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Moka Express


    Moka Express  
17 × 11cm
watercolor on paper

My Italian moka coffee maker has been a nice challenge to work with.  I felt the need to paint something from life, I have been working too much from photographs lately. It has also been a great exercise to improve perspective skills, something else I am also striving for.

I first tried a value study in my sketchbook

my work in progress, almost finished.



  1. Great job on this and the sketch. These pots have such unusual sides that they are difficult to do in proportion. You handled it well.

    1. They really do have a difficult shape, thank you for your encouragement Joan!

  2. Very nice, Celia
    You chose a difficult subject. Well done!

    1. Thank you Maywyn, I am happy you agree!

  3. Such an interesting shape and beautiful reflections!

  4. Oh Celia - this is just how you caught all those lovely colors in the reflective surface. Can I come have some great Italian coffee with you? That would be such fun! Hugs

    1. Thank you so much Debbie! Come on over, it would be such fun! A big hug!

  5. What a wonderful variety of blues and lavenders, Celia, and I am full of admiration for your
    drawing skills. Not easy to handle the perspective on this. Big pat on the back - you must feel good with how it turned out. It is fabulous!.

    1. You are always so kind and encouraging Julie! I really appreciate it!

  6. Really well done, not easy to do with all these various sides ( lati ) . Love the shine, gorgeous !


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