"Pretty In Blue"My 5th mini-painting in a week. I have been fighting a lot of pain lately due EDS and the meditative quality of painting really helps me get through. All are 5x5 acrylic paintings on artist-quality canvas. I originally was going to go with 6x6 canvas but was informed that 6x6 in the brand I use is student grade and from experience I believe in working on good quality substrates. The first 4 acrylic paintings I completed years back were on student grade canvas. Much later on a trip to Delta, John sold me artist quality; wow, what a difference, previously I thought all canvas was equal aside from quality linen, now I know better and advise not to use student grade. I believe student grade supplies do a great dis-service to budding artists. So much easier to use quality materials and less headaches in the end. This especially goes for paint. I had given up acrylic painting to begin with as I was sold student grade, which is greasy, ugh! And the smell, double ugh! I now use liqitex acrylics as it does not make me feel ill as the others did, though I keep a window open for air circulation when painting as paint off-gases. I am so glad I was informed about Delta Arts in Edmonton as the staff are informed, knowledgeable and helpful. Kudos to a store that takes art seriously. May they be in business for a long time to come.