Trish McKinney - Ohio


One day class, Monday, October 1


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Medium: Mixed Media – acrylics

 Skill Level: 1

Description:  Metamorphosis is the process of transformation – a transition from one form into another – a dramatic evolving of something from a simple to a more complex form.  As an artist, it is a goal to always be striving for the next level of understanding and to continually evolve.  This workshop will intertwine bold layers of color, dynamic shapes, and rhythmic patterns to create an emotional connection, a new way of looking at a subject, and a new way of painting.  Students will have the choice to choose compositions with either a simple still life or a more complex portrait. Through this process they will learn powerful design concepts, color value, the importance of color play, and the need for a strong composition.  All of this will combine to transform each student’s ideas about design, color and composition!  

Bio: Trish McKinney, is a nationally recognized artist that enjoys telling a story through her paintings and knows her life mission is “to inspire”. She is especially intrigued with documenting moments in the human condition through the vehicle of mixed watermedia. As a colorist, Trish loves to play with color and enjoys using words as textural components - hidden, uplifting personal messages that invite the viewer come closer. Her paintings focus on layers of understanding and patterns of meaning where she compels you to take a closer look and think deeper. Trish specializes in thought-provoking figurative paintings, dramatic landscapes, nature-inspired abstracts and bold florals. Regardless of the subject matter, Trish takes immense pleasure in telling a unique story – a story that proves both compelling and uplifting.

Trish has won numerous awards in several national juried shows and is a Signature Member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been published in magazines and books and she is a published author and illustrator. She enjoys sharing her love of watercolor, collage, acrylics, and more. Trish especially loves teaching abroad and has facilitated and taught in Greece, Croatia, Italy, France, - some multiple times - and soon to be - Spain! 

Products used: Golden Paints, StencilGirl Products Stencils, Ampersand Aquabord

Tools: just the basics - favorite brushes, paper towels, water bucket, & small water bottle (but I will supply most of this if need be)