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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 3:55 a.m. PST

I drink coffee only because I paint in the mornings. I drink coffee no matter what I'm doing in the morning.

PzGeneral12 Feb 2018 4:06 a.m. PST

Never thought of most of these as 'mind altering'….

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 4:15 a.m. PST

Agree with PzGeneral, I drink coffee or diet Coke but don't consider them "mind altering".

Dagwood12 Feb 2018 4:48 a.m. PST

I would drink, probably tea or coffee, but my painting table is so cluttered that there's no room to put a cup down ….

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 5:04 a.m. PST

Usually water and occasionally soda.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 6:18 a.m. PST

This needs to be a "pick five".

I drink coffee, tea, and water all the time, so during painting, yes. I also often paint when I would normally have a beer of glass of wine (hanging out with SWMBO, "watching" sports, etc.), so I don't drink alcohol for painting, but I also don't stop drinking I would otherwise be doing.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 6:32 a.m. PST

I often drink tea while painting as much to ease the pain in my hands from the heat of the cup as any effect from the tea itself.


Asterix Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 7:17 a.m. PST

Depends on the time of day.

farnox12 Feb 2018 7:42 a.m. PST

Caffeine makes my hands shake so I stay away from coffee tea etc. I'm not much of a drinker so I never really tried painting after a few.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

+1 time of day variance.

Cyrus the Great12 Feb 2018 8:00 a.m. PST

Another for water and rarely soda.

dapeters12 Feb 2018 9:35 a.m. PST

I find that if I have a beer the first couple sips are fine, but then I get into painting and forget I have and then it's flat and warm. Same sort of thing with coffee.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 11:30 a.m. PST

I don't mix drinking with painting. Which helps explain why it takes so long for me to get around to paining anything.

Dave Crowell12 Feb 2018 12:32 p.m. PST

I have a strict studio rule of no beverages anywhere near the painting area. I have gulped paint water and swished my brush in my drink one too many times…

And it doesn't matter how distinctly different the containers are, it will happen.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member12 Feb 2018 12:40 p.m. PST

Not being the most skilled painter, my drinking usually begins AFTER painting when I see what I did to my poor minis.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 2:37 p.m. PST

I sometimes have a spot of tea or a Coke when painting

Not often, but sometimes

Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Feb 2018 8:19 p.m. PST

I don't like painting so I drink a soda while packing up my figs to ship off to a painter. lol

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 10:34 p.m. PST

Best answer yet!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2018 5:03 p.m. PST

Old habits. I used to use a Diet Coke can for my wash water. (Spills out much more slowly if you knock it over, and I was in barracks: no ready access to small cans.) Having a drinking can and a washing can on the table was just asking for trouble.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2018 8:18 p.m. PST

Water mostly but have done coffee or occasionally tea

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