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Buzzworthy paintings: Artist pairs coffee with canvas

Buzzworthy paintings: Artist pairs coffee with canvas

Jason Swain dips his paintbrush into the lid of a mason jar then gently glides the brush against his canvas. Working on a portrait of Kurt Cobain, Swain fills in the eye of the late Nirvana lead singer and guitarist. Swain uses a shade of brown for Cobain's eye but his medium of choice isn't paint. It's coffee. "I never thought I'd be painting with coffee," Swain said. "It's bizarre." Painting with oil paints for 20 years and having dabbled in watercolor and acrylic paints, Swain, a Kensington resident, began experimenting with coffee two months ago. "I was sort of ready to change up and do something different just to keep my mind...

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