In an older thread, Catriona suggested the possibility of 'copying' other photographers as an exercise. She also evinced a liking of Mondrian. As I had recently discovered a packet of old (is Max Spielmann still going) which including some vaguely relevant pictures. Back then, I thought painting might be for me and produced some pictures, which might give you all a laugh - and possibly cast doubt on the notion that copying may help... First an obvious one. Based, I think on the street plan of the area I was living in at the time. I think the influence here is a bit obvious: This one is a bit more of a mixture: Somewhere between Leger and Lichtenstein, I think But this one: I've no idea WHO I was copying here - it maybe actually be an original. None of the originals still exist apart from the third one, which needs a really good clean. And the prints were quite faded, so the colours are a bit wrong. What I did learn from all this is that I am a better photographer than I am a painter - something to do with arm muscle control.