How long should it take me to get my painting how I want it? I have been painting since October, granted only a couple of times a week, but I still can't get the rose even correct. It is kind of frustrating. I have watched several techniques over and over, practiced them all, and still no perfect rose. LOL, I think I am getting out of hand. These are my first two practice scenic type paintings. This top one, I did second, and I like the best. It is flowers blowing in the wind, as a thunderstorm approaches. The second one is suppose to be a sunset over water with clouds. Not so close on that one. What have you been creating that is new for you? Please do share.