Cross posted in still-life
I bought a book about flower painting by Helen Van Wyck. I have never been too good at flowers- they come across as stiff and artificial when I try to paint them, but this book helped me a lot.
It even explained how to set up your still life with the correct lighting, what colors to use in a background- I am generally so clueless.
I was pleased to be able to start a painting and finish it in the same day! And it looks a lot better than what I usually turn out. Please let me know what you think about this so I can do the next one better!