. An Irish artist had built up a good reputation for his oil paintings and portraits. One day an elegant lady pulled up in her limousine and entered his studio. She asked him if he would paint her in the nude , and if he did , she would pay him a handsome price. He thought about it for a moment and said .... OK .... “I’ll paint you in the nude alright, but I have to leave my socks on, so I have a place to wipe my brushes!” .