I started by painting a Flowering Quince which grows beside our house. It's been there for years and only recently started flowering. The second flower is a Dipladenia from the garden and I really enjoyed painting both of them.
The next flower I had some trouble with. The Tree Dahlia was down at the local garden centre - so I made sketches, tonal studies, paint swatches and took photos as reference. I had an accident with the watercolour on the flower and spent a lot of time trying to fix it but ended up with a very washed out dahlia. I added back washes of colour and while I was disappointed I wasn't prepared to start the page all over again!
Painting the Vinca minor and trying to match the periwinkle blue was difficult as the real flower kept deepening in colour as I painted.
Following this, a Camellia and as I was losing time, the final flower was a little pink Oxalis. While it seems an insignificant flower I remember liking them on the farm - although considered a weed, I thought it was pretty, particularly when it may be the only thing flowering!