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: 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.

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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:

I look forward to seeing you.

Daryl Urig

T.C. Steele Boyhood Home – Paint Out

It was a nice opportunity to paint at the boyhood home of T.C. Steele. Theodore Clement Steele (September 11, 1847 – July 24, 1926) was an American Impressionist painter known for his Indiana landscapes. Steele was an innovator and leader in American Midwest painting and is considered to be the most important of Indiana’s Hoosier Group painters. He is Timothy Shelly’s grandfathers’ brother. Tim and Margaret Shelly renovated the historical property in hopes of honoring TC Steele and his legacy in painting.

I arrived early traveling from Harrison Ohio. About a two and half hour journey. As part of the IPAPA group, Indiana Plein Air Painters I was able to participate in this paint out.

IPAPA members and patrons in front of home
IPAPA Member Participants

It is always nice to visit the home of a painter. Get the vibes and feel for some of the things that may have inspired him as a painter. I fixated on the building at once. Touring the home looking for a few things to make into a painting. Noticing the light hitting the side of the home by the side entrance. I knew that would be my first painting. The upstairs offered a chair nicely positioned in a corner. This would offer me local tone painting. Lastly was the patterning of the doors and yellow wall in the main room when you first walked in the home. I had plenty to paint. I hope TC would be pleased. I felt the creative energy of the surroundings accompanied with many of my emotions and memories of my Grandfathers old home.

Bird Next, 9 x 12 inches, oil on panel
TC's Chair, 9 x 12 inches, oil on panel
Doors on Yellow Wall, 9 x 12 inches, oil on panel

Margaret and Tim purchased T.C.’s Chair.

Owners of T.C.'s Chair

T. C. Steele’s boyhood home is located at 110 South Cross St., Waveland, Indiana. Thank you Tim and Margaret for your hospitality and vision.