I have found a Super Cheap art supply place. they sell amatuer and professional gear and have the best priced canvasses and easles I have ever seen!!
60 odd dollars later Liam and I emerged with 6 canvasses, a drawing board with clips, a new sketchpad, charcoal, kneadable erasers and a huge pot of gesso.
I am going to be experimenting with impasto and quick techniques as well as playing wth more sketching. I may even move to more contemporary and abstract pieces now that I can plan them out on a big sketchboard.
I even dreampt about it this morning. thats how sad I am…. 😛