I painted this last week. A thistle is especially challenging because it has tons of tiny ... are they petals? Anyway, I approached it as I would a tree outside, sort of.
We are here in Germany, settling in. It rained most of today, when it wasn't snowing. I won't be able to paint still for a few days because of things going on here, but I hope it stops raining by the time I can, as I am eager.