Impressionist Banksias, Trees & Landscapes in Acrylics - Palette Knife | Chris Postle Bienarté

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Impressionist Banksias, Trees & Landscapes in Acrylics - Palette Knife | Chris Postle

Impressionist Banksias, Trees & Landscapes in Acrylics - Palette Knife | Chris Postle

* For this workshop, priority bookings are for the two days. If you cannot make the two days but would like to attend for the one day of your choice, please email us at to be on the waitlist.

About this workshop

There will be no limits to your creative output with this workshop, where you will takes ideas and images from your imagination (but you are welcome to bring flower reference photos if you prefer!)  You will be encouraged to use your own favourite colours to create your masterpiece.

What will I learn?

Chris will lead you through demonstrations, while giving you lots of tips.  You will learn to use tools you may not have used before and this will help with your journey discovering how to create warm and vibrant florals.

The workshop is focused on having fun while learning skills that will broaden your horizons and help you to find your own identity when painting impressionist banksias with acrylics.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

From anyone who would like to experiment with paint as well as people who have been painting for years but feel their work needs a fresh direction.

What do I need to bring?

  • Canvas - anything from 50cm to 1m square.  If you're an experienced painter you can go large.  The canvas does not have to be square but it should be primed (gessoed) before the class.  You are also welcome to prime the canvas at the start of Day 1 with Chris's help.  Pick a size you feel comfortable with. 
    Also bring a small canvas as a spare for you to loosen up and practice on.  It can be an old painting you want to paint over.  Bienarté has a limited stock of old canvases for purchase at 50% off the normal price, and specific to this workshop
  • Acrylic paint:  Chroma A2 brands work well but feel free to bring your own range.  You should include Titanium White (a lot), Black or Payne's Grey, Cobalt Blue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Australian Blue Gum, Red Gold or Australian Sienna.  Be prepared to use colours you would not normally use!
  • A good sized palette
  • Your favourite palette knife/knives
  • A Couple of chisel brushes, from 5mm to 25mm wide
  • A longer script or scriber brush
  • One or two chopsticks
  • Willow stick charcoal
  • A couple of small paint squirt bottles (like old tomato sauce bottles - great for dispensing white paint) - 2mm hole
  • Sea sponge/ rags/ small sponge roller
  • Masking tape
  • Water spray bottle (not mister) - Bunnings sell them, and water container
  • You will also be encouraged to use your fingers and thumbs as tools!
  • Feel free to bring along anything else you would like to experiment with during the workshop    
  • Bring your lunch or you can purchase from the surrounding cafes and restaurants

What is Provided?

  • Standing Easels, tables and chairs
  • Large light-filled studio space
  • Tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
  • A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • Connection to the Bienarté art community

Your Two Days of Choice

Because of Chris's tailored approach to teaching, he will focus on Banksias on Day 1, and will introduce Landscapes and Treescapes on Day 2 for those keen to learn, otherwise Day 2 will continue with Banksias for those who wish to further develop their skills.

About the artist

Chris has been a professionally established artist for more than 30 years. 
Chris’s paintings highlight his amazing diversity and technical skills. From beautiful coastal scenes to impressionistic landscapes and delicately detailed floral and fauna.

His deep love for the ocean, environment and wildlife shines through his work! He is passionate about showing its beauty and preserving it.

Chris has won numerous awards for his art and has exhibited extensively throughout Queensland.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Chris' friendly and supportive approach enabled each person in the group to achieve a great result. He willingly shared his experiences, tips and suggestions for everyone to produce two very satisfying pieces of artwork. I would highly recommend his workshops......Moira - Brisbane