Usually when I paint flowers from life I place them in a vase with water. Most often the flowers wilt under the heat of my lights.
Last week I purchased a bucket of potted daffodils at the store - thinking that if the flowers were growing in dirt they might be a little more stable and last longer for the duration of my painting.
Here is what I blocked in from the first day:
The very next day when I came into the studio, this is what had sprouted overnight: two red tulips and some hyacinths!!
Two days later it was a completely different arrangement. Who knew? Ha-ha-ha!!
So much for a potted plant being more stable than flowers in a vase...