10 . CREATING WITH ACRYLICS
The focus of this workshop will be mainly acrylic painting techniques using texture, design and colour with some mixed media (charcoal, pastel etc). You will be playing with backgrounds and also learning many different application techniques. Exciting colours and colour combinations will be used, taking reference from nature and life and applying our own little twists. We will get a bit more adventurous and explore the unknown, and also resurrect some old works. For those not so adventurous there is always plenty of detail to apply which is included into the process anyway, a bit of fine tuning. Figurative work will form part of this exciting acrylic workshop. I will be supplying some reference material; these choices will be optional, so feel free to supply your own images, e.g. landscape, seascape, still-life animals & birds. We will not be copying direct but using images to create innovative ideas and design; will demonstrate this using technology, cropping, Photoshop etc., simplifying things to some degree. A few of my favourites, banksia flowers and leaves, Melaleuca trees, crashing waves and more. Hopefully there will be way more fun than frustration. Inspirational background music will form part of this workshop which will add another way of opening your creative thinking and will enhance the 5 days of learning, sharing and exploring. I try to keep the process enjoyable with plenty of demonstrating, interaction, and hands on fun. Open to allcomers, 18 years and over. The model’s fee will be included in the requirement list.
Chris Postle is mainly a self-taught artist and professional of more than 26 years. Numerous exhibitions and accolades in competitions are a testimony to Chris’ determination and persistence. He has owned and operated galleries and is currently exhibiting at the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Passionate as ever, Chris continues to challenge his artistic self in the pursuit of fulfilment. His paintings evolve every day with new ideas, new colour inspirations and subjects taken direct from our natural environment and life. His diverse technical skills and a lifetime of creative practices allow him, along with his passion for life and the outdoors, to continue to wow his captive global audience. Chris has become quite popular in his workshop tutoring and is also a regular now at the popular McGregor Toowoomba Summer School He has tutored at numerous 1 and 2 day workshops in his local area, Sunshine Coast and also many Central Queensland towns. Chris’ beautiful paintings capture light and life as it should be, colourful impressions of our incredible natural world, an inspiration and testament to how lucky we really are to be a part of it. The world is becoming a pretty crazy place these days, let there be more creative people, poets and musicians. http://www.chrispostle.com