After paintbrushes were invented, beards and the chins attached to them breathed collective sighs of relief knowing they would no longer be called upon to sketch scratchy portraits of royalty. Rejoice in the multitude of magnum opus materials with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of art supplies from Central Art Supply Company in St. Petersburg. Staffed by knowledgeable artists, this independently owned creativity haven keeps its shelves decorated with a dizzying array of masterpiece-making supplies. Paint a still-life bowl of fruit on an 11"x14" stretched canvas ($5.75), or quickly memorialize the miracle of seeing an apple juggle itself in a 9"x12", 100-sheet Canson sketch pad ($8.12). Paintbrushes such as the Winton bristle round size 6 ($6.30) lend artists more control than pigment-drenched cat tails when trying to illustrate detailed boating scenes or clean pet cats.
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2429 Central Ave.
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