A few days ago I found a gift card that I had lost, a gift card to my favorite art store with sixty dollars on it.
Friends, I don’t think I have to tell you that as a creative writing major just out of school with a new apartment and a lack of a job, I do not exactly have a Scrooge McDuck style moneybin to swim in. I haven’t painted for myself in more than a year, due to the cost of supplies (and uh some amount of laziness). But finding that giftcard, that was better than finding a winning lotto ticket, better than discovering your oven spawns french fries, better than finding shoes that inexplicably make your butt look like a sculpted work of art. So I took that giftcard to the art store today and found four beautiful 24×36 inch canvases, each on mega-clearance, and now they are home with me.
I have yet to decide exactly what to do with them. I plan on using them to fill our bare white walls with some color and flash, with something beautiful, but what is beautiful? Should I paint a picture picture? Do simple bright squares in yellow or green? Minimalist pieces with a single speck of black in each corner?
What would you paint, or what would you like to have a painting of?