Still with flowers, I covered the paper with thick gesso and swirled it around to resemble petals and let it dry to a flexible surface. More tricky to paint the ridges and hollows. I tried highlighting with iridescent white paint which produced a silvery effect. Don't think I like it! It may be headed for the collage drawer. This photo was taken in my art class. The painting looks better in the photo - not sure about my hand but the brush is a favourite!
So to abstract. I know you are supposed to start with something rather concrete and work towards abstraction. This painting is not like that. It evolved from playing with shapes, to looking like music, to ending up being called "Save the last dance" (... for me" the lovely romantic song by The Drifters). I just know that this is what it looks like!