Which is worse? Wasting a day driving to get supplies, or wasting three waiting for your supplies to be delivered?
Last night I started working on my 15th painting for my exhibition in August. Then I realized that I was running out of Gamblin Titanium white quick dry.....eeeeek . That is a critical pigment; there is no substitute for it in my palette., and no store near here supplies it. I went online to order some, but soon realized that even with an over-night delivery, it would not arrive until Monday afternoon. (We live in a rural zip code, so all deliveries take an extra day). What to do ????. You guessed it... I made a speed run to Charleston Artists and Craftsmen Supply. Nothing like a 150 mile round trip for a $20 product.... But at least I can continue working on the painting while the vision is still in my head.
PS... I did learn from this experience not to wait until I ma almost totally out of some supply before buying its replacement. So of course I picked up some other non-essentials while I was there