As I am planning my way through a watercolour workshop where I will be using an image of hellebores, I have been painting a few options. The aim of the workshop is to build up some fast, loose washes into a finished painting, rather then laboriously paint every flower petal and leaf. This way can lead to a few problems but it is more than compensated by the happy accidents that crop up and you can get an exciting result. Maybe it doesnt look like hellebores, but you generally get a quirky and pleasing end result. You can apply this approach to landscapes or figures or anything else. It certainly allows a little freedom.
I recently posted a smaller version on this blog which would be good for a card. More of my floral paintings can be found on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com