The subject of this week’s Let’s Face It lesson was a flower goddess. The lesson was taken by Ady Almanza who had also taught the lesson on drawing an older face. We are still working on full profiles on the course and I am finding it to be the most challenging so far. Somehow I throw out all the proportions and angles when I draw a face in full profile. I did not make any progress in that regard with this painting. Profiles continue to be my portrait nemesis. Almanza demonstrated a nifty way to use gesso to create the texture of the hair. While it was a technique I found effective, I think the rest of my painting is a bit flat by comparison so there was a bit of a disconnect there. If profiles are one art nemesis, painting flowers are another. As per the spirit of the lesson, I painted flowers and leafy vines into the hair – and instantly hated them. I think I actually might paint right over the top of them.