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Sneak Peak at the Studio – Creative Underground

 

I hope you had fun with my intro movie about my new studio as I did. If you look closely you can get a sneak peak of the studio. Just trying to figure out the best way to design the space is a challenge. The space will require a sitting area for demonstrations and talks. Walls to display new thinking. People always enjoy gathering around food and sharing thoughts so I will need a kitchen area. A think tank discussion area for people to meet with a few bistros tables and chairs would be nice. Good work space for artists with controlled lighting.

I am still working through this but these are a few of my thoughts. I would like a location that respects the artist and their use of time. Providing genuine instruction verses hearsay and scuttlebutt concepts. No smoke and mirrors, just honest talk that will motivate thoughtful penetrating critiques, great thinking with a plan to the finished product.

What would you like to see? What would help you most?

 

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Daryl Urig’s Creative Underground Studio

The Creative Underground is my new studio space in Springdale Ohio. A place of artistic inspiration for artists and associates to come and get the imaginative juices flowing. Share fresh ideas in painting, with eco-friendly materials along with a structure of responsible decision-making. It is my working studio where I will be able to instruct [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Roles of Light and Shadow – October 2014 Issue Leisure Painter Magazine

See my latest article in the October issue of Leisure Painter. It is about understanding the Roles of Light and Shadow. You may link to it here: http://www.painters-online.co.uk/Magazines/Leisure-Painter/October-2014/Issue/_is264 I hope this gets the creative energies flowing… with some organized structure. This may seem like a formula but knowing what to look for when you are [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

My New Studio Space

These two paintings will be on display at my new Gallery/Studio! I am So excited.                                                                       My current home studio space [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Exploring the figure

I have been exploring the figure in my last few paintings. Definitely I am not attempting to have one painting style. Instead an exploratory of abstraction, conceptual, opposites, exploring new concepts in rhythm and motion while developing dexterity with the painting knife. Prismatic Nude, 18 x 24 inches, gave me the opportunity to juxtapose two [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

How can I stretch time when plein air painting?

I have been painting Plein air and studio during my trip to the Carolinas. Plein air studies provide me an opportunity to study the affect of light, with the challenge of how to represent the light on my panel within a limited time frame. There are definitely many challenges for the plein air painter. I [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

I enjoy the slick surface of primed panel over gesso panels for plein air painting

I enjoy the slick surface of primed panel over gesso panels for plein air painting

Primed panels are much less resistant to my painting knife and allow it to glide over the surface of the painting. Gesso creates more of a dry absorbent surface to paint on. I can make just under 40, 9 x 12 inch panels from a 4 x 8 foot 1/8 inch thick piece of Masonite [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Augusta Art Guild Paint Out this past weekend, in Augusta Kentucky was the place to be

The American Queen Steamboat docked this past weekend for a picturesque time period presentation on the Ohio River. What a joy to paint. I do love boats and water. No one would have thought that this majestic Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, would have a broken paddlewheel axil shaft that would delay its journey. [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

Thank you, Loveland Arts Council and the Shades of Summer 2014 Plein Air Paint

It is always a humbling honor when other painters pick your painting to be best of show. I just did not know what to say. Thank you Loveland Arts Council and the Shades of Summer 2014 Plein Air Paint Out for selecting me. There are a lot of scenes that just will not work in [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

T.C. Steele Boyhood Home – Paint Out

It was a nice opportunity to paint at the boyhood home of T.C. Steele. Theodore Clement Steele (September 11, 1847 – July 24, 1926) was an American Impressionist painter known for his Indiana landscapes. Steele was an innovator and leader in American Midwest painting and is considered to be the most important of Indiana’s Hoosier [...]