Now this is all great but it still isn't the great break I need. However, I may have found that yesterday. I have a friend who is running for US Congress. He is a Republican in a strongly Republican district. He is unopposed in his primary. Therefore he stands a good chance of winning. I just got an email back from him yesterday in which he would allow me to paint his portrait should he win. This is the "in" that I am looking for. To begin with, it will strengthen me in my native home town and will allow me to advertise there. Also it will allow me to advertise in the Washington DC area. That, to me, is where I really expect the money to be.