Years ago, a friend wanted to "store" some art things that he acquired from his mother. She was into oil painting. Among the things that were stored was a large wooden cabinet that housed dozens and dozens of oil paint tubes and supplies. The paints were top of the line Windsor and Newton as well as other brands. Cadmiums, cobalts, titaniums - the best of the best! Purchased today, it would be a down payment on a house! I had no experience painting, let alone with oil paints. I always loved the smell of linseed oil and turpentine, until I found out it could kill you. One of the first things I painted was a "mottled" eight by ten-foot background to shoot photo portraits against. I bought canvas in bulk, stretched and primed everything and even made my own custom wooden frames in my woodshop. Painting is my bastion of creativity. Thank you Charlie! Contact me if you would like to see more or preferable buy one or two.