Craig Peterson

"African Pigmy King Fisher"
Coffee, Watercolor, Pen 
48 x 58 cm (framed)

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 watercolor 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. 

50% of the sale of this artwork will go towards Project Waterfall