Avoid Painting the Same Flower Over and Over
When you're painting flowers, remember to create them in different sizes, shapes and values. It is much more interesting visually and it's also more realistic looking. Our left brain sometimes wants to take over and starts telling us that the least amount of information is "good enough." For example, when I began my exploration of painting more loosely, I would find these quick tutorials on YouTube on painting roses. After attempting to create my own, all the roses appeared to be shaped like cinnamon buns where they were all facing forward, the same size and shape. Very boring stuff and very unrealistic. If you want to paint more realistic flowers remember the following tips.
The flowers will overlap each other. Some will be on full display with all the details and some will be partially shown or “cut off”. I would recommend leaving the hidden flowers in less detail with only a few brushstrokes so the eye will focus on the closest one. Make sure to vary the sizes of the flowers for interest. Your focal flowers should be much more detailed and most likely the largest.