Old West or Wild West and Maynard Dixon Experience

The old west has always been dear to my heart. I was raised with TV folklore of my era, the Old West, even the Wild West. As a child and then older adult it helped me to create great visuals about our past. My visit to Maynard Dixon’s home and studio, was like coming home.­ […]

Rural America

It takes so long to find your way as a painter. I have heard a lifetime. Though I have enjoyed many accomplishments, I feel that I have just now taken my first big step in understanding myself and what I want to paint and how I want to paint it. I have heard that many […]

Old Door

This door so impressed me on the old farmhouse in Russelville Ohio. I was not sure I would be able to capture all of the rustic nature of the old wood and weathered paint that was self-destructing and lifting itself from the wood it was attached to. The color changes of the door as light […]

Neglected Kitchen

I chose the title, Neglected Kitchen, for this piece. But it was actually a painting of a deserted farm house in Russellville, Ohio that a group of painters and I came across as we were searching for good painting spots when we attended a paint out at Lake Waynoka Ohio. The home was charming Dust […]

Daughter of the Light

Being an American Artist, allows me to use my work to reflect on my upbringing in the heartland of American farming: Avon, Ohio. Religion was important with my upbringing. It was not always completely understood or upheld, but there was a wholesome thread of Christianity. The fears and hope of being a Christian gripped me. […]

Divided Spaces

When the 9 different paintings are combined they create one image in which 2 opposing forces are held together by one symbol. The 2 forces are the homes in the backyard of the farm and the disfigured tree holds them together. Although these structures are separated, they must co-exist in this backyard The divided canvases […]

Gatekeeper – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Oil on Canvas – 10 x 20 inches This depicts a scenic view in Indian Hill, Ohio. For me, the gatekeeper’s home is nostalgic of days of yore. It also compliments the beautiful Marge Schott mansion that lies far beyond the gate. The long profile of the gatekeeper’s home was perfect for the long canvas […]

Speak Up – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

A true painter engages their piece. They layer in countless strokes to provide shimmer and texture to their work. Their paintings emerge with definitive clarity through gestures of the brush stroke. When completing a painting, do not copy an image or photograph exactly. Add yourself to the scene, extending your artistic experience to create something […]

The Old Water Tower – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

The Old Water Tower on 5355 Miami Road in the Village of Indian Hill, Ohio Oil on Canvas, 11 x 14 inches It was only when I started painting that I realized the large size of the old water tower in Indian Hill. In addition to that, the light at the time of my plein […]

Developing a Painting of Grobs Farm #3 (Finished) – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Finished! It’s hard to paint things to which you have an emotional attachment. Grob Farm is one of those things: Not only does it have historical importance, but my father, grandfather and three generations before were all farmers in Avon, OH. Going to and painting Grob Farm bring back many fond memories, especially since it’s […]