Before the Background

This was one of my favorite flowers at the New York Botanical Garden on Wednesday.  I had to paint it from a photograph because the flower was up too high, right behind a bench so I couldn’t get a good view in person.  I like how it is turning out but I’m scared to do the background and ruin it!  I’m posting it even though it is not done in case I do ruin it with the background.  I’ll keep you updated!