I had to revisit this painting several times until I was satisfied. The hardest thing about painting is getting those last few strokes right. It seems the design, drawing in, and even painting the majority of the objects goes smoothly. Towards the end, when I'm happy with what I've done, I seem to choke up. I see this on TV when a new golfer plays in a major tournament. They must feel there's a lot at stake and in those last few holes they fall apart. In my painting, there was too much texture and fussiness in the original hobnail bowl so I smoothed it out and I substituted a couple of (what seemed) over large lemons for an orange.