kristi johnston ARTWORKS

Information about current watercolor classes in Mansfield,MA: Kristi Johnston ARTWORKS. Classes for both children and adults. Recent completed watercolors and my thoughts about pieces in progress.View more of my work or contact me at

Saturday, February 17, 2007

So many topics, so little time...

Hello there!
After the marsh paintings I moved on to skies, so check them out on my website at Then, I did a bunch of sailboats ( also miniature) at:

I have been working on pastel portraits of children, adults and pets, so that has kept me very busy. I discovered that using 300lb ( very heavy) watercolor paper and doing a light underpainting is a great base for pastel portraits. I had used some pastels on top of watercolors in the past, but never to this extent, and I was a bit concerned about obtaining the level of detail I wanted on the rough paper, but so far it is going very well. ( I will post the finished product next week)

I will be having surgery on my right shoulder in just over a week, so will most likely not post for a while, but wanted to catch you up on my latest endeavors. I hope to be back in the studio by March 6th, but will be in a sling ( so not painting) until about the 17th. Seems hard to imagine, but since I am having a bone graft in my clavicle, it will need time to heal. Yes, I am right handed- ugh!

I would love to hear your opinions about my new work and suggestions for new things. I will have new Fairy paintings up by Feb. 23rd. on my website, so check them out!

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