Years ago, a friend asked me to "store" some art materials that he acquired from his mother. Among those things was a large wooden cabinet that housed dozens and dozens of oil paints 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 that I still use to shoot photo portraits against. I buy canvas in bulk, stretch and prime everything and even make my own custom wooden frames in my woodshop. Painting is my bastion of creativity. Contact me if you would like to see more or preferable buy one or two.