Recent News

Back to painting and building at the Creative Underground Studio.

Gave myself time to complete my desk. Enjoy the metal theme used throughout the gallery. Had fun building the desk as I did building the gallery. Hope you will give me a call and drop in for a visit, now that it is finally completed.

Played with the Happy Grandpa painting I showed earlier in a previous post. It seemed to lack some of the emotion and spark I originally intended for the painting. I wanted the yellow flower she was reaching for to be more apparent but not so polarizing being close to the center of the canvas.

Still concentrating on softening some edges and sharpening other edges in the painting. The colors seemed a little dark, so I lightened them up with blues, blue-greens and blue-purples hues to compliment the yellow. Yellow paintings seem to be a draw for me. Yellow I find to be the most complicated color to paint with. It really needs to be managed well. This revision seemed to match my original intent for the painting.



Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

I loved my Grandpa – The Paint Brush vs. the Painting Knife

I have such fond memories of my grandpa. He died young when I was either 7 or 8 years old. He was what I wanted to be when I grew up. He loved children. As a child that felt wonderful. Though my father embodied this statement as well, he did not spend time with me [...]

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:16

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 [...]

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: … // Powered by Cincopa <a href=’’>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 [...]