When I was a younger artist, I used to think that painting fruit and vegetables was BORING. Now, I understand that this subject matter isn't so much about ideas and feelings as it is about COLOR. Lemon is a study in simplicity as far as the number of brush strokes it took to get here and letting the color take over and do the talking...so to speak. I am a wee bit obsessed with simplicity in regards to all of life, and painting is no different. Why use more when less is beautiful and sufficient?