It’s Friday, January 12, 2024, and Day 12 of the 20 for 20 Art Challenge 2024. Here is my offering 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. 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:
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:
My sketch was wonky and I should have fixed it in the beginning, but it is what it is. I posted a reel on Instagram using the song “Free Falling” by Tom Petty, which I thought was very appropriate.
Still, I like the simplicity and simple design on the chair, and enjoyed using these two colors together.
Time’s Up – Here’s What 20 Minutes Looks Like
Here’s a closeup of the painting at the 20-minute mark.
Again I Ask – Would You Sit Here?
This chair is leaning to the right, so let’s just call it a whimsical chair. I could have really had fun with the design if I had adopted this attitude when painting it, but I was striving for perfection. (JJ-style which is NOT perfection but I have a standard even I stick with!).
Here’s the Final Version.
In addition, here are some of the colors I was able to mix using today’s paint colors.