This is the beginning stages of a True Myrtle bush. Our neighbor has some and we plan to plant it in our front yard as part of our DIY landscape project because it is very drought resistant. Here I have isolated the white flowers and buds by painting them with masking fluid using a toothpick. I rarely use masking fluid but have tried all kinds of applicators. The best I've found is an inexpensive toothpick!
Here I have applied some loose, watery washes of color to distinguish between the leaves and the background, cool and warm.
Below is a photo reference of the bush, Myrtus Communis.
Our Do-it-Yourself yard project is slow going! Seems there are always detours happening in life!