I did this in 20 mins.....the bottles on the kitchen window sill....put there to get the sun. Ginger that I got in Mizoram, green pepper corns from Roy's coffee estate in the South and whole green mangoes from Goa. All have been pickled in brine! I loved the colours the brine in the bottles made with the bright sun from the outside hitting them! the green are just a hint of the trees I can see from the widow! Painting the picture in 20 mins. ensured that I stayed focused and only put down what was essential for the painting! Its a great way to learn!