This montage of items required no staging at all. My husband's basement workshop and garage present hundreds of opportunities for interesting paintings. He doesn't try to make interesting compositions of things, they just happen.
It's actually one of the wonderful things about doing daily paintings, looking at my surroundings and considering subjects I never would have before. Elevating the mundane by utilizing unusual viewpoints, manipulating color and lighting and working alla prima is a great way to continue to learn and grow as an artist. I think it also results in images that resonate with a wide audience.