I have always loved the works of Gustav Klimt.  The golds, the designs, the art-deco look, but I never thought of doing what the Chinese masters have always recommended - copy the master.  After 20 years you just might be able to go it alone.  It isn't until you try to do what they do, they you can understand it.  Copy, Copy, Copy, and I am.  learn, learn, learn, and I am.

This little image after Klimt's THE KISS isn't finished yet.  Egg tempera and gouache  on 300gsm watercolour paper.  Hard to see the gold, but there is lots of it!  Gorgeous.