I enjoy painting flowers in a very loose, impressionistic style. There is beauty in the photo realistic style but it doesn't have much in the way an expressive artistic painterly statement does it? I love to see the painters hand in their work.
This and most of my floral pieces are from my imagination. I have a wide array of artificial flowers that are fun to use. I drag them out once in a while.
This is painted on YUPO watercolor paper (a plastic paper). It was fun to work on and I encourage you to give it a try.