I made some AMAZING purchases today: one silver 4-inch border, a 24X48 frame, a 12X24 wooden frame, prussian blue, cadmium yellow, deep hue red, turpentine and a few other art supplies all for under $60.00! Now that i think about it I could have gotten the blue, yellow, and red at a discount if i had waited a few days...but that doesn't matter 'cause i bought a $70 frame for just $16 so i'm not gonna blow my savings' high! I haven't painted in oils for more than four years, but I decided to have some basic oil colors handy just in case I decided to. 'Why not paint in oils all the time' you ask? (I'm gonna assume you're inquisitive) I don't know really. Sometimes the cost of oil paints, Really GOOD oil colors, come from the earth. A slight change in the U.S. economy (such as a factory closing, or a vendor deciding to stop producing certain solvents) can affect even amateur artist like me. However, now that i have more income from generated sales--I can afford more and better materials including high end textiles and precious metals. My ultimate goal in my textile designs is to include precious stones and metals within my canvases. YES, I want to put diamonds and crystals and emeralds into my paintings. I know it sounds nuts, but most things I do sound a little kooky until they're done.
This week has been a slow sales week. *Sigh* I'm using my down time to catch up on some reading. Sometimes coming across a certain word, stanza, or line from a poem inspires a new painting in me. I'm in search for that 'new word' today.