I got myself a BIG canvas today (762x610mm), to paint my cheap imitation (I'm using up vouchers I won in a Bord Gais competition this summer. Thank you Bord Gais!).
So, to get myself ready, I'm painting little squares (6x6cm) in acrylics. Eventually, I would love to paint one of these in a big size, but I don't think I'm ready for that yet (and I'll need to buy a lot of blue paint, big paint brushes, and a few palettes so I can mix enough paint in one go).
Let see how my cheap imitation goes first!