Occasionally, I like to try and copy one of the masters.
Whilst some would call this blatant plagiarism,
I do not do it with a view to fooling anybody
that it is ‘my work’ or ‘an original’
or even to sell and make money.
I find it helps me enormously to understand
and appreciate the sheer genius of some
of the worlds greatest artists
and perhaps learn something
of the techniques that
enabled their art to be
loved for centuries.