Friday, April 01, 2011

studio lunch


Yesterday my studio lunch wasn't the normal one - goat cheese and wine isn't my everyday lunch food, especially not the wine. Very good combination when it comes to taste, but I confirmed to myself again that the bohemian myth about the artist and red wine isn't working for me. The wine was so good I had two glasses and suddenly I sat there smiling thinking every painting I was working on was the work of a genius, but I couldn't bring myself to continue painting...

Black coffee, two hours and some slaps in the face later and I was finally back to my normal self critical me - with a clear mind.  It will probably be some years before I try that wine-lunch in the studio again.

Information about the summer course in big format screenprinting at HDK (where I will teach) is now posted on their website (in Swedish only).

9 comments:

annamaria said...

That's so funny. When I was studying in Florence I did as the 'Romans' did for a while and had red wine for lunch until it was clear it was time for a siesta after, not painting...So yes, the wine can wait...for dinner! I have been thinking alot about your watercolors lately. The more I know them the more I like them.x

Annton Beate Schmidt said...

This made laugh so hard!! I am exactly the same, no work with wine. Never! I once wrote a story while sipping Absinth, which made me feel free and creative. Well, until the next morning. Rereading it was torture!

nathalie et cetera said...

Ha Ha! très drôle. je n'aime pas boire en travaillant. comme toi, je deviens trop relaxe et ne peux plus rien accomplir!

gracia said...

Ah, the old Wine Genius goggles. I've worn them upon occasion too.

when skies are grey said...

So funny, one of my best friends and I joke about the time she called me to declare she was a painting genius. This was after much wine and classical music, which I guess added to her sense of grandiosity ;)

Alexandra Hedberg said...

... I was also listening to classical music (Opera: Don Giovanni)...

sandra said...

haha åh vad jag skrattar!

Louise said...

I like your wine lunch description. Very funny, very true.

creatingmisericordia said...

I have a horrible habit of drinking my painting water instead of my drinks, but maybe if it were in a wine glass I wouldn't have that problem!