Savvy Painter Growth Studio 21 Day Notan Challenge

As part of the Savvy Painter Growth Studio, I took part in the 21 day #savvypainterinstachallenge on Instagram. The video above (based on Van Gogh’s Chair ‘self portrait’) is one example of my attempts to use the Japanese technique of Notan to analyse the composition of paintings by famous artists.

Notan, which loosely translates as ‘light-dark’, can also be used to investigate other aspects of a painting besides light and shadow, such as pattern, repetition, balance, saturation etc.

You can view the work of all the students participating in the challenge by clicking on the hashtag link above, or see all my Instagram posts here.

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