Summary of past blog posts:

Trailer – Painting with Your Eyes
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1704

 Shadowed Structures
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1700

Facing the Light
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1695

Limbs
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1693

Old Stucture
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1689

Took my painting Buddy with me today, Marcel.
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1686

Find a good place to paint plein air paint
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1684

Work and Toil
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1682

An eye opening experience – Ohio
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1672

Burn the learning exercises or dud paintings
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1662

Young Painters – Young Picasso’s – Big concepts
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1665

Seeing color and developing your artistic eyes
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1659

It bothers me that some painters say that you should paint only where you live.
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1654

 2 DVS to help improve your plein air painting
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1647

A Quick Demo for Urig’s Plein-Air Nautical Workshop
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1645

Cape Cod School – Massachusetts Painters on My National Workshop Tour
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1636

I was fortunate to stay 2 days in Maine.
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1630

Coming Home to New Jersey
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1624

Old West or Wild West and Maynard Dixon Experience
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1616

Had a Good Catch
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1584

Hangin’ by the dock
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1606

Plein Air painting in the Black Mountains of North Carolina
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1590

Painters – Be all that you can be
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1599

Gray Heron – Spring Island SC
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1579

Done for the Day
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1572

Old Man by the Sea
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1562

Woman in Rocky Stream
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1557

Hoist the Sails – Painting in the Carolina’s
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1547

 It helps to do a color study – Let’s Set Sail
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1543

Sun City Hilton Head Island, SC – Get Out of The Box with Painting Knives
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1535

Shem Creek & Kiawah Island Workshops
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1529

Woman in the Desert
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1510

Forrest’s Landed Shrimper Boat
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1506

Summary of further past blog posts:
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1497

Summary of past blog posts:

A Short Demo for Urig’s Self-Portraiture Workshop – YouTube Video
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1492

Open Media Self-Portraiture and Understanding the Human Face – Cincinnati Art Club
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1478

Urig Demo with Cincinnati Water Color Society on Self-Portraiture and Understanding the Human Face
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1458

2012 National Workshop Tour – Dates & Locations Schedule
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1440

Docked Clam and Shrimp Boat
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1430

Not far from the path, but on a Journey
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1338

DVD – Candid Conversations while Urig Paints a Southern Home
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1418

Andrew Wyeth is my inspiration. “Shrimp Boat run aground”.
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1408

Beauty Matters? Comments?
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1399

 

Summary of further past blog posts:
https://darylurig.com/blog/?cat=1373

A summary of my more recent blog posts

Bluffton Oyster Company – Plein Air Workshop
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1362

I agree with Vincent Van Gogh – I am rich
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1343

It is nice to meet interesting people when you travel.

It is nice to meet interesting people when you travel.


I love to push paint outside of the lines. – Out of the box

I love to push paint outside of the lines. – Out of the box


Native American
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1335

It is a humble occupation being a painter
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1265

The CSI Approach to Painting
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1319

Development of – Woman on Beach : Looking for Sea Shells
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1310

Woman on Beach : Looking for Sea Shells
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1289

 

Summary of past blogs
https://darylurig.com/blog/?cat=132

A summary of my more recent blog posts

Quick answers to hard questions
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1238

Woman in the Garden : The Vineyard
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1271

So why do artist enjoy painting the nudes?
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1259

Food for thought – a good painting practice
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1246

Reaching for the Light
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1250

Giving your best & the frustration it causes
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1241

Sunflower
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1235

Life can be complex
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1229

A list of previous Blog Posts
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1224

 

 

 

 

 

© 2011 Daryl Urig

A list of many of my recent posts

I wanted to list many my recent posts, just in case you missed one. It is a good habit to do this in a blog, and I have not been very good about it. Please review below.

An Artist Prayer https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1174

Call Me https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1205

An Artist working with oil painting mediums https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=931

Captain Bruce Bishop https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1200

Romantic Walk https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1198

Give it up painters – to create great paintings https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1198

Light is the Stairway to Heaven https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1144

Their is plenty more great content that can be found by searching a category such as these below using the left sidebar:

  • concepts in painting
  • Daily Painter
  • Education
  • Historical Sites
  • Oil Paintings for Sale
  • online event
  • plein air
  • sport

Hope this helps.

Preliminary painting development takes some of the anxiety out of painting. “Woman with Basket”

For as long as I can remember I have heard how beneficial doing pencil sketches, small thumbnails or color studies can benefit my work. But thinking I know better, I skip ahead missing these important steps.

Now I go back to these most important steps in developing a painting and find out how beneficial they are to my final painting.

Woman with Basket, 12 x 16 inches, oil on canvas
Woman with Basket - Study, 6 x 4 inches, oil on canvas
Woman with Basket Study, 6 x 4 inches, oil on panel
Woman with Basket, 12 x 16 inches, oil on panel

It is a delicate balance between understanding aesthetics, composition and details. Every concern pulls you in a different direction. Balance is important in life and painting.

My inefficient process was that when I get involved with the idea of the finished painting I rush toward the details, many times forgetting some of the more important items like composition, design, and color flow.

All of these can easily be worked out in preliminary sketches and very small color studies. It actually takes some of the anxiety out of the painting process by not having to do all of this the first try, or having to balance all of these decisions in my head when I leave down each stroke of the paint.

I find I am more comfortable spending time on my painting knowing the direction provided by preliminary painting development. This work helps me to figure out things that I would have normally missed. Subtle adjustments done instinctively to forms in the rough would never had been seen when I get overwhelmed and caught up with detailing an intended direction of a finished painting.

One big thing I have learned, I am not sure why this has taken me so long, is that every painting I do is not worth keeping. Most are for learning, others mistakes, once in awhile I find one that I really like for some unexplained reason, but all lead up to a better understanding of my trade.

The painting shown here of the woman and basket was developed from a photograph, pencil sketches, color study shown here and final larger painting shown here.

© 2011 Daryl Urig

Table of Contents: March 27, 2009 through Aug. 12, 2010

PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS

“Country View – June 3, 2009” | June 4th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=135

“Knollman Farm House – June 6,2009” | June 8th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=182

“Woman on Beach – June 11, 2009” | June 11th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=192

“The Upward Climb – June 24, 2009” | June 24th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=217

“McKenzie, Animal Portrait” | August 19th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=235

“Happiness” | August 27th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=251

“New Light” | August 30th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=254

“Against the Tide” | October 10th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=279

“Free to Run” | October 19th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=282

“Old House (study)” | October 21st, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=285

“Old House” | October 22nd, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=289

“Self-Portrait in Woods” | November 9th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=291

“Morning Sun” | April 5th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=395

“Butterflies in My Garden” | April 12, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=400

“Turner Farm” | May 7th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=418

“Grob Farm” | May 17th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=425

“Washington Heights School” | May 25th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=427

“Turner Farm House” | May 27th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=435

“My Wife’s Gaillardia Goblin Flowers” | June 3rd, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=439

2 paintings | August 12th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=547

STUDIO PAINTINGS

“The Guitar Player, My Tribute to Picasso” | July 2nd, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=225

Two Guys, Sketch Group | August 26th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=246

“Sunflower Dance” | September 18th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=269

“The Blind Leading the Blind” | December 11th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=305

“Autumn Gourds” | December 21st, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=309

“Open Gate” | December 30th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=311

“My Time” | January 4th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=315

“Disrobed” | January 13th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=324

“At Peace – Mother Nursing” | January 18th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=328

“Woman Combing Her Hair” | January 25th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=331

“Sea of Love” | January 27th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=334

“Nude Woman Reclining in Bed” | February 2nd, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=337

“Woman Lying on Couch” | February 18th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=341

“Baseball – An American Pastime” | February 24th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=347

“Woman Standing in Doorway” | March 1st, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=349

“Red head” | March 8th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=352

“Body Builder 2” | March 15th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=359

“The Model” | May 11th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=421

Cincinnati Art Club Sketches | June 29th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=487

GALLERY SERIES

“Moments Before the Return” | September 2nd, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=257

Why “Women in Garden” Series? | November 16th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=294

“Plein Air” Series | May 3rd, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=409

“On the Road” Series | June 17th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=466

“Women in Garden” Series | July 12th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=514

OPEN PAINT SERIES

Open Paint in Garden (Session 1) | July 8th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=494

Open Paint in Garden (Session 2) | July 13th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=520

Open Paint in Garden (Session 3) | July 25th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=543

GROB FARM PAINTING

Grob Farm (Session 1) | June 6th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=447

Grob Farm (Session 2) | June 14th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=476

Grob Farm (Session 3) | July 7th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=492

ADVICE FOR BETTER PAINTINGS

A Tip from a Painter on Overcoming a Creative Block | March 27th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=8

Emergence of Originality – PROWIA not Style | June 12th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=189

Repainting a Painting for Simplicity | August 23rd, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=242

We Gain Empirical Knowledge through our Struggles as a Painter | January 7th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=319

My Daily Routine as a Fine Arts Oil Painter | March 18th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=364

Drawing with Conceived Forms | March 22nd, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=378

Use Faith to Paint a Better Reality | August 2nd, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=532

Look Past Sociological Ideals to Paint Better | August 5th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=590

Use Your Artistic Neuroses to Paint Better | August 8th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=555

OPINION PIECES

Paint a Portrait from a Photo or Life? What is the Best Rule? | April 3rd, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=17

Earning an Income from Your Exhibitions, even Nationally Juried Exhibitions: Ask Questions and Be Informed. | July 14th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=229

Save Money on Canvases, Framing and Juried Show Shopping | August 21st, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=237

Are You Really an Impressionist Painter? | April 22nd, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=403

Art Is It’s Own Language | July 22nd, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=457

Painting Is a Lifetime Study | August 2nd, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=473

PAINTING A DAY FOR 31 DAYS

Daryl Urig’s 31 Days, 31 Paintings, Online May Auction | May 2nd, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=32

A Painting a Day, Day 7 | May 7th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=48

A Painting a Day, Day 14 | May 15th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=69

A Painting a Day, Day 21 | May 21st, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=77

What I learned from Doing “A Painting A Day” | May 28th, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=85

Wrapping Up 31 Days of Continuous Painting | May 31st, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=117

NEWS

Portrait Society of America Award | November 23rd, 2009 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=303

Arnold Schwarzenegger Choice Award | March 9th, 2010 | https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=355