Painting is so much more than just a hobby. It’s a lifestyle. So when I travel, I make sure that I spend at least some of my time doing what I love the most: Fearless Abstract Painting. In an effort to travel light, I decided to buy art supplies in Hawaii. Lesson learned: This decision turned out to cost a lot more than paying the excess baggage fee.
My second stop after Home Depot (of course), was a store called Ben Franklin (Imagine a less shinny version of Michael’s). There, I bought two 24” X 30” canvasses for $50 each, and some paint by a brand called Cheep Acrylic Colors.
My reasons for buying cheap quality paint were two fold: (1) I already own lots of great quality paint back home, (2) In order to keep my costs down while travelling, the cost of two tubes of paint for $4 was highly appealing.
Pros of Buying Cheep Paint:
Cons of Buying Cheep Paint:
Wherever you are, paint. Don’t let anything get in your way. If you can afford buying professional, artist quality paints while travelling, do it! This result in colors that are bring, intense and a little will go a long way.
On the other hand, if you would rather spend your extra cash on gas, Poke bowls and new sarong for the beach, reach for cheaper paint but keep in mind that the results to your work may not be what you’re accustomed to.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.