Van Gogh - A simple language of line

What a gift Van Gogh left us. A series of stimulating paintings which seem like they could have been painted yesterday. Starry Night is still one of the world's most popular paintings.


We will explore "Starry Night" and see how Van Gogh tells a complex and entrancing story by harnessing the power of the humble line.


The simplest thing you can do with a brush or a pencil is to draw a line.


In this lecture we will explore Van Gogh's language of line.


An earlier version of the same scene original by Van Gogh. There are many ways to do one painting, he showed us that!


You might also enjoy Peter Inglis' book "Van Gogh: The Starry Night, 1889".

Van Gogh: The Starry Night, 1889, an ebook by Peter Inglis

How good a painter are you? How would you like to answer "I paint Van Gogh!" This book will guide you through the process of painting Vincent Van Gogh's "The Starry Night", 1889, which is one of the world's most loved paintings.

My method of teaching enables you to express your own taste and feelings about what is beautiful. This is not a prescriptive method, but rather a series of processes which enable your self expression. Go for it! Have fun!