Not one of my more brilliant ideas....in fact, it's quite the opposite.
First of all, this should not have been a project for indoors though it has been good to be near the bathroom sink. This
is way more of a mess and way more trouble than it was supposed to be. The plan was to mix my own colors using house paint instead of oils like I usually do. The only way I could think to economize on the cost of paints for the new big art heart project was to use house paint.
Trying to economize with art supplies has wasted my time, efforts,
sanity, and money. Not as much money as if I were using oil paints, but
the trade off in the learning curve, time, and confidence might make it
worth it to use oils. It's just such an expensive habit to
have....being an artist. And then to fail in even a small way is such a
waste of valuable resources.