Today is Saturday, January 13, 2024. It’s Day 13 of the 20 for 20 Art Challenge 2024, and here is my painting for today!
Guidelines For the Art Challenge 2024
This art challenge is with Kelly Anne Powers and the How to Paint podcast. The point of this challenge is to paint 20 pieces in 20 days, using a 20-minute time limit. You can paint anything you wish, and then go back after 20 minutes and work longer if you want.
The host offers an inspiration package that comes complete with prompts and ideas for each daily painting. However, I wanted to challenge myself differently, and am having no problem coming up with ideas for chair drawings!
My Theme For 20 For 20 Art Challenge 2024
For the challenge, I’m painting chairs using only two complementary tubes of acrylic paint, then blending the paint with black and white.
The substrates are square 5″ x 5″ pieces of Arches and Fabriano 300# watercolor paper made from old paintings. I tear the paper by hand, which gives the squares nice edges that I love!
Finally, I use golden black gesso to cover the old paintings, and the chair sketches are done with Posca Markers.
Initial Inspiration and Sketch
Here’s a photo of today’s sketch:
Today’s Setup for Art Challenge 2024
Here’s a photo of today’s setup, including the paints I use and the preliminary sketch made with Posca Markers.
Here is a close-up of the two complementary colors for today’s painting, then mixing them with black and white acrylic paints.
Today’s complementary colors are both Golden Green Gold and Matisse Australian Red Violet, which I mix with Utrecht Mars Black and Utrecht Bright White.
Learning Experiences For Today:
I’m obsessed with this color combination, using two of my all-time favorite colors. Why have I never mixed them before? I love tinting the Gold Green and “softening” it with a dab of the Red Violet – both brands have a lot of pigment, so a little goes a long way. In short, I’m very happy with the results!
Time’s Up – Here’s What 20 Minutes Looks Like
Here’s a closeup of the painting at the 20-minute mark, and it’s almost done! Now I will go over the black pencil outline with a very thin brush dipped in water, and then let it dry.
And Here’s the Final Version.
In addition, here are some of the colors I was able to mix using today’s paint colors.