Back to painting and building at the Creative Underground Studio.

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.

 

 

Looking Forward to the New Year!

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.

View locations and Dates of 2013 Workshops


© 2013 Daryl Urig

Summary of past blog posts:

Trailer – Painting with Your Eyes
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1704

 Shadowed Structures
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1700

Facing the Light
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1695

Limbs
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1693

Old Stucture
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1689

Took my painting Buddy with me today, Marcel.
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1686

Find a good place to paint plein air paint
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1684

Work and Toil
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1682

An eye opening experience – Ohio
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1672

Burn the learning exercises or dud paintings
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1662

Young Painters – Young Picasso’s – Big concepts
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1665

Seeing color and developing your artistic eyes
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1659

It bothers me that some painters say that you should paint only where you live.
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1654

 2 DVS to help improve your plein air painting
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1647

A Quick Demo for Urig’s Plein-Air Nautical Workshop
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1645

Cape Cod School – Massachusetts Painters on My National Workshop Tour
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1636

I was fortunate to stay 2 days in Maine.
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1630

Coming Home to New Jersey
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1624

Old West or Wild West and Maynard Dixon Experience
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1616

Had a Good Catch
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1584

Hangin’ by the dock
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1606

Plein Air painting in the Black Mountains of North Carolina
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1590

Painters – Be all that you can be
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1599

Gray Heron – Spring Island SC
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1579

Done for the Day
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1572

Old Man by the Sea
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1562

Woman in Rocky Stream
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1557

Hoist the Sails – Painting in the Carolina’s
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1547

 It helps to do a color study – Let’s Set Sail
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1543

Sun City Hilton Head Island, SC – Get Out of The Box with Painting Knives
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1535

Shem Creek & Kiawah Island Workshops
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1529

Woman in the Desert
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1510

Forrest’s Landed Shrimper Boat
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1506

Summary of further past blog posts:
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1497

Woman in Rocky Stream

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.

Woman in Rocky Stream, 18 x 24 inches, oil on panel purchase painting here


Information on Workshops & Locations
© 2012 Daryl Urig

Woman in the Desert

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.

Woman in the Desert, 9 x 12 inches wide on panel, purchase here.

Testimonials from workshop

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.


Information on Workshops & Locations
© 2012 Daryl Urig

2012 National Workshop Tour – Dates & Locations Schedule

  

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
513-791-1466
Nancy Wisely nwisely@fuse.net

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

February 18 & 19, 2012 – STUDIO PAINTING KNIVES – GET OUT OF BOX
The Studio at Rush Creek
9481 Garland Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55311
Karen Highness studiorushcreek@gmail.com
763-315-3001
http://www.studio-rush.com/

February 23 – 26, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center – STUDIO PAINTING KNIVES – GET OUT OF BOX
2131 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221-3219
Linda Nye linda.nye@sbcglobal.net
(330) 928-8092
http://www.cvartcenter.org/

—– March —-

March 2, 2012 – Nautical Oil & Palette Knife
Queen City Art Club – Demo
at the Maple Knoll Manor House Restaurant
11100 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, Ohio
6 pm

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

March 5 – 8, 2012 – WOMAN IN GARDEN
Venus Studios Art Supply
74-280 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
760-340-5085
Debra Ann Mumm VenusStudios11@aol.com
http://www.venusstudiosartsupply.com/

March 16, 17 & 18, 2012 – NAUTICAL PLEIN-AIR
The Artists’ Loft School, LLC
327 Folly Road, Charleston, SC
843-637-4229
Joan Body info@theartistsloftschool.com
http://www.theartistsloftschool.com

March 16, 17 & 18, 2012 – NAUTICAL PLEIN-AIR
The Artists’ Loft School, LLC
327 Folly Road, Charleston, SC
843-637-4229
Joan Body info@theartistsloftschool.com
http://www.theartistsloftschool.com

March 29 & 30 & April 1, 2012 – SELF PORTRAIT
The Amelia Island Artist Workshop
218 A Ash Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Mikolean Longacre tmpromark@aol.com
904-491-8040
http://ameliaislandartistsworkshop.com

—– April —-

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
228-313-0259
Carole Marie carole1947@bellsouth.net

April 20 and 21, 2012 – LOW COUNTRY FIGURATIVE
ARTworks – 2127 Boundary Street, Suite 18A, Beaufort, SC
843-379-2787
JW Rone jw@beaufortcountyarts.com 
http://beaufortcountyarts.com/

April 23 -25 2012 – PHOTOSHOP FOR PAINTERS
SOBA – Society of Bluffton Artists
48 Boundry Street, Bluffton, SC 29910
843-247-2868
Sandra Wenig slwenig@gmail.com

April 26 – 28, 2012 – PLEIN AIR LOW COUNTRY
SOBA – Society of Bluffton Artists
48 Boundry Street, Bluffton, SC 29910
843-247-2868
Sandra Wenig slwenig@gmail.com

— May —

May 2, 3 & 4, 2012 – SELF PORTRAIT
Quinlan Visual Arts Center
514 Green Street N.E., Gainesville, GA 3050
Paula Lindner paula.lindner@quinlanartscenter.org
770-536-2575
http://www.quinlanartscenter.org/quinlan-visual-arts-center-workshops.html

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 svfal.info@gmail.com
828-669-0351
http://www.svfal.org/

May 14 – 17, 2012 – STUDIO PAINTING KNIVES – GET OUT OF BOX
Hot Springs Gallery
408 Ohio Drive
Hot Springs, AR
Vanessa Segraves vanessa@hotspringsgallery.com
239-250-8339
www.hotspringsgallery.com

— June —

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

June 6 – 8, 2012 – SELF PORTRAIT
Wenmohs Ranch
573 Old Spicewood Rd
Cypress Mill, TX
Dena Wenmohs dena@wenmohsranch.com
512-517-3453
http://wenmohsranch.com/

June 11 – 14, 2012
PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE 4 – Day Workshop – Maynard Dixon Artist Workshop, Utah
2200 South State Street, Mount Carmel, UT 84755
Near by: Grand Canyon, Brice Canyon, Zion National Park
http://www.darylurig.com/workshops-and-learning.aspx – MAYNARDDIXON

June 16,17 & 18, 2012 – SELF PORTRAIT
Sedona Art Center
15 Art Barn Road, Sedona AZ
Vince Fazio vfazio@sedonaartscenter.com
928-282-3865
Register Now, Link to Sedona Art Center

June 21, 22 & 23, 2012 – STUDIO PAINTING KNIVES
Ocean County Artist Guild 
22 Chestnut Ave., Island Heights, NJ 08732
Leona Lavone info@ocartistsguild.org
732-914-9941
http://www.ocartistsguild.org/contact.html

June 27, 28 & 29, 2012 – PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE
Creative Arts Center
154 Crowell Road, Chatham MA
Sally Lamson or Mary Allen cacchatam@verizon.net
508-945-3583
http://www.capecodcreativearts.org/  

— JULY —

July 2&3, 5&6, 2012 – PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 
460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
Grace Ryder-O’Malley gryderomalley@paam.org
508.487.1750 ext 20
www.paam.org

July 9 – 12, 2012 – PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE
Pacific Northwest Schools
15 NW Birch St., Coupeville WA 98239
Lisa Burnhart info@PacificNorthwestArtSchool.org 
360-678-3396 
www.PacificNorthwestArtSchool.org

July 27, 28 & 29, 2012 – STUDIO PAINTING KNIVES – GET OUT OF BOX
Art Cellar Gallery 
110 W. Third St., Mansfield, OH 44902
419-522-4401
Robin Riley rriley@henneart.com
http://www.henneart.com/classes.htm

— AUGUST —

— SEPTEMBER —

September 26 – 28, 2012 – STUDIO PAINTING KNIVES – GET OUT OF BOX
Art in the Loft
109 N. Second Avenue, Suite 300, Alpena, MI
989-356-4877
Sarah Altman education@artintheloft.org
www.ArtinLoft.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 art@dillmans.com
715-588-3143
http://www.dillmans.com

Oct. 8 – 12, 2012 – SELF PORTRAIT
MISA – Madeline Island School of Arts
978 Middle Road, La Pointe, WI 54850
Jenna Ericson misa@cheqnet.net
715-747-2054
Register Now, Link to MISA

 

 

Information on Workshops & Locations
© 2012 Daryl Urig

A summary of my more recent blog posts

Bluffton Oyster Company – Plein Air Workshop
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1362

I agree with Vincent Van Gogh – I am rich
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1343

It is nice to meet interesting people when you travel.

It is nice to meet interesting people when you travel.


I love to push paint outside of the lines. – Out of the box

I love to push paint outside of the lines. – Out of the box


Native American
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1335

It is a humble occupation being a painter
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1265

The CSI Approach to Painting
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1319

Development of – Woman on Beach : Looking for Sea Shells
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1310

Woman on Beach : Looking for Sea Shells
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1289

 

Summary of past blogs
https://darylurig.com/blog/?cat=132

A summary of my more recent blog posts

Quick answers to hard questions
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1238

Woman in the Garden : The Vineyard
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1271

So why do artist enjoy painting the nudes?
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1259

Food for thought – a good painting practice
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1246

Reaching for the Light
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1250

Giving your best & the frustration it causes
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1241

Sunflower
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1235

Life can be complex
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1229

A list of previous Blog Posts
https://darylurig.com/blog/?p=1224

 

 

 

 

 

© 2011 Daryl Urig

Woman in the Garden : The Vineyard

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.

24 inches x 36 inches tall, oil on canvas panel

© 2011 Daryl Urig

 

To Purchase this painting go here

Call Me

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call me, 11 x 14 inches, oil on panel

To purchase paintings visit here: http://www.darylurig.com/store.html

©2011 Daryl Urig