Tulips are in my top five of favorite flowers. These were so beautiful that I wanted to paint them. When deciding on the composition of flowers that are similar to each other in size and color, a lot of problems have to be solved.When objects are similar something has to be done to make them more interesting. One way to solve the problem is placement. I placed the tulips at varying heights on the plane to show depth. I also varied the size and color of the blooms slightly. The tulips in the background have less precise shape and detail to push them farther back.Hopefully this draws the eye into the picture.Another rule of composition is to not put something of importance on the edge of the picture plane because it draws the eye out of the painting.So many rules to think about but after a number of years it becomes intuitive. Worth the trouble!