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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 flower that resonates its’ scent. We understand the simple things of life are beautiful and thought provoking.

When we stop learning or being the student of life, we stop moving forward and stagnate. Then life seems less interesting, more conflicted and even hypocritical because we have lost our vision to discover new ideas and fresh approaches.

If we think we have all the answers and need no one else to enlighten us, or are so self sufficient that we can answer any question we may have just fooled our self. When we think we know it all we begin shutting out new life or answers and direction.

Life is constantly changing as our physical bodies, emotions and perceptions do. What we may have thought as a constant truth years ago today may change. If we are open to new understanding today we may see that what once may have served us well is not sufficient any longer in today’s world.

So learn something new. Acknowledge your humble inexperience and begin to open up your life again. It will exhilarate your life and those around you.

I have spent a lifetime uncovering and exploring what fine art painting means to me. Many teachers and experiences have guided my path.  What I am offering you is the opportunity to learn, learn, and learn.

You have an opportunity to learn on July 6, 7 and 8, 2015 or September 7, 8 and 9, 2015 the Art of Painting in my studio, Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground in Springdale Ohio.

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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 [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

“The First Brush of Spring” paint out in New Harmony Indiana

“The First Brush of Spring” paint out in New Harmony Indiana this past week was a great artist retreat. I was able to paint, meet up with old friends and make many new acquaintances. Thank you to all that participated and made this a meaningful time away. I enjoy taking one scene and exploring it [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Outdoor Painting for Everyone

I am always pleased when someone gets it. D. Nadanyi got it on her first attempt. When I wrote my book Plein Air Painting for Everyone, I meant EVERYONE! It is a simple approach for anyone wanting to paint outdoors. Being adequately prepared helps the painter to be confident and ready to paint. In my [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground: An Eagle’s Eye View: In and Out of Focus – Live Interview with Linda Fischer March 24, 2015

We had some fun talking with Linda Fischer. We discussed topics on abstraction and perspective that I am sure you never thought of before. Please watch the video below.

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Taking the Mystery Out of Abstraction

Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground is moving forward. Redefining the art of painting. Stimulating while entertaining creative events. Live Painting Demonstrations, Workshops, Think Tank Discussions and Artist Interviews to motivate the art of painting and design. With a supporting community that really understands the painter. We respect the painter and pursue painting with eco-friendly materials along [...]