I spent some time last weekend making sketches. I was trying to discover the basic shape that would make up the petals and flowers for my next painting. What started working really well was this banana like shape. I found that if I clustered them together and arranged them in a cylinder I start getting this impression of a clover flower. And if I would tilt this basic cylinder shape along a horizontal and vertical axis then filled the cylinder with banana shapes having the shapes follow a natural perspective, "foreshortening"
as needed, the flowers would take on a realistic three-dimensional form. Are you following this? I'm not sure if I am either. But it does seem to give me a great clover flower look. We'll see what it looks like as I try to replicate this technique into a painting.
Using the same color scheme and painting style as Romans 1: 20 I revisited the subject matter. I added more of a purposeful movement in the sky, tree and wave to illustrate the effects of the wind. I also pushed the colors a little by adding a greater tonal range. I'm not sure I like the bright green and grey on the tree trunk though. They seem to be a little off palette. Also looking back I would have added more dimension to the movement in the sky. One more shot at this painting and I may just get it right.