Bodybuilders Pumping Up on Contest Day

Arnold Schwarzenegger discussing Body Builders Pumping Up painting
Urig and Arnold Schwarzenegger discussing Urig's Painting Bodybuilders Pumping Up on Contest Day

Arnold Schwarzenegger noticed right away the 6 pack on Aydin Bigkiv in Urig’s painting, Bodybuilders Pumping Up on Contest Day at the 2011 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus Ohio on Saturday afternoon. He said that he appreciate how it was captured in paint and what that moment in time feels like for a bodybuilder.

Bodybuilders pumping up for Contest
Urig with Painting Bodybuilders Pumping Up on Contest Day, 16 x 20 inches, oil on canvas
Urig with Painting Bodybuilders Pumping Up
Urig with Painting Bodybuilders Pumping Up on Contest Day

Buffing up for the New Year?

I plan to buff up before the Arnold Schwarzenegger Event in Columbus Ohio in March. Last year I won the Arnold Choice Award, and am hoping for even better things this year. To accomplish my goals, I’m visualizing them.

So I how can I buff up my paintings? I have a few ideas.

I want to be more responsible in all activities I move into by researching events, shows and galleries before I apply. I have to admit I have taken a shotgun approach to marketing in the past, sometimes not spending money where I should. Better research may have helped me better target events that suit me.

I spent most of last year working on the weaknesses in my oil paintings. This year, however, I would like to spend time reaping the benefits of last year’s work by developing individual pieces with a new direction that I believe best fits me.

I think all artists should plan for their future work.

Please let me know what you are planning for the New Year.

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My daily routine as a fine arts oil painter – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Wake up! It seems obvious, but it’s one of God’s great gifts that we often take for granted!

Put on my exercise clothes that I laid out the night before. Then, clean up and head for the kitchen where I make a smoothie (see recipe below) and a cup of Earl Grey tea.

Drink half of my smoothie and clean up the kitchen. I then head toward the family room where I will read about 1 or 2 chapters of the Bible and talk to God about what’s going on in my life. He’s a great listener.

Then, I go downstairs to work out for about 30 minutes. I walk/run on the treadmill for as long as I can while watching TV. I think TV makes the treadmill less noticeable. Then, I work out with weights or bands for about 30 minutes. Our weight and overall health are sustained positively or negatively by our lifestyle and environment. I believe this directly affects how we feel and paint.

I head upstairs to finish the second half of my smoothie, and check and respond to e-mails.

While the light is good outside, I head to my easel and begin painting whatever I’ve decided to paint. I always enjoy the natural light on my canvas and pallet.

Later in the day, I stop for lunch and review my work while I eat.

Then, I go back to painting for as long as I feel interested. When I find myself not responding to my painting, I stop. I think it keeps my work fresh and alive, so I’m sensitive to this.

Then I’m back to reviewing emails, writing blog posts, working on my website or working on anything else I need to accomplish for the day.

Then, it’s dinner, and time with wife and family. Sometimes, I play some tennis. Then it’s off to bed after spreading my latest works across my wife’s dresser. By leaving them out, I give them time to dry . I also can review them this way, and if anything sticks out, I can tweak it the next day.

Finally, it’s time for sleep, so I’m ready for the next day.

This is just an idea of my average day as an artist. I obviously have some flexibility in my schedule, and am not hardened to a ritual. Flexibility allows you to experience life, which is an artist’s true inspiration.

Daryl Urig’s Daily Smoothie

1 cup water

1 tbsp flax seed

1 oz. (t tbsp) dark chocolate Nibs 88% cacao

1 tsp brewers yeast

1 tsp barley powder

1 tbsp raw honey

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8-1/4 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 scoop whey protein powder

1 heaping cup of fresh or frozen berries and fruit

I use the Vitamix 5200 blender and it does a very good job of even grinding all of the seeds on high for about 2 minutes.
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Figurative oil painter Daryl Urig wins Arnold Choice Award from actor and Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Arnold Sports Festival, Art at the Arnold on March 7th 2010. He received a Gold Medallion as recognition from Arnold as his preferred personal choice in painting from the juried event. Visit this post

To view more paintings:
Recent work: http://www.darylurig.com/2010-paintings.aspx
Blog:  http://DarylUrig.com/blog
Website: http://DarylUrig.com

More on Daryl Urig:
Interview & Bio: http://www.darylurig.com/about-daryl-urig.aspx

Purchase:
Store: http://www.darylurig.com/store.html
Price: Contact: Robyn@DarylUrig.com

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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Arnold Schwarzenegger Choice Award – Body Builder – March 9, 2010 – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Figurative oil painter Daryl Urig wins Arnold Choice Award from actor and Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Arnold Sports Festival, Art at the Arnold on March 7th 2010. He received a Gold Medallion as recognition from Arnold as his preferred personal choice in painting from the juried event. See Urig’s body builder painting below.

Body Builder – March 9, 2010
Urig Wins Arnold Choice Award at Art for the Arnold – Arnold Sports Festival

Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig.
10 x 20 inches, oil on canvas

To view more paintings
Recent work: http://www.darylurig.com/2010-paintings.aspx
Blog:  http://DarylUrig.com/blog
Website: http://DarylUrig.com

Purchase:
Store: http://www.darylurig.com/store.html
Price: Contact: Robyn@DarylUrig.com

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.

Subscribe to Daryl Urig’s “The Adventure of an American Oil Painter” Blog by Email

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