I saw this picture in a magazine, and really liked the colours and shapes of the flower. I though it was a great starting point for some work. I used gouache paints to create the image below. I consciously tried to focus on the colours seen rather than the shapes. Overall I think this gives an impressionist effect.
I then created this mixed media piece; using felt, threads, papers and beads. It was quite fun to make. I think some parts of this are more successful than others, I particularly like the centre of the flower.