Tips for a Contemporary Painter, Hardback Book, by Daryl Urig

My new hardback book “Tips for a Contemporary Painter” has just been published. The book outlines how we can develop a “Painters Code” to help rid our profession of myths and half-truths and promote good artistic thinking. It is the painters’ companion book. It delivers to any level of painter good practical advise, foundational insights, […]

Seeing – Can I really see?

As painters whom want to represent some aspects of what we see, seeing, or making observations with our eyes is very important. I always assumed I could see. Being an artist we are very sensitive to everything around us. We are much more aware of visuals that others may overlook. What I have found in […]

Color and Contemporary Still Life – Seeing Color – Sun City, SC

                        It is fun to paint. But wouldn’t it be fun to see and paint the correct color? That is what this group of fine painters in Sun City South Carolina discovered at the Color and Contemporary Still Life Workshop this past week. Using […]

Seeing color and developing your artistic eyes

Well I was very wrong about Ohio color. It took me to traveling the United States on my American Workshop Tour to see the colors I have back home. I tell my students this all the time, when we start to see, and develop our artistic eyes, it does not just happen. We continually improve […]