I'm a big fan of Turner's work, often trying to emulate some of his techniques in my work, so I knew that to copy one of his paintings in his very singular style was going to be a challenge. What I hadn't expected, again as I found in the Mona Lisa, was the amount of intricate detail that holds the piece together. It's a huge step up in technical application compared to the Vermeer for example.
This practice has really cemented my ideas on my own paintings, and I feel I have a lot in common with Turner's style - The strong colours and sense of light, combined with details that contextualise the 'looser' parts of the painting.
Acrylic on A3 card