Course "Creating Light in Oil Paintings" Phil Starke


by Phil Starke

Creating Light in Oil Paintings

Master the art of painting warm sunlit landscapes in oil and make 2 expressive artworks and 3 color studies under the guidance of Phil Starke

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What is a medium every artist should try? Oil, of course! The greatest masterpieces in the world were created with oil, it is one of the most convenient mediums to paint with – these are only 2 of many reasons to give oil a try! 

But how to start painting with oil, how to organize the process and apply your paints to create expressive, deep and atmospheric artworks? At our course, we will answer these questions!

You’ll see the whole process of creating cozy landscapes with oil, mastering the art of effective color mixing, making beautiful lighting, and simplifying details. Whether you only begin your acquaintance with oil or want to go deeper into the intricacies of the medium, this course is what will help you achieve your creative goals! 

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Meet your instructor 

Phil Starke

Author of the course

  • Phil Starke began to show an interest in art from the time he lived in Germany as a young boy. 
  • Later he studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL where he developed a passion for oil painting. 
  • Phil Starke has been painting professionally since his graduation from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He has prestigious gallery representation and has been teaching classes and workshops around the country for over 20 years.  
  • He is especially recognized for his ability to capture light and atmosphere, which makes his style unique and memorable.  
  • He participates in numerous exhibitions and gallery shows annually. He is a member of the "Plein Air Painters of America" and "The California Art Club". He has also published 2 books: “Small Works – Landscapes”, and "The Plein Air Tip Guide".
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Certificate of completion 

(for Elite Plan)

Upon completion of the course for the students of Elite plan we issue a certificate. The certificate could be used as a proof of your qualification's upgrade at work (if it is related to arts) and for your private affairs as a recognition of your mastery in painting. 

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Which materials do you need for the course?



White oil bristle brushes, filberts or flats
and/or synthetic brushes, filberts or flats
Small, round sable or sabline brush- #6 or 8

- Medium size painting knife
- Paper towels
- Paint thinner
- Sketch book (at least 7x10)
- 6b or 4b graphite pencil
- Kneaded eraser

- CANVAS PANELS (Its best to practice on small panels: 6x8, 8x10, 9x12)

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