I've enjoyed painting in the Plant Parades each month, each year, and here's my best (I think) from last year.
It was painted for the November challenge - Chrysanthemums - using acrylics and is about 12" high (I think!)
I bought a bunch of the flowers, stuck them in a vase on the window-sill and there they waited for a week!
I had already painted a b/g for future use - seeing the colours of the flowers, they just seemed to 'fit' and it all painted itself in a couple of hours!
- at post #54