Have been playing around with these for a while, trying to get a "feel" for them, following Jean Haines Blog which she posted as a free step by step. Some of these are still WIP's others I may leave for now as they may be finished and will know maybe when I have tried a mount on them. I haven't completed my studies of these yet but it is a really good exercise to do many different compositions, using different palettes trying different things out
I do think a good knowledge of form of the particular flower in question is vital even though these are loose representations... I am beginning to realise that more and more as I move on with my painting... the drawing has to be good and believable even if we are only showing a small element of the subject.