I tried working bigger today. Actually, I couldn't sleep last night, and got up to paint, sketching the whole painting in by about 5:00 in the morning.
I started with the color, and worked from about 10:00 to noon, when I had to leave to go out to take down some paintings from a gallery in town. (The owner wanted me to just move them, and leave them there, so I was happy about that.)
I came home, and I worked on it before dinner, and I think it is finished now. I don't want to overwork it.
I'm so used to working in the 6 x 6, and 8 x 8 size, I decided to go with a 30" x 40" today !!
p.s.- this is a tree peony from my yard. Sometimes the blossoms can get as large as 7" across !