I took an overhead view as I wanted to see the shape of the peppers. I lit it from behind so the shadows were towards me. 
When I first started the daily painting I hadn’t really done still lifes before and two elemements I found the hardest were composition and shadows. Today I enjoyed painting the shadows, seeing lots of colours and reflected light from the peppers. 
Before I start to paint I use my viewfinder to look for an interesting compostion. Here is a photograph of what I could see…I muted the yellow background a little as it was too bright and overpowered the little peppers.