Fairborn Art Association’s November 5, 2013 meeting began with the presentation of a longevity membership award to Barbara Rich who has been a member for 44 years.  It was announced that the soup and art show was very successful, raising over $1300 for the backpack food program for local needy school children.  There is talk about of a second such event next year.  The annual members’ holiday sale has been announced for Saturdays and Sundays December 7, 8, 14, and 15.  Saturday hours are 10-4 and Sunday hours are 1-4.  The public is welcome to shop from the wide variety of handmade gift items at affordable prices.

After lovely refreshments, local artist Trish McKinney began a demonstration of a new technique she is working with that involves using layers of pattern in her paintings.  She achieves this by selecting two photos having some personal meaning.   Using two pieces of transfer paper and graphite paper she draws the image of one photo on top of the other on a full sheet of watercolor paper.  She begins with the image on the transfer paper so that she is able to use the image again easily.

She uses Dr. Martin colored ink and Golden high flow acrylic paint in thin applications as she slowly builds up the two superimposed images.  The results are a beautiful predominant image with an equally interesting secondary image.  The finished product is much richer and more meaningful than a more traditional representation.

—Submitted by Dora Lawson