9 x 12 in. Oil Painting Studies Sale

I am making more room in my studio by having a 9 x 12 inch oil painting studies paintings sale for $225 each. Hundreds of paintings from my plein air and workshop tour, my books and more. I need the room, so all paintings are on a first come first serve basis. Starting August 27th till August 31st 2018 at my studio in Springdale Ohio, inside of Cincinnati, or online. Includes free shipping inside USA. Call 513.708.7981 to let me know you are coming to studio or for purchases.  It is a great time to change your decor and own an original oil painting.

Studies show the bare bones of creativity as the artist develops his craft. They are essential for the artist to learn, grow and develop.

2 is a pair
Lighthouse, Light Station?
Utah, Zion National Park and Hudoo’s
Gorman Heritage Farm
Ohio Rural plein air studies
Murray’s husbands’ boat, fresh paint
Seaside Pareidola Studies
Figurative Studies on Beach
Anything can be art studies
Spring Island Workshop Still Life Demo Study
Low Country Marsh Studies at dawning light
Captain Benton, SC portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forrest’s Landed Shrimper Boat

I photographed this boat at the same location as the Bubba Shrimp Co. was in the Forrest Gump movie, in South Carolina on my trip to the Carolinas last year. I am returning this month, in March 2012 to present workshops down the coast on my National Tour.

This Nautical painting was completed as a demo for the Queen City Art Club at the Manor House in Cincinnati Ohio at the end of February 2012. Creating subtle color and rich textures using entirely a painting knife.

The boats and the water are a deer subject matter to me since I grew up on the Great Lakes.

I enjoyed the company, comments and interest of the club. Many enjoyed the fact that I use M. Graham’s Walnut Oil and that I do not use any turpentine or Gamsol with my oil paints. The glisten of walnut oil and the colors I can achieve are prized.

The Walnut oil can be used as a medium and brush cleaner and I personally feel this is healthier as many students have mentioned being able to paint with oils and not gaining headaches that the usually accompany turpentine cleaners.

6 x 8 inch, oil on canvas panel – purchase painting here

 


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Forgotten Tractors – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

I had a great weekend of plein air painting at Lake Waynoka in Sardinia, OH. I enjoyed conversing with my hosts, Tom and Donna, and the other painters while painting various pieces, even though I didn’t sell any of my work. The weekend was supposed to provide artists with a forum in which to sell their paintings, but the event was not planned out well enough to interest serious collectors. Like most events comparable to this one, it didn’t help the artists sell their work, but it was a great time.

The image shown below is “Forgotten Tractors” in Russellville Ohio. It’s an 11” x 17” painting on a gallery wrapped frame. I think the yellow light and subtle colors of the wood on the barn contrast the richly red tractor with bright headlights that sits forgotten in the doorway of the barn. For this piece, color was most important. And the color shifts in large areas helped keep the piece exciting.

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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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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

Developing a Painting of Grobs Farm #2 – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Read more about this story in a previous blog post: Developing a Painting of Grobs Farm #1
Read more about this story in a following blog post: Developing a Painting of Grobs Farm #3

Painting on location, there are many artistic choices to make.

First, there’s the light. I enjoy the effects of light: the colors it changes and the distinct shadows it creates. I prefer painting this scene in morning light, particularly from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, because the light falls on the front of the house, breaking up the building.

The lighting in this piece, combined with the tall trees, provides the scene with a canopy, which coupled with the blue sky, gives the painting a cuddled feeling. Ultimately, I want the centered tree to appear round and to display the pattern of the tree bark, as this pattern of strokes appears elsewhere in the painting and would help to pull together the entire piece.

The bright lighting, on the grass under the house, makes the piece pop. The shadow of the centered tree should end under itself, but I don’t want to interrupt the painting. By bringing the shadow behind the fence, I simplified the painting, tying the piece together and providing a nice contrast and accent to the fence posts.

Second, I try to capture my interpretation of an image on the canvas. For me, my interpretation of a scene is more important than creating a photo realistic image.

In creating my interpretation of Grob Farm, I’m struggling with whether to create the whole piece on location, or to further develop the painting in my studio from photos and smaller paintings I have previously completed of the location.

Third, I try to move the viewers’ eyes through the design of the painting, keeping them on the painting, not off the canvas. The top left tree pops off the canvas nicely, but creates a bad vertical thrust, taking the viewers’ eyes off the canvas. Unfortunately, I have to fix the vertical thrust from the left tree in order to re-focus the viewers’ eyes.

I need to correct some problems within the piece in order to see what to fix next. But I’ve been told that sometimes the area you want to fix is right, and everything else needs to change to balance out the painting. Although this advice further confuses me, I am starting to agree with it.

My next challenge is to pick the right place on the canvas to alter during my next sitting. To make this decision, I need time to think and get in touch with my emotions. Knowing when to start and stop a painting is the most important thing, as you have to be in touch with all of your emotions to paint.

Read more about this story in a previous blog post: Developing a Painting of Grobs Farm #1
Read more about this story in a following blog post: Developing a Painting of Grobs Farm #3

To view more paintings
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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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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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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.

View his Exhibit and Awards by clicking here.

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