On Tuesdays it's dollar roses at Central Market. I've made that an informal tradition for a couple of years now (I don't go every Tuesday but I think about it). I generally prefer the bigger roses. The ones they sell in a bunch are the smaller buds.
I didn't start painting these roses until today. I woke up at 7am and made coffee. The cat actually wakes me up by walking over me and jumping off the bed, making a loud "thud". Then once I'm up she wants her treats and if it's cold I have to hold her.
Once I got in my studio, I looked at the setup and chose an aqua green light. Two hours later I wiped the painting away because I could not recreate that color on my pallet. Sure I should have seen that in the beginning but I thought I could get away with it if the values were correct. So, what I was painting was not exactly what I was seeing. I then switched to a soft cool white light. After that the painting went a lot easier.