kristi johnston ARTWORKS

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

children's classes- anyone interested in Sunday afternoons?

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am trying to put together a Sunday afternoon watercolor class for children ages 7 and up. Is there anyone interested in that? I am running a special deal - 5 classes for the cost of 4, and the children are invited to bring a friend to the last class. It is $68 and includes all the supplies. Beginners are welcome. It will be 3:30 pm to 5 pm from Jan. 22 -Feb. 19. Let me know at : or (508) 339-0855 if you would like to sign your child up!

This is my first experiment with pre-tinted watercolor paper. I like the glowing effect that the bare paper gives this piece. I called it "Boston Glow" Let me know what you think!
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Hurray! I finally grabbed the time to paint this image of the Boston Skyline. I titled it "Boston Glow". I love the color of the paper showing through and being the main color of the sun-lit side of the buildings. I used peach-tinted watercolor paper- my first time with that, and I think I will use it again. I like how it handles the paint, and the underlying glow is lovely and doesn't grey down the blues too much.
On another note, I had enough pottery to run another kiln load tonight, and I just emptied it yesterday, so that is good! This load had all of the pieces the women painted from Norton Women of Today when they came for an evening out.

I scheduled several appointments today to help children at local day-care centers to do hand and foot prints on plates for Mother's Day- it is so much fun to see the end result!

Overall, I feel I am moving forward with all of my marketing campaigns, and my painting too!