Van Gogh: Starry Night

" He longed for an unsophisticated art which would not only appeal to connoiseurs but give joy and consolation to every human being."
- E.H. Gombrich on Vincent van Gogh.

Starry Night by Van Gogh
The original by Van Gogh.


Another original by Van Gogh. There are many ways to do one painting, he showed us that!

What a gift Van Gogh left us! A series of stimulating paintings which seem like they could have been painted yesterday.

And... they can be pretty well entirely painted with just one brush. How cool is that?

This image is from 'Paint a Masterwork: Van Gogh Starry Night', an ebook by Peter Inglis.
The hand of Van Gogh.
Actually it's my hand, but all hands are pretty similar, for the purpose of painting. In this lesson we get the opportunity to practice the basic brush stroke.

This image is from 'Paint a Masterwork: Van Gogh Starry Night', an ebook by Peter Inglis.
With just one brush and one stroke, we can create many different textures.


This 10 minute video explains what Van Gogh's "Starry Night" is about and shows how it is constructed.

Student paintings

Van Gogh: Starry Night -  painted by a 3 beginners in their first lesson at Inglis Academy! Van Gogh: Starry Night -  painted by a beginner in her first lesson at Inglis Academy!

Van Gogh: Starry Night -  painted by a beginner in her first lesson at Inglis Academy! Van Gogh: Starry Night -  painted by a beginner in her first lesson at Inglis Academy!

Van Gogh: Starry Night -  painted by a beginner in her first lesson at Inglis Academy!