Entering the Artist Zone – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

The runner’s high is an oft discussed athletic phenomenon. This term describes the moment a runner reaches a euphoric state in which they feel they can run forever. What most people don’t know, however, is artists can achieve a similar euphoria through their work. In this moment, the artist becomes lost in his thought, his brush’s motions and his observations, and the artwork seemingly creates itself.

I often wonder if it is this high that motivates artists to create. Every painter I know must paint, for if they don’t create something, they feel unfulfilled. I think this lack of fulfillment stems from their inability to achieve happiness when not creating.

I often use painting to relieve my own deep feelings and concerns. Using my art as therapy, I’m able to better understand my emotions. Painting allows me to achieve a state of euphoria that I am incapable of reaching from regular, daily activities.


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American Oil Painter Daryl Urig is a member of The Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and Cincinnati Art Club. He has taught at the University of Cincinnati for over 8 years and is president of Total Media Source Inc.

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