Sann Francisco

San Francisco, Pale Yellow Sky
Terry Miura
oil on linen

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Del Rio
Terry Miura
oil on linen



10 Strategies for Simplifying Cityscapes!
with Terry Miura

Visit Terry Miura's web site

July 12 - 14, 2019
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am to 4:00pm

If you’ve ever tried to paint cityscapes, you know it is extremely challenging. Drawing cars and buildings are difficult enough – after all, unlike trees and boulders, they are not so forgiving – but to recreate an environment that encompass many of these unforgiving objects, light, atmosphere, mood, unity, and harmony is an extremely complex task, to put it mildly.

So how does one do it? In this three-day workshop, Terry Miura will show you how to break down the complexities of painting the cityscape into ten smaller, manageable concepts, and will offer ways to simplify each. By investigating, understanding and gaining command of each of these concepts, and employing some or all of them in executing a painting, we can approach a complex cityscape painting with confidence and control.

The knowledge will not only allow you to tackle difficult city scenes without being overwhelmed, but it will serve you well in painting any subject matter, whether you’re painting figures, still lifes, or landscapes!

After graduating from Art Center College of Design in 1990, Terry Miura headed to New York City to pay his dues. He began his career as a freelance illustrator, creating imagery for such clients as Time, Newsweek, Rollingstone and Sports Illustrated, to name a few.?

In between illustration assignments he painted and exhibited cityscapes and continued his transition to becoming a full time painter after returning to the West Coast in 1996.?

Miura's evocative tonalist landscapes explore the relationship between memory, emotions and identity. "Although they're still very much representational," says Miura, "they're not about specific locations. Well, actually they are, but the locations are found in my and the viewer's memories. Not out there in the physical world."?

With atmosphere, mood and abstraction as driving characteristics of his work, Miura has more recently been revisiting the complexities of the cityscape as a major part of his repertoire. Urban Aria, his latest solo exhibition at Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco, illustrates his mastery in this genre.?

Emotion and abstraction carries over to his figurative works. It is in this genre that Miura finds most personal expression. "In painting the figure, I allow myself to get lost in the process and take more risks. Only by deconstructing the representational and the objective am I able to tap into the more subconscious, intuitive voice which for me is at once mysterious and authentic."

His works are represented by The Christopher Hill Gallery in St. Helena and Healdsburg, Sekula's Fine Art in Sacramento, Sloane Merrill Gallery in Boston, Holton Studio in Emeryville, and Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara.

This workshop is hosted by the Redwood Art Association
Class size limited to 15

Workshop Fee: $425 for current RAA members / $475 for non-members

Workshop fee includes a box lunch each day. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

You may pay your workshop fee and reserve your place in this special Terry Miura workshop with a credit card or your PayPal account. It is fast, easy and secure.

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You may also pay your workshop fee by sending a check for the full amount payable to the RAA to:

Redwood Art Association
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Eureka, CA 95501

Your workshop group will first meet at 9:00 on Friday, July 12 at the RAA Gallery and proceed from there.

Workshop Materials List: 10 Strategies for Simplifying Cityscapes!

If you have questions, would like more information or to specify your box lunch dietary requests, please email Claudia Lima.

Cancellation Refunds: Full refund of workshop fees will be made if you cancel your participation in the workshop 30 days or more before the start of the workshop. A 50% refund of fees will be made if you cancel within 7 to 30 days before start of the workshop. No refund will be made if you cancel within 7 days of start of the workshop, or if you do not show up or if you leave the workshop early for any reason.

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