Did I get your attention with the word "forgery"?

Copying great artists is a learning technique practiced since antiquity. Over the years, I've copied paintings by Manet, Monet, Macke, Van Gogh, and more recently, Picasso (see below). It has given me valuable insight into the subject of forgery, which I used in Killing Ulysses, my latest novel. 

It's available as an ebook on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Ulysses-Sky-Stone-Thriller-ebook/dp/B07GSB8FNW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=steffen&qid=1591782339&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Detail I copied from Picasso's Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937. I changed his autumn palette to spring. Acrylic on canvas,

22" x 28"

Picasso Dora Marr Detail PMS.jpg

Detail I copied from Picasso's Seated Girl, 1970.

Acrylic on canvas, 18"x 24"

Picasso Seated Girl Detail PMS.jpg

Detail I copied from Picasso's Paloma 1951.

Acrylic on canvas, 18"x 24"

Picasso Paloma 1951 Detail PMS.jpg

"Take pains and pleasure in copying the best works by the hands of great masters."

          Cennino Cennini, 1370-1440