I stopped in San Clemente this weekend on my way to Laguna Canyon, there is a pretty good art supply store on El Camino Real which also hosts workshops. I took a workshop there from Marc Whitney with some good friends a couple of years ago - I loved the workshop, loved the paintings I did that weekend and remember that the stock in the attached store was pretty broad. So, I needed to pick up a tube of paint and of course it never stops there. I needed a palette knife, a rigger, and there was a sale on gesso boards. This painting is on a gesso board, which is so much fun to paint on - the paint moves around like I haven't experienced. I've gesso'd (is that a word?) boards myself before but this was better. It was like being in a canoe on a river, with the slightest angle or push of the brush, movement happened. Fun stuff. I think I'm just lucky there isn't a "COSTCO" for art supplies. I would get into big trouble.