Strangely, if I get enough sleep, I actually enjoy the mornings. It's sort of pretty out. The light is different. Most importantly, if I can get a first round of painting done before noon, it means that section will dry sooner. That means I can get more painting done each day. A full round of painting & drying takes a bit of time because of my particular technique, so the extra painting rounds I can get each day are crucial to how quickly I complete a painting.

I found this rose on Valentine's Day. It was not like any other rose I saw that day. (And I saw about 10 billion of them.) The image is not altered in the slightest. Phi!

I gave it to Colin.