Phil Starke is a nationally recognized artist working with oil, pastel and watercolor mediums. Learn Phil Starke's oil painting techniques in this online art class.
Painterly Approach • Street Scenes & Architecture
Work at your own pace and on your own schedule
Self-Study 100 day Pass
You will have access to the entire course at once for 100 days. There are 7 hours of high definition course instructional videos and assignments to enjoy!
The course is available whenever & wherever you are as long as you have high-speed Internet connection. Playable on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
This course has been designed for artists at every level and in every medium.
WEEK 1 | VALUES AND PLANES
A painting always starts with simplified planes and values and then becomes more complicated. The planes show the depth and form of a landscape and are the building blocks before color is applied. We will begin the foundation with value drawings and paintings.
WEEK 2 | BLOCK IN COLOR AND BROKEN COLOR
In this lesson we will study the thought process of mixing color with the purpose of showing light and form without detail, then how to use broken color to suggest detail and depth. I will also be demonstrating the importance of color temperature and brushwork.
WEEK 3 | ATMOSPHERIC PERSPECTIVE
Atmospheric perspective is what gives the landscape depth and distance. Using value changes and color temperature we can give the illusion of objects receding and coming forward. Edges are another factor in showing depth, and I will demonstrate how to use a variety of hard and soft edges to achieve this in your painting.
WEEK 4 | CENTER OF INTEREST
This lesson will focus on an impressionistic approach to painting. We will define our focal point or center of interest, and simplify the rest of the painting around it. We will be using dynamic brushwork to show form and movement throughout the painting. This approach forces you to think about what is important, and then simplify the values and colors to make a bold statement.