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Hobe Sound Fine Arts League Offers Special Workshop With Internationally Renowned Artist, Michael Story

The Hobe Sound Arts League is offering a special 3 day workshop with internationally renowned artist, Michael Story.  “Coastal Landscape: Mastering the Light in Oil or Acrylic” will enhance your skills to master landscape paintings with striking imagery and subtle details that will make your artwork stand out.  The Workshop takes place February 22 – 24th.  The DEADLINE to Register is February 9th!  This is open to non-members and the general public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is another artist networking opportunity we hope you will take advantage of!


Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
8879 SE Bridge Road   Hobe Sound, FL 33455


3 Day Workshop

M I C H A E L     S T O R Y

The Coastal Landscape:

Mastering the Light in Oil or Acrylic”


Thursday thru Saturday, February 22-24

9:30 am- 4:30 pm

Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
8879 SE Bridge Road   Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Cost is $350 

Registration deadline is Feb 9th



Coastal Landscape by Michael Story


Master your landscape painting and join Michael for this 3-day workshop as we use the sky and water as a dramatic design element in our painting’s composition. The workshop begins with an I-Pad step-by-step presentation showing a progression of Michael’s painting techniques from start to finish. You’ll begin your painting with an initial charcoal drawing, followed by a color wash applied over the image.


“A Glimpse of Sedona” by Michael Story


Starting with 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 color while capturing depth, drama and mood to your work.


“Field of Aspens” by Michael Story



Michael Story earned a BFA in Fine Art from the University of South Carolina in 1976. He later traveled to New York, studying pastel and oil painting under internationally know artist, Daniel Greene. Today, Michael Story is an award-
winning artist who regularly teaches pastel and oil painting, guest lectures, and juries art shows. His client list of private buyers and corporate collectors continues to grow, including the Marriott Corporation, Progressive Energy of
Florida, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, Holiday Inn, Fluor Corporation, Erving Texas, and Walt Disney World. Story has work showcased in the Bush Presidential Library in Houston. His paintings have been reproduced by major publishers such as Canadian Art Prints of British Columbia and distributed worldwide.



Click here for oil supply list\

Click here to view Michael’s step-by-step painting process




To sign up, or for more information, call or email:

Linda Hirvonen

 772-291-3041 (cell)
772-546-2946 (studio)



About the Hobe Sound Arts League:

Our mission is to foster, assist, and encourage creative fine arts. Our membership is made up, not only of the exhibiting professional and amateur artists, but of those who appreciate art and the league’s endeavors.

Location:    The Market Place at Hobe Sound (between WinnDixie and Scooter’s restaurant)

8879 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Call  772.546.2946. Email:

Demonstrations by local well known artists at each meeting, follow-up workshops, weekly art classes in drawing, colored pencils, water colors, oils and acrylics. Call gallery for more information.





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