Painting Stolen from Cincinnati Artist Museum

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.

Daryl Urig Receives 2015 Duveneck Award – Behringer-Crawford Museum Collection

This past weekend Daryl Urig was presented the Duveneck Award in the 46th Annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show in Covington Kentucky.  Urig’s painting, “Cincinnati View of Ohio River”, 10” x 72”, found its new home with the permanent collection of the Behringer-Crawford Museum, located at 1600 Montague Road, in Devou Park, Covington, Kentucky.

Cincinnati View of Ohio River, 10 x 72, oil on canvas

Frank Duveneck is to Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati what T. C. Steele is to Indiana Hoosiers.  Urig’s painting T. C. Steele’s Chair was purchased last year by T. C. Steele Boyhood Home Collection, in Waveland, Indiana. Urig said, “Having two paintings safely preserved for future generations in such notable collections and telling painters provided a moment for me to pause and reflect as a painter”.

T. C. Steele's Chair, 9 x 12, oil on panel

The Duveneck Award itself goes to a two-dimensional work depicting a historic landmark or scene in the Greater Cincinnati area.

The Behringer-Crawford Museum is located at 1600 Montague Road in Devou Park, Covington, Kentucky whereas T. C. Steele Boyhood Home is located at 110 South Cross Street, Waveland, Indiana.

More of Urig’s paintings can be seen at his Studio and Gallery in Springdale Ohio at Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground, 430 Ray Norrish Drive, just off 275 on Route 4 across from the Springdale Cinemas. Gallery Hours are Thursday from 11 am till 7 pm and by appointment.

T.C. Steele Boyhood Home – Paint Out

It was a nice opportunity to paint at the boyhood home of T.C. Steele. Theodore Clement Steele (September 11, 1847 – July 24, 1926) was an American Impressionist painter known for his Indiana landscapes. Steele was an innovator and leader in American Midwest painting and is considered to be the most important of Indiana’s Hoosier Group painters. He is Timothy Shelly’s grandfathers’ brother. Tim and Margaret Shelly renovated the historical property in hopes of honoring TC Steele and his legacy in painting.

I arrived early traveling from Harrison Ohio. About a two and half hour journey. As part of the IPAPA group, Indiana Plein Air Painters I was able to participate in this paint out.

IPAPA members and patrons in front of home
IPAPA Member Participants

It is always nice to visit the home of a painter. Get the vibes and feel for some of the things that may have inspired him as a painter. I fixated on the building at once. Touring the home looking for a few things to make into a painting. Noticing the light hitting the side of the home by the side entrance. I knew that would be my first painting. The upstairs offered a chair nicely positioned in a corner. This would offer me local tone painting. Lastly was the patterning of the doors and yellow wall in the main room when you first walked in the home. I had plenty to paint. I hope TC would be pleased. I felt the creative energy of the surroundings accompanied with many of my emotions and memories of my Grandfathers old home.

Bird Next, 9 x 12 inches, oil on panel
TC's Chair, 9 x 12 inches, oil on panel
Doors on Yellow Wall, 9 x 12 inches, oil on panel

Margaret and Tim purchased T.C.’s Chair.

Owners of T.C.'s Chair

T. C. Steele’s boyhood home is located at 110 South Cross St., Waveland, Indiana. Thank you Tim and Margaret for your hospitality and vision.





Italy is Beautiful in October 2014 – Register Early!

October 9 – 23, 2014
Umbrian region of Central Italy

Call Tracy to Sign Up: 1-855-476-6482
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Painting, culinary, and
art workshops in Italy.

La Romita strada della Romita,
24 Terni Italia, 05100

Love of painting has always been my passion since I was young boy. I want to share my appetite for painting with you and help you express your art in Italy. From delicious food, ancient towns, rolling landscapes, to vineyards by an astounding sea.

In a quiet area of Italy students will enjoy gaining a deeper understanding of plein air and studio painting. We will understand a practical plan for capturing changing light in outdoor painting studies. Together with demonstrations and one on one mentoring with students we will cover dynamic compositions, mixing rich harmonious colors, and capturing light with lively paint. You will be amazed at the difference it will make in your paintings.

This artist retreat will emphasize drawing and painting with a painting knife or brush. With friendly guidance and critiques to guide painters in developing their proficiency and painting style. While enjoying day trips and making new friends with other dedicated painters of different experience levels to making memories that will last a lifetime.

The price, excluding airfare, (We pick you up and drop you off at the Rome airport [Fiumicino]), is $3790 for two weeks… and includes meals (except for a few days on longer trips when you may like to sample local restaurant lunches), wine, and lodging and talks and slide presentations on the arts and history of the area. On some evenings we’ll find concerts or opera to attend or maybe just sample the local nightlife.

Single room is $150 extra per week, first come first serve.

Bring a Friend and save $200. Paint, photograph, site see or sign up for 2 day Italian Cooking Class. You don’t have to be a painter to join us!

Reserve your spot early, this opportunity will surely fill up quickly.

Umbrian chefs preparing fresh local delicacies…and also the vino rosso, “which makes you strong”…(according to one of our local staff members.) Special diets may be considered.

These are links to some of the towns we visit:
Less than an hour away:

about an hour away:

(and the city by the sea – about an hour and a half)

in our neighborhood:

The Perfect Fine Art Painting Gift

Christmas has always been a special Holiday at our home. It is a time to enjoy family and friends. Gifts are shared from a willing heart, reminding us of our Savior that received gifts on his birthday.

I have enjoyed meeting many of you in my workshops. Always hating it when we have to part. I hope to see many new and old acquaintances this year.

I am planning just a few select workshops next year. One that I am especially looking forward to is Italy in October of 2014. It is the perfect time of the year to visit Italy. There will be plenty of time to paint with instruction and leisurely. Enjoy fine foods and wines. While visiting and touring the surrounding Umbrian region of Central Italy.

Painting Italian Villages, Shops and Hillsides.

Special incentives and pricing are available for early sign ups, returning painters and even bringing a friend. Many have told me it is a very reasonable trip with guides who have been doing this for over 30 years.

I would like you to consider joining me next year.

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Have a Happy Holiday Season and Blessed New Year.

Canal Days – Metamora Indiana

Canal Days, 16 x 20 inches, oil on panel,

The location is Metamora Indiana. It is an 1800’s canal town. It has canal days the first weekend of October, you would think you are in the 1800’s.

You can see how the painting evolved by reviewing the images below. I used a cement trowel which is quite large and rigid from Home Depot. It helped me to keep the overall detail of the painting more minimal and bold. Finalizing the detail with a smaller painting knife for the man and horse. It was important to me to keep them painted in a gestural style verses over detailing them. This is the first time I used two knife sizes.

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Color study and rough drawing, canal day by @darylurig

It is always fun to start into the painting. Establishing a criteria then begin to see it unfold. by @darylurig

To this point I have been experimenting by painting with a cement growl, see pictured in bottom right by @darylurig

The Barnes Foundation and Cezanne

I visited the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia on the way back from my New Jersey Workshop on my National Tour. I had seen the documentary movie a few years ago and always wanted to stop in and see what I have heard as the largest collection of Impressionist painters in the world.

Van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, and many more plus a very nice collection of Cezanne’s paintings. He is probably one of the all time great painters influencing plein air painting, impressionism, cubism and modern art. My Book on Plein air and how to go about it was inspired by Cezanne.

Card Players by Paul Cezanne

Cezanne felt frustrated and challenged through most of his life, not unlike how we all feel as painters. Even though it was quite a struggle with his father who wanted him to be a banker as he was.

You will learn so much by seeing his paintings and others at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia Pensylvania. It is one of my favorite or all time museums of paintings. My second being the The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown Ohio.

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The Blessing

The Blessing, 24 x 36 inches, oil on panel, Painted with a painting knife
The Blessing Study, 5 x 7 inches, oil on panel

There are many fine opportunities across this great country of ours. So many in fact that I find it overwhelming and confusing trying to figure out which ones to attend. The Blessing of the Fleet is a very interesting ceremony that happens in Darien Georgia to Bless the shrimp boats before they start the year of shrimping. In fact it is the blessing of the largest working shrimping fleet on the East Coast.

Since I enjoy painting shrimp boats so much it seemed like a good personal fit for me. I am also planning a plein air workshop for the artist group in Darien the week before the event. I hope to see you their. It is an event you will surely not want to miss.

This painting and study where based on my experience in Darien Georgie when I visited on my returning from New Smyrna. It was like a trip back in time for me. The old town had so much character and of what I really enjoy, shrimp boats and a nice layout of the harbor. I found people helpful and nice.

The painting was painted with only painting knife started with a small study working from photos. From that I went forward with confidence and large areas of color working from only my study. Then painting again from the photo to enhance some details. I enjoy a painting when it feels like a painting that expressing my feelings. The painting knife helps me to not over detail but simplify my expression. I cannot overly detail.

I wanted to express something about the Blessing of the Fleet, so it seemed to make sense to me to have this huge sky touch down on one of its fleet. Maybe I am a little bit of a romantic here. It just felt good. Using dramatic lighting and strong graphic use of colors to artfully play with a scene from Darien.

April 10 & 11, 2013
Oil or Acrylic

McIntosh Art Association
Lorie Coley (912) 293-0957
404 North Way (P.O. Box 2103) Darien, GA

April 13 & 14, 2013
Art in the Park – The Blessing of the Fleet
10 am – 5 pm

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Work and Toil

More plein air paintings with a painting knife of Ohio Valley Farms

Work and Toil, 9 x 12 inches, oil on panel painted with M. Graham paints and Walnut oil and painting knife.

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© 2012 Daryl Urig

I was fortunate to stay 2 days in Maine.

I was fortunate to stay 2 days in Maine. The vistas, the cool weather, the roughness of the elements are all here to stay. You cannot think of Maine without thinking Andrew Wyeth. Andrew did so much to help us understand his vision of Maine. I enjoyed seeing his paintings at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland and the work of Frank W. Benson, two of my favorite painters.

I found the home that Wyeth used in Christina’s World, shown with me in this blog post. I tried to take all of the sights into my artist soul, but it was overwhelming and inspiring.


I am looking for a dedicated, very small group of serious painters to accompany me in either August or September of 2013 for a week of painting and exploring Maine. Please email me and let me know if you are interested in accompanying me to this event.

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© 2012 Daryl Urig