In Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night we are able to appreciate a windy bright sky overlooking a dark quite town. He uses oil on canvas to paint this masterpiece. His use of shades of blue, black and brown make the yellow, white, and cream stand out in the bright sky. He uses lines to separate the sky from the town and to illustrate the wind whirling around the stars. The use of the brush allows for defined brushstrokes which add depth and texture to his painting.