Mastrena (Starbucks Painting in Gouache)

A painting of the Mastrena espresso machine in gouache and watercolor, I was originally intending on making this in casein, but forgot all my casein paints at home.  I hope you enjoy peeking at the process as much as I enjoyed painting this. I’ve been reading the book Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul and it’s been a fascinating read through of what happened to the Starbucks when Howard Schultz came back to be CEO in 2008. It’s given me a deeper appreciation and insight just into the struggles and triumphs the company had to go through to not die out during a particularly brutal economic period.

Colors are: Permanent Yellow Deep (Daniel Smith), Quinacridone Gold (Daniel Smith), Burnt Sienna (M. Graham), Perelyne Maroon (Daniel Smith), Ultramarine Blue (M. Graham), and Permanent White (Utrecht)

 

The copper look really makes it stand out

Urban sketching of Starbucks espresso machine, the Mastrena.

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