Day 14 – 20 For 20 Art Challenge 2024

Day 14 chair painting by Judy Jacobs for art challenge 2024

It’s Sunday, January 14, 2024, and Day 14 of the 20 for 20 Art Challenge 2024. Here is my offering for today!

Chair painting by Judy Jacobs for Art Challenge 2024

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. The paper is hand-torn, but doing that gives the squares nice, deckled edges, which I love!

Finally, I used golden black gesso to cover the old paintings, and the chair sketches were done with Posca Markers.

Initial Inspiration and Sketch

Here’s a photo of today’s sketch:

Pink and blue chair drawing on square piece of paper

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.

Chair sketch, color wheel, and paint tubes

Here is a close-up of the two complementary colors for today’s painting, then mixing them with black and white acrylic paints.

Four tubes of acrylic paint

Today’s complementary colors are both by Matisse: Australian Sky Blue and Australian Salmon Gum, then mixed with Utrecht Mars Black and Utrecht Bright White.

Learning Experiences For Today:

The buttery Mattise acrylics are so divine, and they are a joy to work with! That said, the Salmon Gum color overpowers the blue, which results in a lovely shade of lilac.

Time’s Up – Here’s What 20 Minutes Looks Like

Painting progress of chair at 20 minute mark

Here’s a closeup of the painting at the 20-minute mark, which, with the exception of the black outlines, shows the piece is done!

Here’s the Final Version.

salmon colored chair painting with lilac background by Judy Jacobs for Art Challenge 2024

In addition, here are some of the colors I was able to mix using today’s paint colors.

Color palette in journal book

Please follow my Instagram page for more photos! And if you want to see yesterday’s offering for the challenge, then check it out here!

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