I’m working on a small flower painting today and have used this even smaller study above (8 x 10 inches) to rehearse approaches to the central section of the main painting.
The painting is textured and the study is also. I love the freedom of acrylic paint for texture. You can pile a lot of paint on the surface and paint right over it again in a fairly short period of time.
Some of this approach I want to translate later into oil. But in oil the strategy will need to be a little different.