August Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things. â€”Pablo Picasso Create a work inspired by a subject or subjects in a master painting and give it a unique twist! This is a challenging but incredibly fulfilling exercise that is quite helpful in evolving artistic skill and understanding. By taking a masterwork and making it our own, we honor art history and what it has taught us. Then, by adding our own aesthetic flair and style, we bring it up to date with modern twists and whimsical features. This is a wonderful study that can enhance your portfolio and learning in numerous ways.