The file name of this image is e4000.jpg. When I started selling paintings and drawings on ebay in 2003 I had to upload an image. I started with e0001.jpg and have continued labeling that way ever since. Typing in "4000" just made me reflect, a conservative guess would say 80% of the artworks were sold, realistically more like 90%+. However you look at it I have sold well over 3000 works of art on ebay!
I have acquired a new toy! A remote control programmable LED light bulb. Here are the results of its first outing with a model. The painting is a colour study painted directly from the model. I take photos at the same time and then combine the colour study and photos to create a more finished work. The colour study was painted in fifteen minuets and the drawing took a day. Colour studies are done directly from the model and are really only a colour note as to what I saw at the time. Most are not worth looking at but this one works in its own right. The LED bulb provided the green/blue light and a normal tungsten spotlight provided the orange light.