July The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter. â€”Marcus Tullius Cicero Paint a muse portrait that is wildly adorned and an expression of your own self in this hot summer exercise. Portrait painting does not have to be intimidating but pure fun and delight. Adorn your muse with flowers, garlands, stems, crowns, birds, dripping blossoms, moons, jewels or whatever you fancy. The mission of this lesson is to bring your fantastical muse to life! Allow her or him to shine out and be mysterious, pure, sensuous, vibrant or however she or he speaks to you. We are exploring expressive portraiture, not the realistic sort.