This week’s Let’s Face It lesson was taken by Juna Biagioni. The way Biagioni paints is fascinating to watch, the way she pulls form and detail out of broad strokes and lots of layers. It is not a method I have any competence with, as became clear from my attempt at her last lesson. Perhaps more significantly, it is not a style I aspire to because it is just not “me”. I am definitely more of an illustrator than a painter. I, therefore, decided to use the essence of the lesson but apply it to a much more illustrative piece. In doing so, I could do the chunky brush strokes and the layering but not have to contend with keeping proportions realistic. What emerged on the page is not great but at least it is authentically “me”.