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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 …

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New Painting: A Bigger Station (Holyhead)

This painting of Holyhead Station was completed in response to further reading of David Hockney’s various musings, specifically in Hockney on Art: Conversations with Paul Joyce, and A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney by Martin Gayford, on the need to resist the ‘tyranny of the lens’ in painting. Shamefully, I missed Hockney’s 2012 exhibition at the …

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