Gotta love using photos as a tool! Looked at this one after I'd posted it yesterday and went back and made some corrections. It's better, yes? Not wonderful, but better.
The next one I was working on, and finished yesterday, was of an orange trumpet vine, again from my backyard.
One of the problems I'm seeing, working small like this, is that I need to simplify my backgrounds. It's all a learning process, but I think this next one looks too overworked. And I think it needs to be more flower, less background.
What do you think?