It is Friday, January 19, 2024, and it’s Day 19 of the 20 for 20 Art Challenge 2024. It’s hard to believe there’s only one day left before the challenge is over!
Guidelines For the Art Challenge 2024
This art challenge is with Kelly Anne Powers and the How to Paint podcast. The point is to paint 20 pieces in 20 days, using a 20-minute time limit. You can paint anything you wish and then return after 20 minutes and work longer if you wish.
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 to give it the 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:
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.
Learning Experiences For Today:
The Pale Violet color must be about 20 years old because it was very thick and needed emulsification to spread properly. So, I added some Liquitex Matte medium, which helped bring it back to normal again. That said, though, the Azo Yellow is very dense and makes a beautiful lime green when mixed with black and white.
Time’s Up – Here’s What 20 Minutes Looks Like
Here’s a closeup of the painting at the 20-minute mark, and I wish I placed the floor further down. It conflicts with the crossbars of the legs and is awkward. However, I do love the lower-leg look with the gesso and markers!!
Here’s the Final Version.
In addition, here are some of the colors I was able to mix using today’s paint colors.