Still life with chilli oil, coffee pot, sugar bowl, ivy, mustard pot and orchid

I would like to say I carefully planned the composition for this still life. I really would. But it would be a lie. It started as a simple painting of a bottle of chllli oil: I liked the colour. It looked lonely, so I added the coffee pot. Then it looked unbalanced, so I added the ivy. Then it lacked something in the foreground, so I added the mustard pot. Then it needed something shiny to balance the coffee pot, so I inserted a sugar bowl. Finally, why not just chuck in orchid?

Everything but the kitchen sink. Now there is an idea …

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