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'African Pigmy King Fisher', 2015

by Craig Peterson


Coffee, Watercolour, Pen

58 x 48 cm

I hand stained paper with coffee to create a unique background for my painting. After I layered up the coffee stains I drew my subject which is an African Pigmy Kingfisher. I painted the bird using watercolour and added detail to the piece with pen. I chose the kingfisher as my subject because after doing some research I found that the kingfisher is one bird that is benefiting from a new coffee growing technique called shade coffee.