An update to my faithful blog followers

To my faithful followers that have signed up on my website blog “the Adventures of an American Oil Painter”. Thank you, it has been a very busy and challenging time.

I have so many thoughts going on in my head. Not having time to express them in a painting is very frustrating for me. Today I was able to get outside in the warm sun and finally paint a landscape viewed from my studio. Painting and tennis are very important emotional outlets for me.

This may be a little jumbled and informative so just hang in with me for a minute or two.

I’ve been finished constructing my studio. Many you have followed and seen the progress. I recently finished my desk and my “Wall of Paintings”. I have too many paintings to count and not enough frames or wall space to hang them. I designed a compact display system; this seems to be working out well. Still working on the lighting for these beautiful paintings. All of my paintings are part of my Holiday Celebration Exhibition, December 7, 8 and 9, 2015, from 10 am till 4 pm. Stop in and enjoy a glass of wine with me and peruse 100’s of paintings at friendly holiday pricing.

I never understood how having space for a gallery would affect me. It’s fun when all the paintings are displayed together. You can begin to see distinct character that is developing in your painting style. We are always learning and growing, as painters, otherwise it would not be any fun. What kinds of notions, ideas or subject matter you are drawn to. You see them popping up consistently in various paintings. It can be very encouraging and enlightening to the painter.

Over the last two or three months I have been developing two paintings, as I mentioned earlier. An abstract landscape of sky and clouds, much of this was the accomplished primarily in my head. The second is a figurative painting of a female practicing Yoga. Working with sketches, photos and painting color studies while carefully describing shapes to make an interesting representation. I cannot wait to get fully immersed in both of these developing paintings.

I am leaving in a few days for South Carolina and will be there for three weeks.

Forgot, remodeled our kitchen.

Did I mention Dan McCaw? He is a fabulous oil painter. I love his work. We have been working on a video together discussing his painting. This hopefully will be completed shortly and will be available for viewing at Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground; you also may freely view many other painter interviews at www.DUCreativeUnderground.com.

I just love what I am doing and have so much passion for it. I want to share my enthusiasm with you. In January, on the 12, 13 and 14th, 2016, I will be hosting a workshop for beginning to intermediate painters called “Get Back into Art – Finding a Creative Outlet” at my Creative Underground Studio. Please see details on my website.

Hope to see you soon.

Save this Date on Your Calendar – September 5, 2015!

Marine Outlet Study, 9 x 12 oil on panel

I was able to see many artists this past weekend in Richmond Indiana for the IPAP, OPAS & RAM paint out. I was surprised how close Richmond is to Springdale Ohio. We had nice weather and a wonderful time painting and talking with other painters.

Many mentioned to me to count them in for the FREE EVENT, IPAP, SkyScapes & Urban Settings Paint Out. Open to all Plein Air Painters on September 5, 2014 at the Creative Underground. There is a pretty view here. I updated the flyer with the latest information including our judge since she had a family event date conflict. Miss you Mary Ann.

If you can, please Text: 513-708-7981 or Email: Contact@DarylUrig.com your full name so I may get a good idea of those participating.

I have secured inexpensive lodging for about $50 an evening. If you want to double or triple up it could be a lesser cost. So please register with the hotel early. I believe a breakfast is included.

Many great quality painting prizes to be won and awarded at the event. A Paint Safe Easel donated by Wayne Campbell we will have a drawing for from the first 25 sign-ups to appear. Including prizes from M. Graham Oil Paints, Rosemary Brushes, Plaza Art and more. Plus Plein Air games for fun and awards.

I planned group lunch for those who want to gather and interact with other painters. It will be a good social plein air experience with awards for all levels of painters to have a chance to win.

Please pass this along to any other groups you may be involved in so it may be a success.

Download Event Flyer Click Here

 

A follow up workshop is offered to those wanting to attend.

September 7, 8 & 9, 2015
Immersive Plein Air Experience – Workshop
Daryl Urig – At the DU Creative Underground
430 Ray Norrish Drive, Springdale(Cincinnati), OH
Cost $375
We can learn so much from painting on location in the open air. Lots of hands on demonstrations and practical explanations on the benefits of having an a plan for capturing great Plein-Air painting studies. Including creating dynamic compositions, mixing rich colors, and capturing light with lively paint. You will be amazed at the difference it will make to your paintings. Open media, demonstrations with painting knife in oil paint and pencil.

Questions? Call/Text: 513-708-7981
or Email: Contact@DarylUrig.com

I look forward to seeing you.

Daryl Urig

What is happening at the Creative Underground?

YouTube Painter Interviews • Workshops • Plein Air Event • Gallery Exhibition

Recent Interviews by Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground YouTube Channel

What is a Painting? Live Talk with Daryl Urig – Shades of Summer 2015 Plein Air Event, June 26, 2015


The Cape Cod School of Art – What is Impressionist color? Live Interview with Carolyn Biggio, June 24, 2015

More YouTube Interviews here: ducreativeunderground.com


We just finished up a three-day workshop on understanding the painting knife, based on my book, Painting Knife Explained. Starting with exercises to become familiar with the tool, description of painting products needed, priming panels, to learning to see color and painting from photos and/or sill life. This was my first workshop taught in the new studio, it what so much fun. I hope to do more in the upcoming months.

Get on the Road, 16 x 12, oil on panel

The class demo was “Get on the Road”, 12 x 16, oil on panel, demonstrating the energy of paint on the knife, color to lost and found edges while create visual space.

The next workshop is on Plein Air Painting, September 7, 8 & 9, 2015
To Sign-up Call/Text: 513-708-7981 or Email: Contact@DarylUrig.com

Don’t miss our Plein Air Event here at the Creative Underground, September 5, 2015, SkyScapes & Urban Setting Paint Out.There are many great prizes, competitions and fun to participate in and watch. Covered by our very own Creative Underground YouTube Chanel. You may be our next big star. Plus a great day to see other painters, paint, enjoy companionship and eat lunch together. Download flyer here: http://darylurig.com/images/SkyScapes-2015-flyer.pdf

Tuesday Evening, September 29, 2015, Creative Underground Gallery Exhibition opens at 6:30 pm and is open to the public. Please bring a friend. Enjoy with us great works of art, a glass of wine and select hors d’oeuvres.

Comparing Two Paintings “Get Away” to “Back Staircase”

Get Away, 18 x 24, oil on panel

The painting above, “Get Away” has some of the same intrigue as a painting I painted about a year ago, below, but with some notable differences. With “Get Away” besides the more illuminating color there is a decidedly difference in edge treatment. Using the softer edges or lost edges against a very dominant hard edge. Both paintings have a lot of energy with the paint handling being applied with a painting knife. The white on white of the car against the background is a lot of fun. Similarly the painting “Back Staircase” has that also, but with the use of the wood structure against the back wall. I was not aware until my gallery director Robert Little brought it to my attention just how linear my designs are. Design is crucial, it leads the viewer’s eye. Both Paintings are on display and available in my Cincinnati Gallery, Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground. Gallery hours are 11 am till 7 pm on Thursday and by appointment.

Back Staircase, 18 x 24, oil on panel

Gallery Grand Opening Reception on Friday, May 1st, 2015, from 6 to 8pm

The Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground has been bringing you live and recorded broadcasts of painters interviewing painters with our Think Tank YouTube Channel. Launched our artist-mentoring program and now the Gallery Grand Opening Reception on Friday, May 1st, 2015, from 6 to 8pm. The Gallery show exhibits Paintings of Nautical Beach and SeaScapes paintings of Daryl Urig.

The Creative Underground is located at 430 Ray Norrish Drive, in The Yorkhaven Professional Plaza, in Springdale Ohio, across from the Springdale Cinemas on Route 4 just off of the 275 outer belt here in Cincinnati. Get Directions

I am hoping to see all of you at the Gallery Grand Opening on May 1st. Please watch a short video below from our Gallery Director Robert Little and hear him describe two paintings from the upcoming exhibition.

Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground: An Eagle’s Eye View: In and Out of Focus – Live Interview with Linda Fischer March 24, 2015

We had some fun talking with Linda Fischer. We discussed topics on abstraction and perspective that I am sure you never thought of before. Please watch the video below.

Taking the Mystery Out of Abstraction

Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground is moving forward. Redefining the art of painting.

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On February 24, 2015 Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground had a live interview with painter Michael Steirnagle. Steirnagle describes his approach to abstract painting utilizing patterns, playing with shapes, design and motifs. Please watch the YouTube Chanel below.