic all of them, and I too love my inktense pencils. WOW!

  29. Stunning and I love the way you weave the story through it. Glad, too, you enJOYed Gracie's piccies even though you aren't too hit in the head with dogs. Was so nice to read your thoughts!!

  30. These are amazing coffe pots, Vonny. I thought they were photographs until I read you did them in watercolors. I kike clothes, but artist tools and supplies are definitely at the top of my list too. I'm off to get some coffee. Blessings!

  31. Wow these coffee pots are just--wow. Incredibly realistic and all so pretty. My faves are the metallic ones though I also like the floral. I see what you mean about adding a touch of purple to give the coffeepot the attention it deserves though.

    And wow, watercolor pencils. I've never used them before though I'm soooo tempted. Enjoy them. With your talent, it would have been wrong not to invest in them.

  32. Great post!! very informative.
    Thank you very much for such a lovely and informative post.
    Navratna Mala

  33. Great job. I love your silver pots. They look so real. Wish I liked coffee.. I am a Tea Drinker only but I admire the coffee pots. :) Thanks for your comment on my blog. I didnt know Ducks could live so long. Amazing. HPPF.

  34. LOVE the coffee pots and chocolate covered coffee beans???? OMGosh... evil.. pure evil wrapped in an irresistible little bite. One can not just eat one of them. Snarf a whole bag in one sitting I would. :) Nicely done!! Warmly, Tracy

  35. Oh, my favorite pot is still the one with the blue circles. I went to a locally owned coffee shop this afternoon, right after they roasted some beans. OMG - it was knock me over strong!

    Are those are water soluable ink pens?


  36. What an excellent series - each SO different. My fave is the blue tin or 'cowboy' looking pot and those silver ones are amazing. Coloring metal and having it LOOK like metal? I'm in awe. Really beautiful.

  37. These are great, such beautiful shades in the blue, and I love the way you've caught the reflecting light on the metallic ones! I'm a tea girl, myself, but can appreciate the beauty of a coffee pot.

  38. Wonderful rendition of metal Von!


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