Artist of the Month: Hilda Rix Nicholas

“I wish above all things … to associate my work with the portrayal of my own sunny land and her peoples.” Hilda Rix Nicholas in a letter to John Robert Chisman (Source) This month’s featured artist is Hilda Rix Nicholas. She was an Australian artist with a distinct, illustrative style. One of my readers recommended … Read more

Fechin Technique, Saturation, and Small Paintings

Welcome to the November 2022 training report. This issue will focus on a small flower study based on the Brisbane City botanic gardens (shown below). New Technique Adopted From Nicholai Fechin The purpose of my study was to experiment with a new technique that I adopted from Nicholai Fechin. The technique involves painting directly onto … Read more

Where to Start, Staining the Canvas, and Other Mediums

Welcome to the October 2022 training report. Last month (September 2022) Chontele and I hiked through Mount Tamborine in Queensland. The air was crisp, the greens were rich and luscious, and nature’s infinite detail was on full display. Below is a small painting I did based on a photo from that day. I’ll be referring … Read more