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.

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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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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 9 years and is president of Total Media Source Inc.

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