Gave myself time to complete my desk. Enjoy the metal theme used throughout the gallery. Had fun building the desk as I did building the gallery. Hope you will give me a call and drop in for a visit, now that it is finally completed.
Played with the Happy Grandpa painting I showed earlier in a previous post. It seemed to lack some of the emotion and spark I originally intended for the painting. I wanted the yellow flower she was reaching for to be more apparent but not so polarizing being close to the center of the canvas.
Still concentrating on softening some edges and sharpening other edges in the painting. The colors seemed a little dark, so I lightened them up with blues, blue-greens and blue-purples hues to compliment the yellow. Yellow paintings seem to be a draw for me. Yellow I find to be the most complicated color to paint with. It really needs to be managed well. This revision seemed to match my original intent for the painting.
I am so looking forward to a new year of painting workshops across North America. With old acquaintances from past workshops and meeting new energetic painters that want to grow their abilities.
Lots of great locations for artists to retreat and refresh their creative energies. Warm climates in the cold time of year. Cooler weather for the hot and roasty times of the year. Cool breezes from a marsh or sea to refresh the air. Western getaways for the cowboy or cowgirl in everyone of us.
Starting in Florida, flying to California then back to the Carolinas and Georgia for a workshop. Catching up with some of my boyhood love of the west in Texas. Then returning to the coastal areas of South Carolina, Rhode Island, New Jersey and The Hamptons. I have always loved the water and allure of boats. I will then travel north to Vermont.
Flying out of the United States to Kelowna BC (the westernmost of Canada’s provinces) a charming and picturesque area. Staying west in Utah for 2 amazing workshops capturing my love for the Wild West. I loved those old cowboy movies and shows and they come to life here for me. Enjoying the beauty of Oregon, moving to the North Central region of the United States to a hidden area in Wisconsin.
I am so looking forward to the experiences and growth we can enjoy as painters in each others company. To me these are life experiences and opportunities I will cherish through my life. I will be doing what I truly love, painting, instructing and inspiring other painters in life and art.
Created entirely with a painting knife, M. Graham paints and Walnut Oil.
My objective was to treat the rocky landscape and figure the same while being careful not to overwork any areas to maintain an overall unity of fluid paint. I enjoy the textures of the rocks, vibrant colors and how the painting holds together using form, light and composition. The figure was contrasted by darker surrounding colors. No matter how abstract the figures lighting was, it became the focal point of the painting.
What an awesome time with wonderful people in Palm Desert CA, with wonderful people, in an area that has so much to offer.
The workshop helped painters to develop a process from taking pictures of a figure in a landscape setting, selecting a photo for painting, not all photos make good paintings to design, color sketch preliminaries and the then the final figurative painting.
The students quickly gained confidence, brush/painting knife control, color mixing, seeing what to be aware of in a painting and as one said, reinforcing the basics while making the advanced easy, thanks Joe.
I felt we all grew close in this short time together. Like a much-needed retreat, doing what we enjoy, painting.
The Woman in the Garden workshop was hosted by Deb Mumm at Venus Studios in Palm Desert, CA.
Enjoy the pictures and paintings.
Upcoming workshops in California
I have been asked to plan a workshop before Thanksgiving 2012 on Intro to Self Portrait. Please contact me early if you would like to attend, I have commitments for half a class already. I like to keep the classes small so everyone gets good attention and understanding of information. This is a good first step towards figurative and portrait painting.
Hope to see you next year on my return to California for a Workshop titled Woman in the Desert – Canyon. I will expand on this figurative/landscape workshop to also include paining rocks with a painting knife.
I have taken many workshops – this was the best. I learned so much – I can be an artist after all. – Carole Lintner, OR
I have learned so much. Daryl reinforced the basics, but went into advanced while making it easy. – Joe Wheatley, CA
I thought the class Woman in the Desert was fabulous, we learned so much from Daryl. He is a terrific teacher – very clear instruction was given. He’s very encouraging. I highly recommend him as a teacher. – Patti Howard, Vancouver B.C.
More information and descriptions here – Click Here
—– February 2012 —-
February 1, 2012 – SELF PORTRAIT (Water Soluble Oils) Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society
At the Cincinnati art Club, 10 am.
1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati OH
Nancy Wisely email@example.com
February 11 & 12, 2012
Open Media Exploration – SELF PORTRAITURE & UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN FACE
Cincinnati Art Club @ Pendleton, Studio 112, 1310 Pendleton Street, Cincinnati OH 513-708-7981
Daryl Urig Contact@DarylUrig.com http://www.darylurig.com/workshops-and-learning.aspx
March 2, 2012 – Nautical Oil & Palette Knife Queen City Art Club – Demo
at the Maple Knoll Manor House Restaurant
11100 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, Ohio
March 3, 2012 – Landscape Plein Air-Knife Painting Oil/Acrylic FREE EVENT – 12:00 Noon Addison Village Hall (Mid Winter Festival of Artists)
1 Friendship Plaza
Addison, IL 60101
Host: Addison Art Guild- Annette Leiber
630-543-4100 x 7416 www.addisonartguild.com
April 12, 13 & 14, 2012 – STUDIO PAINTING KNIVES – GET OUT OF BOX Ocean Springs Art Association – Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education
1620 Government Street
Ocean Springs, MS
Carole Marie firstname.lastname@example.org
May 7 – 10, 2012 – PLEIN-AIR IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS with PAINTING KNIVES Swannanoa Valley Fine Art League
310 West State Street, Black Mountain NC 28711
Karen Paquette email@example.com
June 2 & 3, 2012– STUDIO PAINTING KNIVES – GET OUT OF BOX Cincinnati Art Club
1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Juddi Clubb JerryClubb@Fuse.net
Daryl Urig 513-708-7981 Send Payment to:
CAC C/O Juddi Clubb, 131 Highland, Fort Thomas, KY 41075
July 2&3, 5&6, 2012 – PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE Provincetown Art Association and Museum
460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
Grace Ryder-O’Malley firstname.lastname@example.org
508.487.1750 ext 20 www.paam.org
Sept. 30 – Oct. 5, 2012 – PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE Dillman’s Bay Resort – Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation 3305 Sand Lake Lodge Lane, Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Denny or Sue Robertson email@example.com
To me the garden has a fascination that evolves around the beautiful garden of life and the paralleling the garden of the nude woman (Eve) when Adam must have first saw her. The purity of life and love, dwelling in the garden, life as God intended us to all enjoy.
The painting was developed from numerous photos, color studies and an experimental development of the painting, adapting the design and ingredients of the painting as I was able to get closer and closer to my original vision.
Unlike my other paintings till this time, I was able to paint with the painting knives as suited me, then using a brush to paint in areas that required a softer edge or glaze with Walnut oil.
The face was not important for me because I felt that the image spoke for all woman.
Call me was a fun painting with lots of challenging opportunities. I had an original vision that I wanted to capture in paint. This thought was an ethereal image where foreground and background merged as one pattern with just enough detail in the facial area to separate the form from the rest of the painting. I loved the soft cotton like forms that the flowers formed in the tree to the unique color and light pattern from being outside with nature.
Painting with a painting knife the painting developed slowly from a thumbnail color studies to this. Working from a photo the color studies helped me to limit my color palette and direct the focus of the painting.