The most common question I receive is always about the price tag. Art is a strange subject and it’s open to all sorts of views and approaches. Most artists avoid this subject but I’ll make it real easy.
“If you think my art costs too much just state your budget and if you’re one of those who say my art is worth far more; feel free to tip the artist.”
Often a person will tell me to charge more but then they don’t tip… I don’t understand that…. Anyway this coffee art is my new passion and it’s rewarding for me to see it go out into the world regardless of the money it earned.
I’m a totally different breed of artist. I’ve established my prices and they aren’t some kind of secret.
Haggle me on pricing if you must, I’ll work with you to get custom art made on a budget.
Are you part of a cause that needs items for fundraising? I’ve donated lots of coffee art to charity. The donated coffee art can even be made to match an event’s theme.
Please feel free to ask questions. Just don’t ask me to sell you replicated copyright protected things like for example famous characters.
Listed below are some samples of my coffee art with sizes and prices listed from smallest and cheapest down to largest and most expensive.
It’s 2016 and I’m now producing little 4×4 coffee paintings. I sell them for $5 each at live events, shows and fairs. Selling original art for just $5 really helps make my artwork available to anyone, even those with a small spending budget.
This coffee painting of tiny birds on a wire with a heart, is among the most requested. It’s 9×6 and sells for $30. Of course custom art means that you could request more birds or get it in a larger size for a bit higher price.
This next coffee painting of a Robin is also a 9×6 and it’s priced at $40. It’s a bit more because this art is not as simple as the previously listed birds on a wire.
Moving to the next size, 9×12, this coffee painted Barn Owl sells for $50. This could be any animal or figure, note that there is no back drop painted behind the owl.
Art that is 9×12 but just requires more time to paint the details, like this Octopus, sells for $60
This Indian Feathered Headdress is a custom cut size, 12×14.5 and is priced at $75
Another custom cut, this coffee painting of Monument Valley is 12×15.5 and priced at $85 –simply because there is more coverage on this one than the previous example with the feathered headdress.
The Native Mother with Child is one of the largest size coffee paintings I’ve produced so far. It features human portraits too, which holds a higher value when it comes to an artists skills. This coffee painting measures 18×24 inches and is priced at $300. Keep in mind something this large requires an additional $30+ for shipping costs. Original art is shipped flat and never rolled in a tube.
Again one of big ones, this Sprinting Cheetah is one of my favorites! It’s 17 inches tall and a whopping 48 inches wide. Priced at $240.
I really like the Lion Fish so it’s going into this list too. It’s 22×28, $180 and it’s a great example of a design that could simply be made smaller if you only wanted to spend $40.
Almost done… This Dream Catcher features, orchids, stars and winged kittens. It’s 22.5×27.5 inches and it’s priced at $300. (+shipping)
To finish my listing of coffee art sizes and prices, I saved the best for last and it’s a little unusual too. This is not my typical artwork though I do enjoy it the most and I’ll tell you why. Fantasy or sci-fi themes are my absolute favorite. I also love to create real characters not just simple images and I love, love, love, very detailed art that actually makes sense. Packing a bunch of stuff into an image does indeed constitute detail but to me it’s only good when it’s visually stunning up close and far off. Steampunk is a perfect blend of all that I love in art!
Let me tell you about this last piece. I painted this right when I first started painting with coffee, which was early 2015. I wanted to make steampunk art and thought the coffee medium being similar in color to historical photographs would help add to my work. After I completed this art I was totally hooked on painting with coffee and I’ve made hundreds of coffee paintings since!
I’d like you to now meet “Sir Whiskerfur and Lieutenant Colonel Beaker”
This coffee art is 9×12, it’s professionally matted and framed already so actually it’s even larger. I spent $150 to get exactly the perfect frame too, it matches the darkest tones perfectly!
It required 7 hours to produce with 21 hours of drying time. I paint, let dry, repeat, repeat, repeat…
It’s hands down my favorite coffee painting to date and left me a high bar set to out do it in the future. This art is currently priced at $650.
Coffee Art is produced on 140lb watercolor paper. It is shrink wrapped and mounted to protect it while being shipped. Coffee art is light fast and may fade if exposed to UV light. Coffee art should never be displayed in a damp environment. Professional framing is highly recommended. *Professional framing can often be more expensive than the art you purchased.