It is not just about painting pretty pictures

Most people think this is what art is about. But it is not. It is so much more.

Unfortunately many beautiful paintings are never seen, and most painters wait for someone to notice them.

All aspiring artists need to develop a brand and promote themselves continually through shows, workshops, exhibits, advertisements, business cards, flyers, email blasts, and websites blogs. Building a brand takes a lot of time away from the artist’s true passion: painting.

By tenaciously building a brand, an aspiring artist will eventually get noticed. Getting noticed is not easy, but if you love art, nothing is too small or large of a challenge for the determined artist to reach his dreams.

© 2010 Daryl Urig, All Rights Reserved

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The “Starving Artist” is not a stereotype – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Artists spend their lives searching for praise and appreciation for their work. Most don’t ever find it. For some, it comes posthumously. For the lucky few, they find it within their lifetime.

The point is: most artists spend their lives struggling. Although people admire their work and devotion to their craft, they seem to have little respect for the artist themselves.

Most people get steady jobs after they finish high school and college. For them, their career is only a means to sustain their family’s lives. But for an artist, their work is their life’s passion. Unfortunately, artists don’t always enjoy the steady stream of income that those who take corporate jobs do.

Whether it’s their lower income or lack of steady work, artists find themselves under-appreciated in the corporate world. Although museums, festivals and galleries showcase their work, the artist rarely profits, both personally and professionally.

When one thinks of art, only some names come to mind: Monet, Picasso, Da Vinci and Michelangelo, to name a few. Although each of these artists achieved notoriety (some posthumously) with their work, they struggled.

Monet’s famous piece, “Women in the Garden” (1866-67), took him about two years to finish. The canvas was 2.5 meters tall, and in order to paint the entire piece outside, he dug a trench in his garden and devised a pulley system to lower and raise the canvas. Although he labored over this piece for years, the Academie de Beaux-Arts denied the painting’s entrance to the Salon (art exhibit) of 1867. The Academie’s denial of his painting devastated Monet, as he had devoted a huge amount of time, money and energy to this piece.

Instead of changing his work to suit the Academie, Monet, along with other artists, seceded from the mainstream artistic community (the Academie) and founded the Impressionists. These men gained the acclaim that all artists desire, but only after a period of struggle.

The subjectivity of art, as evidenced by Monet’s clash with the Academie, is a big part of why artists struggle. By the nature of their work, artists are slaves to the likes of the consumer and viewer. Choosing to conform to the wants of the consumers can benefit the artist, but even if their work is “en vogue,” they still seem to financially struggle.

Although artists are the ones who preserve and enhance the culture of towns, cities and countries, they’re highly under-appreciated. If the everyday businessman or woman can make a steady income, why can’t the everyday artist?

…Maybe their pursuit of a career that they love is comparable to a monetary reward?

But I think that’s just a cop-out!


© 2010 Daryl Urig, All Rights Reserved

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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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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

Turner Farm House – Plein Air – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Turner Farm House – May 27, 2010

60-acre certified organic farm, 7400 Given Rd, Indian Hill, Ohio
14 x 11 inches, oil on canvas

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Washington Heights School – Plein Air – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Washington Heights School – May 25, 2010

The Little Red Schoolhouse, 8100 Given Road, Indian Hill, Ohio
10 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

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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

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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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The Model – Studio Paintings – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

The Model – May 11, 2010
8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas

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

Turner Farm #1 – May 7, 2010
10 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

Turner Farm #2 – May 7, 2010
10 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

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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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Plein Air Series of Paintings – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

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

Wisteria on Chicken Coop – May 3, 2010
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
10 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

Forgotten Quarry #1 – May 3, 2010
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
10 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

Forgotten Quarry #2 – May 3, 2010
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
10 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

Forgotten Quarry #3 – May 3, 2010
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
10 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

Hidden Pond #1 – May 3, 2010
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
14 x 11 inches, oil on canvas

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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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Butterflies in my garden – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Butterflies in my garden – April 12, 2010
Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
24 x 36 inches, oil on canvas

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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.

View his Exhibit and Awards by clicking here.

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