I think I'll have to reveal the source for this painting :-)
I participate in a challenge on: http://paintanddrawtogether.blogspot.de
The painting we were asked to paint is from Henri-Horace Ronald Delaporte (1724/1725 - 1793) and it is called "Egg Basket". When I get a "task" I often get a lot of ideas for how to do it. So I was at once thinking of a painting in large dimensions, 1x1,5m or something like that in a completely different colour-scheme than the original - a modern interpretation, or something using pastels. As I don't have time for doing big things at the moment, I said to myself: think small. And then the photo of this plant came to my mind. The colours in the photo harmonized very well with the "Egg Basket" - this way the idea for my painting was born.