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Capturing Radiant Light in Your Paintings in Oil or Acrylic

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Thursday, April 11 – Sunday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members: $650 | Non-Members: $700

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Photo Courtesy of Artist: Michael Story, Plum Descent, oil on panel © 2023

Master your ability to capture radiance in your paintings and join South Carolina artist Michael Story for this four-day landscape painting workshop. Michael will explain and demonstrate the fundamentals of building radiant color by applying complementary and analogous color combinations. Color charts and simple exercises will be made easy and can be kept for future color reference after the class is completed. We will use effective underpainting and layering of color in trees, grasses, sky and water to create interest and authenticity in our subject matter. The workshop begins with an I-Pad step-by-step presentation showing a progression of Michael’s painting techniques from start to finish. Students begin their paintings with an initial charcoal drawing, followed by a color wash applied over the image. Starting with rich shadow colors, you’ll begin blocking in your painting, then progressing dark to light to completion. Building final layers of color and avoiding muddy mixtures, you’ll achieve fresh, bright, radiant color while capturing depth and drama to your work. For more information, visit michaelstory.com.

Michael Story earned a BFA in Fine Art from the University of South Carolina in 1975. He later traveled to New York, studying pastel and oil painting under internationally know artist, Daniel Greene. Today, Story is an award-winning artist and member of Oil Painters of America and the Southeastern Pastel Society. He guest lectures, juries art shows and regularly teaches oil, acrylic and pastel painting throughout the United States. He has conducted workshops at such prestigious art centers as Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, AL, Hudson River Valley Workshops in Greenville, NY, John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, Winslow Art Center in Bainbridge Island, WA, Art of the Carolina’s in Raleigh, NC, Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, WI, and Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, FL. Students also travel from around the country to attend his two-day painting classes in his Lexington, SC studio. Story has work showcased in the Bush Presidential Library in Houston, Texas, and his paintings have been reproduced by major publishers such as Canadian Art Prints of British Columbia and distributed worldwide.

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