Thanks Arlene. About the jar...does it count if I did this on purpose?
I thought I was making it a little quirky. It's the way I take photos really...and I used a photo for this. But since the perspective on the brushes and paint tubes are hard to read, the jar is the only thing noticeable. Maybe it wasn't such a good idea. The top, sides and bottom of the jar should be pretty accurate. The view is slightly from above and slightly tilted.
Thanks Irish...16 hours isn't exactly dashing it off, but I have noticed that I can work much faster than before. 2 paintings in 3 days is really fast for me. Maybe it's because I only have weekends and evenings now and I concentrate more.