Terry Miura • Studio Notes


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Upcoming Workshops!




I have some exciting workshops coming up! The first one is just around the corner, and it's all about the atmospheric perspective. Ever wondered how some landscapes seem to be filled with evocative atmosphere? Master atmospheric perspective and introduce more mood and a sense of distance into your landscape paintings!

The Atmospheric Landscape
A Two-Day Workshop with Terry Miura

January 25 - 26, 2014
Tuition: $295

The School of Light and Color
Fair Oaks, CA

This two day workshop takes a closer look at one of landscape painter's greatest tools: the atmospheric perspective.

Depiction of atmosphere in a painting is crucial to building a believable environment. It creates a sense of vast depth, helps to simplify distant backgrounds, harmonizes color, and can create compelling and evocative moods.

Understanding the mechanics of atmospheric perspective will give the artist a powerful tool to better design a painting to communicate what the artist feels about a scene, and not merely copying it.

Take your art to the next level by mastering atmospheric perspective! After all, as Rembrandt so eloquently said, "Without atmosphere, a painting is nothing!"

The workshop will include in-studio demos and exercises, and plein air studies if the weather is favorable.

Some painting experiences is highly recommended.

To sign up for this workshop, please contact Debbie at The School of Light and Color.

Phone: (916) 977-7517
email: sarback@lightandcolor.com





And then in February, I am going to do the repeat of the Structure of the Human Head workshop. This is not a "portrait" workshop. Rather, we look at something more fundamental - a way to see, analyze, understand, and draw and paint the structure underneath the surface.

An experienced portrait artist will tell you that capturing a likeness of a person is more about depicting the character of the structure correctly, than about copying features. If you want to paint portraiture, you'd better know how the human head is put together!

I'll show you my method of drawing and painting a human head, which is loosely based on Frank Reilly's and Andrew Loomis' methods, plus some other tidbits I picked up over the years.




The Structure of the Human Head
A Three-Day Workshop with Terry Miura

February 7 - 9, 2014
Tuition: $395

The School of Light and Color
Fair Oaks, CA

In this three-day drawing and painting workshop, we will study the basic and not-so-basic construct of the human head.

From proportions to planes, the focus is on gaining a practical understanding of how the head is put together, so that we may apply this knowledge to draw and paint the head logically and with greater confidence.

It's not about tediously copying features, but analyzing and visualizing the fundamental structure underneath. We'll show you how!

Some drawing and painting experience is highly recommended.

To sign up for this workshop, please contact Debbie at The School of Light and Color.

Phone: (916) 977-7517
email: sarback@lightandcolor.com


Both workshops are filling up, and there are only a few spots left - if you would like to join us, don't wait! Call now!





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