Painting a bouquet of dying flowers on a giant canvas in oils or acrylic, with a personal message, exploring the image of a wilting bouquet as a metaphor. Wilting flowers from your own staged photograph. How to age flowers quickly: leave fresh flowers without water or put them in hot water. Create a unique background. Stage the light. Concepts of grief, lamentation, introspection, remembrance, loss, passage of time, aging, lost love, memento mori, vanitas, etc.