“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
–Leonardo da Vinci
Nestled in the Ozarks Mountain Country, just 74 miles from Branson, Missouri, the live Music Show Capital of the World, 69 miles from the Lake of the Ozarks area where fishing, boating, restaurants, and golfing abound is the city of Bolivar, Missouri. And in October, when the fall foliage gives a multi-colored palette of beauty to the area, a painting workshop will take place. This not-to-be missed workshop will start after the grand opening and the award presentation dinner for the ‘Best of America’ Exhibit. What else could an artist looking for inspiration ask for in life?
Enjoy fall in the Ozarks painting and increasing your skills! Recognized artist, Phil Starke, will be conducting a 3-day workshop in conjunction with the ‘Best of America’ Exhibit starting on Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Bolivar, MO.
Learning and teaching have turned into a way of life for Phil. His interest in art started early as a young boy when living in Europe and exposed to art museums in Florence, Rome, and Germany. Back in the United States he attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago focusing in fine art. Now living in Tucson, Arizona, he travels around the country particularly the southwest and the west gathering inspiration from each season and each region with their unique landscape and color. His regular painting trips to Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming allow him to do small studies and to collect material for larger paintings in the studio. These trips to different regions are his inspirations.
Phil also participates in numerous exhibitions and gallery shows annually and he has been recognized many times receiving various awards for his paintings. He is a seasoned art instructor with 20 years of experience teaching classes and workshops around the country. Yearly plein-air workshops in Central Park and Greenwich Village in New York as well as in the Wind River Valley and the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming are just a few in addition to the numerous workshops in Southern Arizona. His published books and instructional DVDs are well recognized and sought-after by the art community.
“As an artist, I’m always learning more about painting, different techniques and ways to see color and render shape and form. I’m always practicing the craft of painting because there is no standing still, you are either moving ahead or going backwards. The art of painting is all about your personal response to your subject, being able to convey to the viewer the beauty of what you see, but the practice of painting is knowledge of the basics and developing good habits of practice and study,” asserts, Phil.
What students should expect from the workshop
Students should come away from this workshop with a good understanding of all the different aspects of painting, how to judge and simplify shapes and values, the thought process of mixing color and how to design and compose a canvas. They should also come away with an understanding of how to practice and see progress in their work. A main focus will be on composing and mixing color from photographs. We will be looking at the thought process of mixing color to come up with color that works instead of just coping what you see. We will also learn to compose from a photograph, simplifying shape and detail. The workshop will include 2 demonstrations a day and individual attention.
For additional information contact Phil Starke at 520-818-9601 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
Workshop dates: Monday, October 14-15-16, 2013 at the Dunnegan Gallery of Art-Bolivar, MO.
Cost: $ 285.00 per student
Registration and payment can me done through
Mediums and Supplies:
OILS OR ACRYLICS
CADMIUM YELLOW LIGHT
CADMIUM ORANGE HUE
CADMIUM RED LIGHT HUE
VENETIAN RED OR INIDAN RED
CERELUAN BLUE HUE
WHITE OIL BRISTLE BRUSHES
FILBERTS OR FLATS #2, 4, 6, 8
#8 ROUND SABLE OR SYNTHETIC SABLE
PALETTE, PAPER OR WOODEN
MEDIUM SIZE PAINTING KNIFE
CANVAS OR CANVAS BOARDS: 6×8 8X10, 9X12, AT LEAST 6
PAINT THINNER (gamsol or turponoid or Mona Lisa paint thinner. Please don’t bring paint thinner from a hardware store)
About Phil Starke
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Settlers West Great American West Show 2001 thru, 2012, Tucson, AZ
The Independent, Kansas City, MO – 1986
American Artist Magazine – 1989
US Art Magazine – 1990
UPDATE Magazine – 1990
Topeka Capital Journal, Topeka, KS – 1995, 1998
The Blue springs, MO Examiner – 1995
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO – 1990, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2000
Kansas City Magazine, Kansas City, MO – 1996
The Taos News, Taos, NM – 1998
The Lee’s Summit Journal, Lee’s Summit, MO – 1998
Hospitality Design Magazine – 1998
Designer’s Showcase 30th Anniversary Magazine – 1999
Southwest Art Magazine – 2000
Art-Line Arizona – 2000
The Artist Bluebook – 2000
Southwest Art Magazine – Feature article & Cover Art – November 2001
Southwest Art’s Art Source 2002 Collector’s Travel Guide
Southwest Art Magazine – February 2003
Southwest Art Magazine – February 2004
“Land of Sunlight, Contemporary Paintings of San Diego County”, by James Lightner, 2007
Western Art Collector – March 2008 and April 2008
Art of the West Magazine – Mar/Apr 2009
“Small Works – Landscapes”, by Phil Starke, published 2009
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