Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I did a naughty thing this weekend.
I went to Pearl in Long Island (near Jones Beach) since according to their site, certain stores across the U.S. were having 50-75% sales. I'm assuming these places are going out of business due to the recession and I just jumped at the opportunity. I was hoping to buy the more expensive items such as pigments which would be now in the $20 rage instead of $70 or so. Alas, they were all gone but (here's my scandal) ... I did purchase a rather large canvas. And I mean HUGE. Like size of your apartment wall huge. I was just so excited seeing it, I knew I had to have it. The price for it was amazing - $40 versus $100 it normally sold for. I have no idea how I got it home since me and my lover didn't have a truck at the time. Bungie cables I think were used. We had curious stares at our car turned kite as we "flew" down the highway home, of course. What will I paint on this giant canvas? It's a mystery. Seeing it home laid out in front of me on the wall made me feel so dirty. It has a rip from the trip (which I've managed to fix with a little duct tape in the back). I'm sure it will add something to the painting later. I'm tempted to get more while this sale is going on. I think for my family and friends, this is enough of a controversy. My latest oil painting is almost done by the way. Can't say when exactly but I'm at that stage where the message is done but the detailing is a bitch. So far I've been getting so many compliments and questions of "are you selling it?!", I'm wondering, "when it's done, what to do with it?".