Day 20 – 20 For 20 Art Challenge 2024

Day 20 Green and pink chair painting by Judy Jacobs for the Art Challenge 2024

It’s Saturday, January 20, 2024, the final day of the 20 For 20 Art Challenge 2024! Here’s the final chair painting of the series, which is a little Art Nouveau piece.

Green and pink chair painting by Judy Jacobs for 20 for 20 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 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:

Rough sketch of a chair by Judy Jacobs

Today’s Setup for Art Challenge 2024

Here’s a photo of today’s FINAL setup, including the paints I use and the preliminary sketch made with Posca Markers.

chair sketch, color wheel, and four colors of acrylic paints

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

Four different colors
 of acrylic paint

Today’s complementary colors are Deep Magenta by Sennelier, and Liquitex Viridian Hue. These colors are then mixed with Utrecht Mars Black and Utrecht Bright White.

Learning Experiences For Today:

There are so many pretty colors you can achieve with these two complementary colors! I really love the purples you get from mixing the two colors with each other, even though I went with greens and pinks for the final piece.

Sennelier is another sleeper paint in my arsenal of acrylics, and one I need to pull out more often. The Deep Magenta is very creamy and makes a lovely shade of rose when tinted with white. When mixed with a tinge of black, it creates a beautiful, cool purple.

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, and I don’t like the plain “wood” of the chair back, so I decided to “add” pink padding. I like the end result better and it looks like a much more comfortable chair!

Here’s the Final Version.

green and pink Art Nouveau chair painting 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.

Colors from mixing paint

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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