Plein Air Pizzaz – Hamptons NY

I have just completed my “Paint with Me Workshop” with Rose Nigro in the Hamptons this past week. I enjoy visiting with students from my past workshops and having a one on one workshop. There is so much I can teach this way. Utilizing my Plein Air Pizzaz perspective we tackled typical plein air situations in a conceptual and uniquely visual approach with very different results. What fun.

Big Pumpkin, 9 x 12, oil on panel

 

We painted at some fabulous locations in the Hamptons. There is so much to choose from, there is truly a painting almost every direction you turn. More of a relished time period experience. Lobster boats, lighthouses, older restored homes and new mansions, plenty of a garden and old Farmers Markets, with fresh cider everything perfectly displayed in the New York fashion.  I have a workshop on my calendar for early next October 2015. Returning to focusing on Old Farmers Markets. I hope many of you will join me. Please sign up online now to reserve a limited spot. Click here

I had some opportunity to explore the south fork of the island with her. Visited the studio of a one of my favorite painter, Jackson Pollock a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.

Visited the city of New York and saw another of my painting heroes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Thomas Hart Benton. He was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement. His fluid, sculpted figures in his paintings showed people in everyday United States scenes. He made me feel proud to be able to work as an American.

I am standing in front of John Brown’ (1939) by American regionalist artist John Steuart Curry (1897-1946). Oil on canvas, possibly a study for his series of Kansas murals. Set apart for his paintings depicting life Kansas, alongside of Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood,

This painting that Rose is in front of at the MET is her great, great, great, etc., etc., grandfather, Don Gaspar de Guzman, Count-Duke of Olivares (1587 – 1645). It is a powerful painting of him riding on horseback, painted by Diego Velázquez in1635. He was the principal minister and favorite of Philip IV of Spain.

Wikipedia says he: “was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary Baroque period, important as a portrait artist. In addition to numerous renditions of scenes of historical and cultural significance, he painted scores of portraits of the Spanish royal family…

From the first quarter of the nineteenth century, Velázquez’s artwork was a model for the realist and impressionist painters, in particular Édouard Manet. Since that time, famous modern artists, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Francis Bacon, have paid tribute to Velázquez by recreating several of his most famous works.”

We visited a unique local landmark, The Big Duck in Flanders New York. I wont go into the whole interesting story of this two floor tall duck. You can read and learn about it yourself in Rose’s new children’s book, The Big Duck, that will come out Christmas 2014. Illustrated by Tom H.John. I had the pleasure of consulting with her and designing the book.

Roadhouse Pizza has the best Pizza Bianca (white pizza, no sauce). You may want them to go very light on cheese. It was heaven eating a slice of this pizza. One said it was like a pizza cheesecake. A blend of real cheeses: Mozzarella, Ricotta and Romano cheese. Visit here: http://www.roadhousepizza.com/home.html

Hope you can share with me the unique experience of the Hampton’s and Painting Old Farmers Markets, October 5 – 8, 2015. Click here

 

Alpena Michigan’s at Art in The Loft – Painting Knife Workshop

I was in Alpena Michigan’s at Art in The Loft this past week instructing a painting knife workshop with a group of dedicated painters that embraced the new tool in the studio and out in plein air paintings.

If you like light stations or lighthouses you will love Michigan because they have more light stations than any other state.

Art in the loft has some wonderful supportive staff, Brooke, Liz and Sarah that helped to make it a joy to instruct the workshop in their beautiful space.

Presque Isle Light Station New, 9 x 12 inches, oil on panel

Presque Isle Light Station Old, 9 x 12 inches, oil on panel

Alpena Light Station, 9 x 12 inches, oil on panel

 

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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 I had brought with me. While quickly rendering the painting on the canvas, I tried to capture the stone against the trees and the silhouette of the sky on the structure. After readjusting my drawing, I layered in multi-colored strokes to capture the stones’ ever-changing colors, so I wouldn’t have to paint each stone individually. By accenting points like the tower, the roof cone, the door, the tall and narrow wall and the shale roof edge of the building, I provided form for the piece.

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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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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.

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Wrapping up 31 days of continous painting – A Painting A Day

Starting in June I will continue to be A Daily Painter, but my new challenge is to paint larger paintings and complete A Painting a Week. These will be available for purchase on my website. Continuing with:  What I Learned from Doing “A Painting a Day”
Please check back the first week of June to see what is next.

A Painting a Day,
Wrapping up with 31 oil painting’s.
Bidding continues through June 15th on select pieces.

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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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A Painting A Day – Day 21

It was a nice surprise to have the local newspaper do a story on my “Painting a Day”.

Harrison artist accepts challenge. Daryl Urig, and accomplished Harrison artist whose work is displayed throughout country, has taken on the personal challenge of painting one painting each day during the month of May and selling his work online. Read Entire Story, Click Here

I feel that I am learning so much by painting these smaller paintings. It is teaching me to simplify and go bolder with my strokes of color. I have also experimented with different content imagery and am finding the ones I enjoy most. Wouldn’t this be funny if it changes the way I perceive and paint everything?  Isn’t that what the journey is about? Learning.

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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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