Grandpa Urig’s Farm in Avon Ohio held so many memories for me as a kid

Open Graze, 11 x 17 inches, oil on canvas
Open Graze, 11 x 17 inches, oil on canvas

Being at my Grandfathers farm was such an adventure when I was a child. My cousin Terry and I would explore everything we could find. Bursting out to take a long walk on those little legs of ours, covering as much of the fields as we could. It seemed like my Grandfathers land went on forever. I could not see it all yet walk it all.

Looking in the old barn, outhouse or chicken coop, we were the best type of explorers. Finding old creamer pales from a time long past. An old watch-a-ma-call-it that has a handle and grinder with all kinds of gears stay close to my fireplace in my present home as does the creamer pale I found in those days. It was a safe place and a good place.

Your mind could just imagine all of the good things happening their.

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

Developing a Painting of Grobs Farm #1 – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

With these pieces, miniature (8” by 10”) plein air paintings of Grobs Farm in Indian Hill, Ohio, I am trying something different.

Grob Farm – May 17, 2010
10 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

Old Farm Buildings – May 3, 2010
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas

At first, I approached this project by creating sketches and taking photos of the farm back to my studio. I used these studies of the farm to paint a large image of the farm on canvas. Unfortunately, I quickly realized I needed to get my canvas on location to capture the Farm (see below).

So I hauled my 36” by 24” canvas, a pallet with oil paints and an umbrella to Grobs Farm. I needed the umbrella in order to shadow my painting correctly while outside. I started my second session with this piece (see below), which lasted about two hours. That’s the longest you can paint outside without a dramatic change in daylight. Monet, with his Impressionist pieces, would paint on location for just a short period of time, then pack his things and move on to another painting for a short period, and so on. Lighting is everything, as you want to capture an instance of light with an image, not movement.

I used straight oil paint, odorless turpentine and a no.12 Escoda, long Filbert to build up on my first session’s efforts that I painted and then scraped down with the side of a pallet knife to create a nice paining. This technique was used by Degas, Whistler and many other painters, and it seems to leave a lot of the image. Fortunately, it slightly blurs the original painting, thinning the canvas and leaving paint within the canvas’ weave.

Working plein air the past two days gave me more to which to react and interpret than working from a photo. I might move back to the studio at the very end of my painting to adjust and add detail, taking the advice of an artist I recently read who said although we learn from plein air, paintings are finalized in the studio. I hope he is right.

I am not in a hurry with this large painting of Grob Farm and would like to develop it over many sittings, adjusting and adding to it over time. This is a new journey for me, and it does not get better than this… Painting what I love, outdoors in the summer in broad daylight!

(By the way, today as I painted at the farm, there was a dead possum close to my feet. Maybe this added to the experience? At the very least, it provided a great contrast for my piece!)

Stay tuned as I add to this painting and see its progress.
Read more about this story in a later blog post: Developing a Painting of Grobs Farm #2

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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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Grob Farm – Plein Air Paintings – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Grob Farm – May 17, 2010
10 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

To view more paintings
Recent work: http://www.darylurig.com/2010-paintings.aspx
Blog:  http://DarylUrig.com/blog
Website: http://DarylUrig.com

Purchase:
Price: Contact: Robyn@DarylUrig.com
Store: http://www.darylurig.com/store.html

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.

View his Exhibit and Awards by clicking here.

Subscribe to Daryl Urig’s “The Adventure of an American Oil Painter” Blog by Email

Add       to Technorati Favorites

Daryl Urig’s 31 Days, 31 Paintings, Online May Auction.

American Artist Daryl Urig is having a 31 day painting event in May 2009. He will paint a painting a day for 31 days then auction them off at http://darylurig.com/
Starts May 1st and runs through June 15th 2009.

Collectors and paintings enthusiasts are encouraged to have fun and bid on his paintings.
It is an exciting way to collect and have an opportunity to purchase one of his fine paintings.


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American Artist Daryl Urig is a nationally recognized oil painter and a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and Cincinnati Art Club.


“If you like American art like I do” says Daryl Urig, “You will want to visit this museum and see so many great American Artists. You don’t hear much about us, but we have been giving American painting its own place in art history.”

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