The Adventures of an American West Oil Painter


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Barbara Harris, Providence, RI (Chatham, Cape Cod, MA)

“Daryl, Thank you for a terrific workshop. I learned a lot and enjoyed each day with all the painters. You have a very nice way about you and generously share what you know giving good tips as well as a good life philosophy. Thanks again. Hope to catch you when you come back this way.”

Jeannie Fortin, Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross GA

“Daryl Urig has an easy style that communicates sound principles with creative enthusiasm. He tries to understand the students’ individual learning and shows ways they may cultivate it.”

Joan Hartwig, New Smyrna Florida

“Your sense of humor includes the acceptance of me as an intellectual equal.”

Deb Ward, Membership Chair and President (Elect), Cincinnati Watercolor Society, OH

 “Very much enjoyed your portrait demo for the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. You employed very effective educational tools throughout the program and explained yourself well. Your patience and kindness during the critique session were much appreciated. Good job!”

Betsy Bodine, TX

“Words cannot express the gratitude I feel toward you. You have made a huge impression on my mom and her life would not have been the same without this Maynard Dixon Workshop and the time spent with you in the desert. She feels vital and appreciated and is inspired to start painting again, thanks to you. This was the best present for me—seeing her happy!!”

Carole Lintner, OR

“I have taken many workshops – this was the best. I learned so much – I can be an artist after all.”

Pati Pierce

“This workshop is informative, challenging, and encouraging. I left the workshop encouraged and motivated to keep picking up that brush & painting knife, with the desire to continue to push myself and grow as an artist. That is priceless! Thanks Daryl!”  

Pepi Monair, Bluffton SC

“Daryl’s workshop was very informative and fun. I enjoyed watching his painting demonstration and learned new techniques with painting knives.”

Lu Anna Klote

“Daryl has a nice, gentle way to make excellent constructive suggestions to improve your painting. I had never used the approaches he has taught and what a difference they make.”  

Just Off My Easle

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Wild Wild West Indiginous Warrior w
Wild Wild West America w
My Red Blanket w
Border Crossing The Gates of Hell w
Gullah Prisoner of Land Developers w
The Faceless Children of War w 1
Our Culture Police Shot and Killed w
IPhone Cowboy w
Portrait Billy The Kid w
Bronco Cowboy in Motion w
Wild Wild West Earth Wind Fire Water and Akash w 5
Wild Wild West Morning Roundup w 1
Wild Wild West Desert Heat w 1
Wild Wild West A New Adventure w
Wild Wild West Wakan Tanka w 1
Wild Wild West Longhorn Stampede w 1
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Wild Wild West Monument Presence w
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The contemporary evolution of my paintings developed over years of experimentation in my personal laboratory on canvases.Every mark I develop touches the canvas with energetic motion and energy to fully express all the qualities of the paint. I want the mark to animate as if watching a motion picture. Rich, thin, and thick colors are applied with a painting knife, brush, and fingertip to gesture the movement of the three-dimensional form, emphasizing very hard and soft edges to gain a heightened experience of form and space.

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Gullah: Prisoner of Land Developers

Gullah: Prisoner of Land Developers

Some stories are simply tragic. She battled all her life, as if destiny had it out for her. Painting every muscle and bone, I could sense the complexity of her journey. The features spoke volumes. Some individuals, even land developers, covet what isn’t rightfully theirs. Farewell, Josephine Wright. Though we never truly crossed paths, you possessed the grace to endure… Allow me to expound on the painting’s symbolism and the intricate narrative it portrays: Her scars and visible fractures depict the hardships she endured. The orange fence represents Josephine’s confinement. The withered plant in the foreground symbolizes her passing. The hand grasping the post signifies her triumphant spirit, akin to Moses leading his followers through the Red Sea. Finally, the yellow flower represents hope and the cycle of life arising from the ashes of death.

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One-on-one creative artist coaching

I wanted to offer this to my artist's Facebook friends. It has been benefiting many of your fellow artists. One-on-one creative artist coaching  Please see the rotating text above for some ideas on what I may coach on. It is always expanding to artist needs. We can...

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