After listening to artist Stefano Faravelli talking about how the lemon created a link between Europe and Africa, the origins of its name, the colour yellow, and seeing his beautiful lemon study on black background, I also picked up his suggestion to paint a lemon as a test.
So, today I was outside with one of the last lemons from my tree.
What can I say: it's yellow- also. It reflects sunlight. It has innumerable pores that are influenced by light and create patterns. It's intense, solid. Full of nuances. It's just...difficult. It took me nearly two hours to do the job.