This is the origin of hangover throat. Eventually, I will add a photograph of my creation. It still sits in my office, reminding me of good times that were had by all.
It was winter and the roads were snowy. On a bitter cold Saturday, I joined my family for a paint night at a local restaurant. I purchased a stemless wine glass as my canvas and chose my colors: gold, copper, brick red, and brown. I do not recall if I purchased a glass of wine to sip while painting, but I do recall amusing those around us with my claims that I would be painting what I called hangover throat. Even more than entertaining those around me, I enjoy entertaining myself.
Hangover throat the wine glass has something of a flower type image painted on the bottom of the glass and up the sides. I designed it so that the bottom layer while painting shown through the inside of the clear glass. The flower can only be seen when peering in to the glass. The exterior was intended to reflect what a throat looks like. As I layered on the paint, the colors blended together in the most complementary of ways. The brown and red paired beautifully with the shimmering gold and copper.
My goal with hangover throat was to paint the joy of a night on the town drinking with friends, family, and anyone else that you meet along the way. I also wanted to capture the repercussions one feels the morning after a night of drinking too much. I wanted to capture that feeling in the back of your throat, when it feels like you’ve been snoring all right; your mouth dry, your throat pained, bad breath.
The story of hangover throat is quite simple. It is an amusing phrase, intended to evoke the contradictions of alcohol consumption.