In the spirit of "it is never too late to learn something new", I am taking a portrait painting class. This was our first assignment. My class is filled with people who really can paint portraits and I have learned several things already. First since I never painted from a plaster cast before, I learned how enjoyable that can be and half fell in love with this lovely young lad from another world. Second I learned that even though someone sits as still as possible and is not burdened with color, it is very hard to get a likeness.