This month, I took a one day workshop with Oksana Zhelisko to paint flowers from live.  I love flowers, but I had been avoiding painting them.  Therefore, it was my first time to paint them, also to use a round canvas.  Since no ideal cutting flowers were available from my own garden, I went to pick up a bouquet on the way as you can see below – red roses and pink lilies.

I struggled so much that it took me 3 days to finish.  They are not an easy subject to paint in my opinion, but on top, I had “design” the right composition which added another layer of challenge.  At the end, I am happy about the result, but I would much prefer staying with human faces!