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Artist Genevieve Barbee is creating 800 portraits of individuals and their talents. She asks each person one question: "What are you good at?". She's had a lot of different responses...

Antoinette is Good at Explaining Wine to People

Watercolor on paper (2016)

Watercolor on paper (2016)

Wine was always Antoinette's hobby but when people started to notice her talent for talking people through it wine became her occupation. Now, she's the go to woman in her community regarding what to drink and why. I'm not sure she is a "super taster" but it sounds like you don't really need to be. Instead, a thoughtful perspective and a bit of patience seem to be the essential aspects to this talent.

This little painting is 6 x 6 inches and meant to be a bit visually hectic. Wine is as complex as you make it and I dunno, I guess I just wanted to throw my brush at the little square using as many bitty lines as I could. Antoinette mentions coconuts, oak, and chocolate in her voicemail and moving forward I might use the those symbols to talk about surprise, wisdom, and pleasure in other TWYGA pieces.