in this case thanks to joe and co-worker pete for their advice on white balance. specifically in regards to attaining color accuracy in the digital photos of my paintings. i tried it today and i'm much happier with the results! i have a few technical questions for pete, but i think i'm getting it!
on a different note (no pun intended), i've been reintroduced to a music i listened to in the distant past, again courtesy of co-worker pete. Loudon Wainwright. excellent new music. Loudon's new album, Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up, is great listening.