Day 10 -20 For 20 Art Challenge 2024

Day 10 - 20 for 20 Art Challenge 2024 Green and purple chair painting by Judy Jacobs

It’s Wednesday, January 10, 2024, and Day 10 of the 20 for 20 Art Challenge 2024. And below is my offering for today!

Green chair with berry background for Art Challenge 2024 by Judy Jacobs

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:

sketch for chair painting by Judy Jacobs

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.

Setup for today's painting

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

4 tubes of various colors of acrylic paint

Today’s colors are Matisse Australian Red Violet and Matisse Australian Olive Green. I mix them with Utrecht Mars Black and Utrecht Bright White.

Learning Experiences For Today:

These colors are yummy. I love the Australian Red Violet and the depth of the colors I can make with it. And the Olive Green is so versatile! If you haven’t tried Matisse acrylic paints, I highly encourage you to do so. You’ll fall in love with their colors, just like I have.

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

20 minute mark on chair painting by Judy Jacobs

Here’s a closeup of the painting at the 20-minute mark.

I Love These Colors!

This was a really quick painting to make, and I credit it to the exciting colors I chose. Usually, I let the paint dry and then go over it again with another layer of a different shade, but these colors popped from the start.

I usually don’t go for such bright hues, but these were so delicious that I couldn’t resist!

Here’s the Final Version.

Green chair with berry background for Art Challenge 2024 by Judy Jacobs

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

Color palette using Matisse Red Violet and Matisse Olive Green acrylic 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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