I tried my hand at something I saw an artist do on You-tube - use whites and light colours on a black background - to make it pop. And this is what I got. But I'm not sure this is the effect I want. But's it's interesting. And the photos make these next two look almost like negatives.
The roses in the third shot, I did on rubbishy paper - and if you look at the pix, you'll see it. But I am still experimenting with roses, and trying to find a way to do them 'first-time, every-time'!
This last one - of pansies (which I've never cast my eyes on. Ever.) I painted on a board an iced cake came on :) It's not like I don't have anything to paint on, but I'm kinda perverse sometimes! The paint didn't want to stick at times, and it was hell to photograph, and finally I realised that I needed to turn off the flash.