Moments Before the Return, 4,3,2,1 – Sept. 2, 2009 – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

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Moments Before the Return – Sept.2, 2009
A Daily Painter – A Painting A Week
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(4) 10 x 20 inches, oil on canvas.
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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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New Light – Aug. 31, 2009 – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

New Light – Aug.31, 2009
A Daily Painter – A Painting A Week
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
8 x 10 inches, oil on panel.
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Price: Contact: Robyn@DarylUrig.com

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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Happiness– Aug. 28, 2009 – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Happiness – Aug.27, 2009
A Daily Painter – A Painting A Week
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
11 x 14 inches, oil on panel.
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Price: Contact us at: Robyn@DarylUrig.com

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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Two Guys, Sketch Group – Aug. 26, 2009 – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

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Two Guys, Sketch Group – Aug.26, 2009
A Daily Painter – A Painting A Week
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
8 x 10 inches, oil on panel.
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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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Repainting a painting for simplicity – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

I’ve never returned to a finished painting and reworked it. But I had to do something about that skirt in “Cascade”. It’s a painting I really love of my wife, Robyn, but that skirt just did not fit its space.

In the midst of reading some inspiring books, like Robert Henri’s “The Art Spirit,” I decided to re-work this piece. (You can find the titles listed in the Workshops & Learning section of my website.)

Henri talks about how a dress must reflect the surface or anatomy under the dress by simplifying its composition. Somehow I didn’t do that in this piece, so I changed it, as you can see in this post in the before and after images.

Henri also discusses the need for simplicity. You shouldn’t change a line’s direction until you have to. You also shouldn’t change a color until something else dictates or commands you to. He also says, “Try to reduce everything you see to the utmost simplicity. That is, let nothing but the things which are of the utmost importance to you have any place.”

As I ventured on the road to simplicity, I realized I would have to alter my whole composition in order to make it better. So after I reworked the skirt, I had to simplify the top.

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Save Money on Canvases, Framing and Juried Art Show Shipping – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Save Money on Canvases, Framing and Juried Art Show Shipping

Shipping large pieces of art can cost the painter quite a bit of money. I had two juried art shows to which I was accepted – in Colorado and in South Carolina. To box, wrap in bubble wrap and ship ground round trip cost a total of $500. This was in addition to a $200 gallery frame from Manny’s of Denver. They provide a very nice affordable gallery frame.

I have thought of two ways to save loads of money and not diminish the quality.

  1. Work smaller
  2. Create your own gallery wrapped frames

Size does matter when it comes to shipping large works of art. Working smaller has made me develop quicker in my oil painting and has created a more affordable purchase size for my clients. Less weight and a smaller box for shipping will save you greatly.

Gallery wrapped stretchers I make save me costly stretchers. There is no gallery frame because the canvas wraps around the stretchers and is stapled to the back of the wood stretcher. Many, not all, juried art shows, will accept gallery wrapped stretchers (sometimes called gallery wrapped frames) as long as they look professional. There is no gallery frame to purchase. This is a savings, and your final product weighs less, another savings in shipping.

All in all, it is better to work smarter not larger and heavier.

If you sign up for my blog right now I am offering my FREE eBook (Firts eBook) on:
How to Create a Gallery Wrapped Frame
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McKenzi, Animal Portrait – Aug. 19, 2009 – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

McKenzie, Animal Portrait – Aug.19, 2009
A Daily Painter – A Painting A Week
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
8 x 10 inches, oil on panel.
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Price: SOLD

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A quick link to more of my work

Some of you have been wanting to see more of my work but are not quite sure how to get there.

Here is a quick link to my gallery overview page.

Enjoy

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Earning an income from your exhibitions, even nationally juried exhibitions: Ask Questions and be informed.

Tony Moffit’s Blog talks about the simplified Art Gallery Math to determine your income projection for the year. However, I feel my experiences have made me come up with deeper questions and considerations, concerning an artist’s income.

A huge problem I have is that a lot of the shows I enter seem to be more concerned with vanity than sales. Thus, I’ve learned to ask galleries who want to show my work the following questions:

1) When was the last time your gallery sold a piece? Their answers are often surprising.

2) What is the price range in which your artwork typically sells? This can help with what pieces you choose to show.

3) Will they promote you and to whom? They often have outdated lists. Sometimes they want you to provide them with a list of names.

4) What does the opening reception entail? One of the biggest surprises I’ve had is when a gallery asked me if I would bring something.

One nationally juried show curator yelled at me when I wanted to be informed. She told me that she’s been in nationally juried shows for ten years and has never sold a piece. Sometimes there are even greater surprises!

But the point is, it’s in the artists best interest to ask questions and be informed. Artist must take the reins of their own career, instead of relying on others for success.

The Guitar Player, My Tribute to Picasso – July 2, 2009 – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

The Guitar Player, My Tribute to Picasso – July 2, 2009
A Daily Painter – A Painting A Week
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
20 x 24 inches, oil on panel.

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Please contact us to purchase at Robyn@DarylUrig.com

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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