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“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.

Urig Painting, rough sketch of Soap Lady in New Harmony IN

Grain Bins in Overcast Day #4, 9 x 12, oil on panel

Barn Exploration #1, 9 x 12, oil on panel

Barn Exploration #2, 9 x 12, oil on panel

Barn Exploration #3, 9 x 12, oil on panel

Barn Exploration #4, 9 x 12, oil on panel

I enjoy taking one scene and exploring it from all angles as I have with the Plein Air “Barn Exploration”. All paintings completed with a painting knife which provides a beautiful rich textured paint application. Please look for me my upcoming workshops on my website.

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 [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

C.W. Mundy reviews “Tips for a Contemporary Painter”, by Daryl Urig

What a pleasure to receive confirmation from such a masterful and accomplished painter as C. W. Mundy. You can read his candid remarks below. “Hey man, I read your book! It’s like an encyclopedia in understanding the nature of painting with very useful tips! Very easy to read with valuable insight! Congratulations on a fine [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Plien Air to Abstraction – Live Interview with Stuart Shils

Streamed Live on February 3, 2015, with the Creative Underground.  As a painter Stuart Shils has explored many avenues. While painting outdoors it changed his path as a painter. Seeing the abstract qualities and gestures of his paint seemed so much more powerful than an inventory list of details. Visit here for other plein air [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Getting ready for a plein air event

The Creative Underground brings helpful advice to the painter. This week we interview a plein air painter coming back from a plein air event. We discuss very practicle ways to get ready for a plein air event. What to remember, what to review and what you may experience. I hope this helps further your carrier [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

New Cubism? Woman in Relief

Cubism has always intrigued me, beginning in my youth. I loved Picasso and later to find out Braque where the major contributors to the moment. How could you not like Pablo Picasso he was so prolific as a painter. He seemed to have a very interesting life, and he was making it as a painter. [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Tips for a Contemporary Painter, Hardback Book, by Daryl Urig

My new hardback book “Tips for a Contemporary Painter” has just been published. The book outlines how we can develop a “Painters Code” to help rid our profession of myths and half-truths and promote good artistic thinking. It is the painters’ companion book. It delivers to any level of painter good practical advise, foundational insights, [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

I am very excited about my new book coming out early 2015.

  What Urig offers us in his book “Tips for the Contemporary Painter” is his version of artistic truths in painting. He has personally tested them all. He explains that we as artists need to set a good example. Developing a “Painters Code” will help rid our profession of myths and half-truths. Painters have an [...]