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

In search of Cubism

Cubism fascinated me as a young artist. I must have been in the fourth grade marveling over the concept of three-dimensional space represented from all sides on a flat plane. Wow, how intriguing. A thought Pablo Picasso was it. He was a painter.

Cubism 1- Low Country Tree, 9 x12, oil on panel

I would look at M. C. Escher mind-bending perspective. I could never figure out how he made us arrive visually in different planes than we originally started.

Those confusing concepts kept with me my entire life. Waiting till I would have enough understanding to accomplish them. I began to sort them out. How Escher would fool you by changing what you expected against you. Picasso was not able to demonstrate cubism in the way my mind thought it should be. Instead he showed us a more shattered vague representation, beautiful non the less.


Cubism 2- Low Country Tree, 9 x12, oil on panel

When I visited one of my favorite museums, the Barns in Philadelphia, I was able to view Cezanne first hand. He has so much to offer us as painters. His unusual color, the space he creates with overlapping form. His brushwork. He inspired cubism and is credited as the father of modern art. Allowing us to appreciate abstraction as art.

Cubism 3- Low Country Tree, 9 x12, oil on panel

Looking for Cezanne’s path, I painted plein air, as he painted his mountain outdoors. I chose the Low Country Tree while in South Carolina. Looking for cubism in outdoor landscapes I began to see some of the underlying structure he talked about. Taking me from what I knew to where I did not. Exploring with each new painting, venture out and simplify a little more. Returning each day in South Carolina to the same tree. Then I moved into the studio for the last two paintings seeing how much more I could simplify the image, how could I represent it in cubism?

Cubism 4- Low Country Tree, 9 x12, oil on panel

Staying true to what I thought cubism should be, I went about my exploratory on Cubism 5. Hiding with each new layer of paint what laid beneath from the previous session. I enjoyed the visual play of space of Escher, so you may not always know where you where looking from. The harder three dimensional representation of form that I thought was missing from Picassos work. Forming the hard and lost edges of Cezanne’s paintings that would amplify the edge and his simple color.

Me having fun with how a shadow edge becomes a line, not a shape of tone and color. I can lead the eye around more so there is no beginning or end. This was the first painting I had painted in a long time with a brush.

I chose Rosemary Oil Brushes. I had heard such great things about these brushes, I wanted them to be my first experience of non-painting knife work. It was a good choice for me.

Cubism 5- Low Country Tree, 30 x24, oil on panel