A WORKSHOP TO LEARN AND INCREASE YOUR PAINTING SKILLS

Learning never exhausts the mind.
                                                                   –Leonardo da Vinci

Aspens in Winter 30X30

Aspens in Winter by Phil Starke 30×30

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?

Father and Son 30x40

Father and Son by Phil Starke 30×40

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.

Early Winter Colorado

Early Winter Colorado by Phil Starke

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.

Gathering Wood for Winter

Gathering Wood for Winter by Phil Starke

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.

Sunset in the Northern Rockies 16X20

Sunset in the Northern Rockies by Phil Starke 16X20

“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: philstarke@yahoo.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
http://www.noaps.org/html/workshops.html

Mediums and Supplies:
OILS OR ACRYLICS
TITANIUM WHITE
CADMIUM YELLOW LIGHT
YELLOW OCHRE
CADMIUM ORANGE HUE
CADMIUM RED LIGHT HUE
VENETIAN RED OR INIDAN RED
ALIZARIN CRIMSON
DIOXIZINE PURPLE
ULTRAMARINE BLUE
CERELUAN BLUE HUE
VIRIDIAN
BRUSHES
WHITE OIL BRISTLE BRUSHES
FILBERTS OR FLATS #2, 4, 6, 8
#8 ROUND SABLE OR SYNTHETIC SABLE
OTHER SUPPLIES
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
LaQuinta Art’s Foundation Desert Plein Air 2001, LaQuinta, CA
Buffalo Bill Art Show 2001 thru  2012, Cody, WY
2001 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA – Honorable Mention
Settlers West Summer Show 2001 thru 2012, Tucson, AZ
Oil Painters of America 10th Annual Nat’l Juried, Palm Desert, CA
Settlers West American Miniatures Show 2001 thru 2012, Tucson, AZ
Gilcrease Museum Miniature Show 2000 thru 2006, Tulsa, OK
Plein-Air Tucson 2000, Tucson, AZ – Judges Favorite
Plein-Air Tucson 1999, Tucson, AZ – Judges Favorite
Berger Sandzen Museum, Lindsborg, KS
The Artist’s Magazine 1999 Art Competition – Finalist Winner
Arts For The Parks Competition 2002, 2004Jackson Hole, WY –Top 100 Award of Excellence
Louisiana Art & Artists Guild Show, Baton Rouge, LA – First Place
The American Artists Professional League Grand National, NY, NY
American Artists Magazine Winner’s Exhibition, Denver, CO
Knickerbocker Artists Annual Open, New York, NY
Pastel Society of America, Inc. – 24th Annual Open, NY, NY
Internat’l Exhibit for Pastels, Wichita, KS – Patron Purchase Award
National Small Oil Exhibit, Wichita, KS – Patron Purchase Award
Whistle Pik Galleries Christmas Invitational 2001 thru 2012
Painting the Parks Estes Park, CO Plein Air 2002, 2003
Villas & Verandas Two-Man Exhibition, San Juan Capistrano, CA – 2002
El Presidio Miniatures in the Mountains, Ruidoso, NM, 2005, 2006
Legacy Gallery Western Art Walk, Scottsdale, AZ, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Signature Members & Invited Guests  Show, – Tucson, AZ
California Art Club Gold Medal Show 2004 thru 2012, Pasadena, CA
Mountain Oyster Club Western Art Show and Sale 2003 thru 2012, Tucson, AZ
Mountain Oyster Club 2003 Collection Purchase Award
Wild West Art Show 2006, Phoenix, AZ – Second Place Award
CM Russell Art Auction,
Great Falls, MT, 2004, 2005, 2006. 2007, 2008, 2009
CM Russell Miniature Art Show, Great Falls, MT, 2006
Stars Over Tucson – Special Group Show – Settlers West Gallery – 2008
Ponderosa Art Gallery Annual Fall Classics Show – 2006 thru 2012
Cheyenne Frontier Day Western Art Show – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Publications

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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One Response to A WORKSHOP TO LEARN AND INCREASE YOUR PAINTING SKILLS

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