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?".


  1. Maybe you can paint something on your new canvas related to your movie idea. Something that can become a plot device or set piece.

  2. I really like that idea! Like in Tim Burton's The Jar?