Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Well Hello November ...

I am not sure I am ready for November just yet as this means Christmas is just around the corner and I have way too much to do before then!

This month we have a rather lovely painting to showcase by Hilda Rix Nicholas called The Summer House.  I think many of you will be drawn to the beautiful teal colour in this artwork :)


This can be as simple as using some oldie worldie style papers and adding in some lace, flowers and buttons or if you love working in a vintage style, the sky really is the limit.

A little about Hilda Rix Nicholas.

Hilda Rix Nicholas was an Australian painter of great ambition who established her career in the early decades of the 20th century both internationally and in Australia. Classically trained in the studios of Paris she became part of the artist colony in Etaples. Along with Ethel Carrick Fox, Rix Nicholas was one of the first women to practise her art openly in the streets of Tangier in Morocco and successfully exhibited her work at the prestigious Paris Salon and the Societe de Peintres Orientalistes Francais .

On her return to Australia after the Great War she worked from her studio in Mosman for four years. Rix Nicholas was feted as an international artist and her paintings in and around Sydney reflected her cosmopolitan training including her exposure to the Post Impressionists. This exhibition features important paintings from her time in France, Tangier and Sydney which have not been exhibited together since Hilda Rix Nicholas’s solo exhibitions in the 1920s.

And now some beautiful inspiration from the first of our team ...

I have gone with a modern look with a vintage feel; a doily, book print paper with old roses, lattice type and wood grain papers. 


My inspiration in the colors and techniques. Photo of my son when he was 3 months.

I was Inspired to use the colors and flowers. The two women inspired me to create a layout of myself and my daughter. I wanted to incorporate words into my background because I was inspired by the women reading.

I've used flowers and the lattice background from the painting as inspiration, as well as the blue colours.

Using vintage Photo's of Mum and the colours from the painting. Vintage buttons too from Nan's Jar.

I couldn't go past using the aqua. I have used vintage papers and doilies to create the vintage feel.

Over to you ......

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on November 30th, 2016.  We'd love to see your new paper, digital, mixed media or off the page entries. Why not try doing a pocket page spread?  Please no back-dated submissions.  

 Please note:- You may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted.  Please include our inspirational picture and challenge details on your blog post as well as provide a link back to us at ARTastic  ... and don't forget to tell us how you were inspired by our challenge.  You may enter more than once in any month as long as each submission is with a different creation.  International entries are very welcome. 

Please call past on the 8th for our announcement of the October winners and our ARTastic 3T's - Tips, Tricks and Techniques for November

1 comment:

  1. Wow you girls have excelled, these are all gorgeous