Everything is in a constant state of change. What you thought was this, has changed to that. Nothing stays the same anymore. Changes. This last painting in a series of what I called Monster paintings or better described as Pareidolia paintings, may be my best Stop by the gallery and see for yourself. Please call first. As you stand in front of this large 48 in. x 48 in. panel the objects will morph from one image into another right before your eyes. Monsters will jump out at you. Scary faces, human bodies, it is up to you to decide. But be aware, your mind will play tricks on you and you may end up some place you never dreamed of being.
See Step one and two here High Energy Painting.
Don’t be afraid to break things up. Trust yourself. You know where things belong. Since you have drawn the beginning phases of the painting they are held in the back of your mind.
How much do you need to represent the objects in the painting? How much can you break up and still have an object immediately recognizable?
What color and detail is a flag? I purchased one so I was able to take it all in.
I love the feeling of paint. The idea that the artist is present, not always hidden behind an overly polished painting of a representational painting. Let your personality shine. Have a play value in the paint. Anything can happen as you dive into the oil paint and you emerge.
Still more to do!
Other related fine arts oil paintings that had some break up in them, and more in other blog posts.
Starting a high-energy studio fine arts oil painting you want to stay loose. Loose, but targeted on your final objective. So every mark has a purpose and is directed towards the final goal of the painting. High energy can convey emotion, life, spirit, exuberance, and motion. I want to convey a very airy feel, like a spinning tornado, where every object is like the scientists say, tiny atoms all separated but some how held together. If you could, you may choose to pass a single piece of paper through any object moving between the physical atoms.
The first thing to do in a painting is start with an idea then a thumbnail sketch. You design the space of your canvas, here a 4 x 4 foot panel. The design is basically a fancy way of saying, “how do you plan to direct the viewer’s eye when he sees the final painting”. “How will his eye move throughout the painting”, created with a multiple of vehicles: color, tone, lighting, lines, etc. You will need to juggle a lot of things all at the same time.
Many of the light blue and red colors will flicker through other colors I intend to paint over the initial layers of paint.
I hope you watch as I progress on this painting with future posts.
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My current right as an American is to be able to voice my opinion. Have free speech. So I am doing so about Monsters in our land.
I understand that my song “Monsters” is novel, or even Organic in nature. I lack any musical training. Though I have a strong message to deliver and wanted to gain more attention to it. Many have recognized it to be a slave song which I will grant you. There are many slaves not only what we consider slaves to be in America. We also have the Jewish’s who have suffered as slaves and so many other countries and nationalities that suffer slavery or bondage to some form of leadership all across our world. My fear is we may suffer the same kind of slavery as a nation if we do not wake up and change the downhill path we are on.
Doubling our debt in Obama’s reign has only made us more vulnerable to financial collapse. We definitely need better accounting here.
So the song “Monsters” sings out from the soul, off key and off tempo, though somehow resonating in our soul as a real person. A tune we want to fix and at the same time find ourselves humming.
What caught my attention in the media was Hillary stating to a group, “That is not who we are”. Then a few weeks later President Obama says the same thing, “That is not who we are”. Is who we are some how changed? The song begs the question, Who are we. Or who are we now? I am not sure if we are quickly changing as a country or what we are changing into not having been given notice. Though it is apparent we are changing into something else. Possibly loosing granted rights as citizens of the United States.
I question in the song who is our boss, the corporations? The food we eat altered to what some may consider a poisonous state, causing many health issues and concerns. Why is this happening? Who is in control of our food? What we eat each day to survive.
I can have my emails searched by foreign countries. Can they not also buy food companies here in America and slowly poison us? Not to seem paranoid but walking carefully forward. I know it is far fetched, but we have gotten on the money train as a country and need to be more careful with our choices before we take money from anyone. Politicians have always wanted to take our money away, so that is nothing new.
What are we loosing? The song begs that we wake up. Take ownership of our country again. There are Monsters and hidden faces in our land. I have no idea who they are and how they are effecting me. We know they are here. We even have attacks happening within our country everyday. Random shootings and groups killing civilians in a McDonald’s and many other locations. We can’t just think it is happening to others and won’t affect us any longer. Our Police are shot at and killed. Where is respect? Where is order? Where is safety? We are a people, a group of wonderful individuals.
The fictitious characters Billy and Hilly in the song are in a tree, safe, but they sold out America. These characters somehow had considerable financial gain.
We have seen countless times where are leaders have made alliances with foreign countries to back their campaigns, for instance the Clintons. What is their agenda? What do they gain and what do we loose?
I cannot imagine how bad off we will be then. Loosing so much so we fit into the new us. The new this is who we are now. If we do not wake up we will all be slaves in our own country, shackled and bound to the new homogenized global community that awaits us. I cannot imagine that everyone’s perspective and beliefs are going to mesh. It would be foolish to think so.
Once only in a horror movie have become a natural occurrence in our land. Monsters and hidden faces, all behind what I thought was meant to do me good. No longer. The criteria and objectives of those with power are quickly taking so much from us. Politicians, GMO’s in our food, Corporations and groups becoming our voice verses us having our own individual voice. This video though organic in execution has a powerful message for all. Calling for us to wake and see what is going on around us in our country, then ask for quality change.
Please listen, watch and share with those you feel are longing for good change, before it is too late.
Monsters: Food-Eat, 4 feet x 4 feet, oil on panel
I colored outside the lines on this Music Video my friends. Maybe one of you can help me crystalize the message even further.
For Immediate Release
Painting stolen from The Paintings of Daryl Urig, Creative Underground Studio and Gallery last Thursday afternoon,
June 23, 2016 between 11:45 am and 12:45 pm. a 14 x 11 inch oil painting titled “Old House” painted in October of 2009 was removed from the gallery walls. Police are following leads to bring this painting back to the gallery. Urig would like the painting back to complete his collection and has promised not to press charges when returned.
Old House, 14 x 11 inch, oil on panel
The Gallery is rethinking its open door approach to visitors that has provided the local and abroad areas with the opportunity to see a working artist studio, collection of paintings by the artist Daryl Urig, oil painting instruction, workshops and broadcast studio where Urig interviews national oil painters on the art of painting.
Urig is considering a more closed and secure approach of turning the Gallery into a Private Museum and Working Studio of The Paintings of Daryl Urig while limiting hours to appointment only with admission to cut down on unsolicited traffic. Located at 430 Ray Norrish Drive, Cincinnati Ohio, close to Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield Ohio. Please direct calls to 513-708-7981 if you have information regarding this missing painting.