Great Things Come in Big Packages

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There is almost nothing more exciting than putting the first paint strokes on a freshly prepared canvas. Unless it is receiving a package of new canvas. And paint brushes. And even more art supplies. I absolutely LOVE getting packages! pexels-photo-102127

This past week I had to invest some hard-earned cash from my 9 to 5 to purchase some necessary supplies. I was getting worried that I wouldn’t have enough canvases for all of my ideas in my latest project. (Photos and video of the current enterprise coming soon). It was so rewarding to open that carton of goodies!

I don’t know where you get your supplies but I really enjoy working with Jerry’s Artarama. No, they didn’t pay me to say that. I have been purchasing my supplies through them for years, Jerry’s always has what I am looking for. Who do you like to use? I would love to hear of the favored companies that others prefer to use.

Anyways, in this order I received a big box of Yes! multimedia canvas, my favorite Chelsea Studios mediums, some Black Swan brushes and I did splurge just a little and got a small set of SOHO Urban Artist Oil Colors to sample. I can’t wait to try them out! My current palette is a jumbled mish-mash of beginner through professional grade oil paints and nearly every tube has been squeezed to death. Isn’t it awful when your favorite brand of say… Cadmium Yellow runs out so you open a standby tube of the same color and they are nothing alike?!

Currently I am working on a series of illustrations portraying old school nursery rhymes, lullabies, and children’s stories. I cant really decide what genre they fit into, maybe Art Nouveau? My previous series, Sticks & Stones was fairly abstract so this has been rather enjoyable. Check back soon for my portfolio.

Now that I have received all of my wonderful art supplies it will probably another week before I can drag myself away from the easel to write some more. My palette is calling so I must go.

Julie

 

 

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