Painting Challenge: Viva Magenta

To celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year 2023, Viva Magenta 18-1750…

Paint with magenta.

Include the topic hashtag in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post: #VivaMagenta

Deadline February 3, 2023, 11:59 pm ET

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2023 is Viva Magenta 18-1750.   

From Pantone:  “Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.  This year’s Color of the Year is powerful and empowering. It is a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying, and a boundaryless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a color that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all.”

The challenge is to use Magenta as the focal point of your painting.   

Questions you may have:

  • Does the entire painting need to be magenta?
    • No, just make sure magenta is the focal point of the painting (magenta flowers, magenta candle, magenta dress, etc.)
  • What if I don’t have magenta?
    • That’s okay.  Use whatever pink you have:  carmine, pink, rose, madder lake, etc.


What is the prize?   

This week’s sponsor is Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond. (thanks to everyone who uses our affiliate links!)  The prizes for one random winner are:

  • Pantone Viva Magenta Color of the Year 2023 keychain
  • Schmincke Special Edition Ultimate Mixing Set, which includes a gorgeous Magenta!



If you have ideas to share for future challenges,

Challenge details:

  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Include the topic hashtag in your post: #VivaMagenta
  • Deadline February 3 2023, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced Sunday, February 5, 2023
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.
  • This painting challenge is not endorsed, sponsored, or administered by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.


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