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Developing a Plein Air Painting – Marine Outlet, Richmond Indiana

In developing a plein air painting you have many varied options. I choose the path of developing the plein air sketch with as much passion as I could master along with being sensitive to observed color and the visual lost and found edges that disappeared into the shadow regions. The study was completed in Richmond Indiana.

Having a second attempt back in my studio, The Creative Underground, I was able to continue my path. Things I found important where to lessen any obvious drawing problems. Provide more space around the image for proper framing. Keep the gusto of the paint application similar to the study. Add a figure to provide a Marine Outlet mechanic while hosting that beautiful orange segment and texture towards the middle of the canvas.

When you enlarge a painting from 9 x 12 to 18 x 24 you can see that the texture is not as obvious in the larger final as it was in the smaller study. I could have kept this more similar by using a larger painting knife but chose instead to focus on texture detailing in the painting.

I loved the curved rusted shapes of the building and its design contrasting the old car that seemed to be parked beside the building and resting for a long time. These lost but not forgotten items once a big part of our lives seem to always catch my interest.

Then how much did I really need to say to depict this situation in the final painting? I chose to leave out absolutely as much detailed information as I could. Including only what was itself necessary in telling the story. You can see by the car and the man that so much was left out upon studying and what where the essentials to tell the story. Even a rough swoosh of paint to represent an arm and hand for the gentleman.

Marine Outlet Study on location (plein air)

Marine Outlet Study, 12 x 9, oil on panel

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Updated Web Gallery of Daryl Urig’s Paintings

I have just updated my Gallery with some of my latest Paintings. It is a better view and representation of my paintings. Please visit here: http://darylurig.com/store.html … // Powered by Cincopa <a href=’http://www.cincopa.com/video-hosting’>Video Hosting for Business</a> solution.

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Save this Date on Your Calendar – September 5, 2015!

I was able to see many artists this past weekend in Richmond Indiana for the IPAP, OPAS & RAM paint out. I was surprised how close Richmond is to Springdale Ohio. We had nice weather and a wonderful time painting and talking with other painters. Many mentioned to me to count them in for the [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

What is happening at the Creative Underground?

YouTube Painter Interviews • Workshops • Plein Air Event • Gallery Exhibition Recent Interviews by Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground YouTube Channel What is a Painting? Live Talk with Daryl Urig – Shades of Summer 2015 Plein Air Event, June 26, 2015 The Cape Cod School of Art – What is Impressionist color? Live Interview with Carolyn Biggio, June 24, [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

In art as in life there is a need for a new perspective on learning

Learning is a gift we sometimes overlook. To take a fresh perspective on learning, try teaching someone something. When they get it you will quickly see the amazement and appreciation upon their face. Like a young child we learn about the beauty of creation. Noticing for the first time a birds’ distinctive chirp or a [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Comparing Two Paintings “Get Away” to “Back Staircase”

The painting above, “Get Away” has some of the same intrigue as a painting I painted about a year ago, below, but with some notable differences. With “Get Away” besides the more illuminating color there is a decidedly difference in edge treatment. Using the softer edges or lost edges against a very dominant hard edge. [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

WGUC Radio Lost Interview with Daryl Urig 2009 one Man Show at Middletown Art Center

I found the lost interview by WGUC Radio of Cincinnati had tapped just before my One Man Show at The Middletown Art Center back in 2009. Looking back this was a difficult time for me personally, but that did not stop me from painting. You may say it even accelerated it. Listen and hear about [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Daryl Urig Receives 2015 Duveneck Award – Behringer-Crawford Museum Collection

This past weekend Daryl Urig was presented the Duveneck Award in the 46th Annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show in Covington Kentucky.  Urig’s painting, “Cincinnati View of Ohio River”, 10” x 72”, found its new home with the permanent collection of the Behringer-Crawford Museum, located at 1600 Montague Road, in Devou Park, Covington, Kentucky. Frank Duveneck [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Sneak Peak- Online Gallery

Take a sneak peek at a few of the Creative Underground Gallery Grand Opening paintings.  CLICK HERE More information on the May 1st, 2015 Gallery Grand Opening PLEASE CLICK HERE        

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Gallery Grand Opening Reception on Friday, May 1st, 2015, from 6 to 8pm

The Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground has been bringing you live and recorded broadcasts of painters interviewing painters with our Think Tank YouTube Channel. Launched our artist-mentoring program and now the Gallery Grand Opening Reception on Friday, May 1st, 2015, from 6 to 8pm. The Gallery show exhibits Paintings of Nautical Beach and SeaScapes paintings of [...]