This is a cropped section of a still life painting from life. The flowers are holding up after a week in a vase to my amazement. A few gardening tips I learned last week proved to be true, I used a bit of 7up in the vase water and my flowers are doing great. Probably only a few days left however. I never knew flowers liked sugar, and 7 up works well in place of the flower packets that come with cut flowers.