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Interpretations of Ireland- art show at Irish Cultural Center March 15-17, 2019

Watercolor Paintings by Kristi Johnston

FREE EVENT

March 15, 2019 Opening Reception 6:00 pm-10 pm
March 16, 2019 9:30am-8 pm
March 17, 2019 11 am- 8 pm
**Live music, dancing all weekend! Food available for purchase at select times.

From Dublin to county Monaghan and Sligo to county Meath, these 24 vivid paintings convey the uniqueness of this island through Johnston’s favorite subjects of texture, color, and contrast. These paintings depict the beauty of Ireland through stonework, countryside, and sea while celebrating the renowned 40 shades of green. Rich in detail, these paintings will take you along on her recent journey through the back roads and byways of this land.
See the images and read about the inspiration for each piece here: https://holistichealingandart.com/archives/4228 and in the previous 3 blog posts.

Interpretations of Ireland- art show at Irish Cultural Center March 15-17, 2019

Watercolor Paintings by Kristi Johnston

FREE EVENT

March 15, 2019 Opening Reception 6:00 pm-10 pm
March 16, 2019 9:30am-8 pm
March 17, 2019 11 am- 8 pm
**Live music, dancing all weekend! Food available for purchase at select times.

From Dublin to county Monaghan and Sligo to county Meath, these 24 vivid paintings convey the uniqueness of this island through Johnston’s favorite subjects of texture, color, and contrast. These paintings depict the beauty of Ireland through stonework, countryside, and sea while celebrating the renowned 40 shades of green. Rich in detail, these paintings will take you along on her recent journey through the back roads and byways of this land.
See the images and read about the inspiration for each piece here: https://holistichealingandart.com/archives/4228 and in the previous 3 blog posts.

Interpretations of Ireland- art show at Irish Cultural Center March 15-17, 2019

Watercolor Paintings by Kristi Johnston

FREE EVENT

March 15, 2019 Opening Reception 6:00 pm-10 pm
March 16, 2019 9:30am-8 pm
March 17, 2019 11 am- 8 pm
**Live music, dancing all weekend! Food available for purchase at select times.

From Dublin to county Monaghan and Sligo to county Meath, these 24 vivid paintings convey the uniqueness of this island through Johnston’s favorite subjects of texture, color, and contrast. These paintings depict the beauty of Ireland through stonework, countryside, and sea while celebrating the renowned 40 shades of green. Rich in detail, these paintings will take you along on her recent journey through the back roads and byways of this land.
See the images and read about the inspiration for each piece here: https://holistichealingandart.com/archives/4228 and in the previous 3 blog posts.

Interpretations of Ireland- art show at Irish Cultural Center March 15-17, 2019

Watercolor Paintings by Kristi Johnston

FREE EVENT

March 15, 2019 Opening Reception 6:00 pm-10 pm
March 16, 2019 9:30am-8 pm
March 17, 2019 11 am- 8 pm
**Live music, dancing all weekend! Food available for purchase at select times.

From Dublin to county Monaghan and Sligo to county Meath, these 24 vivid paintings convey the uniqueness of this island through Johnston’s favorite subjects of texture, color, and contrast. These paintings depict the beauty of Ireland through stonework, countryside, and sea while celebrating the renowned 40 shades of green. Rich in detail, these paintings will take you along on her recent journey through the back roads and byways of this land.
See the images and read about the inspiration for each piece here: https://holistichealingandart.com/archives/4228 and in the previous 3 blog posts.

Interpretations of Ireland, a watercolor exhibit

Watercolor Paintings of Ireland by Kristi Johnston

Free Art Exhibit
Hosted at The Joseph Martin Jr. Institute for Law and Society
Light Refreshments will be provided.

March 13, 2019 from 12pm-2pm and 5pm -7pm

From Dublin to county Monaghan and Sligo to county Meath, these 24 vivid paintings convey the uniqueness of this island through Johnston’s favorite subjects of texture, color, and contrast. These paintings depict the beauty of Ireland through stonework, countryside, and sea while celebrating the renowned 40 shades of green. Rich in detail, these paintings will take you along on her recent journey through the back roads and byways of this land.
See the images and read about the inspiration for each piece here: https://holistichealingandart.com/archives/4228 and in the previous 3 posts.

#C14 on Campus Map. Parking first building on the left as you enter by the main campus road. Handicapped parking, take Hurley Way to Shields Science Center Lot.

Last Ireland Paintings in this Series

Although these 7 paintings complete the 24 piece series I set out to do for my solo shows in March, I don’t feel like I have said, artistically, all I want to say about my trip to Ireland. I feel inspired to paint a few in a looser style and at least a few with pen and ink. I considered doing that with a few of these, but opted to show my typical style throughout the series with lots of detail, high contrast, great texture and rich color. So- stay tuned for another show in late spring. Details about the two venues to see this series in person- and perhaps choose one to enjoy in your space everyday- are at the end of this post. I hope you can join me!

Oh how I love the ocean! The crisp shadows on the rocks and the contrast of the warm sand with the cool mountains and sea were irresistible. The Atlantic is so fierce there. Strandhill Beach, County Sligo. 20″ x 16″ framed $375

This view captured a fantastic crashing wave and the iconic Ben Bulben mountain. I enjoyed creating the softer shadows as the rocks curve towards the sun. Ben Bulben from Strandhill, County Sligo. 20″ x 16″ framed. $375

I began with a lovely stone building from Glenfarne and then added elements from our drive through that area that appealed to me. Almost Autumn, County Leitrim. 11″ x 14″ framed $265

My favorite things: rich color, striking contrast, diagonal lines, interesting textures. What fun I had enhancing the photo from the day! Green and Gold, Mullaghmore Inlet, County Sligo. 16″ x 12″ framed. $285

So much texture and intense color here, it begged to be painted! Gorgeous geraniums and cascading petunias soften the hard stone and brick. Rocks and Blooms, Aghaboy, County Monaghan. 11″ x 14″ framed. $265

This is one of the first scenes I painted. Here I explore it from a different perspective and slightly larger. I loved building up the texture in all of these elements. Weathered Beauty 2, Aghaboy, County Monaghan. 14″ x 11″ framed. $265

Another scene I couldn’t help doing twice. For the last painting in the series, I picked these great stone buildings with the warm glow of the setting sun. Afternoon Glow, Emyvale, County Monaghan. 12″ x 12″ framed $265

To see the full collection live, I hope you’ll join me at one of these venues: March 13 at Stonehill College or March 15-17 at The Irish Cultural Center in Canton, MA Both events are free and for those dates only. Paintings may be purchased prior to the shows, but must be available for display at the shows.

Continuing the Artistic Irish Journey

I have happily continued to be inspired by my Ireland photos. I have finished the 24 paintings I planned for this series. Below are 7, the rest will follow tomorrow!

I had to do at least one painting of Ben Bulben, which is iconic in County Sligo. The dark almost vertical marks on the side of this mountain are deep crevasses that people hike. Eek! This one is sold.

This is one of those sweet little scenes that was so common to see along my journeys around central Ireland. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a stone wall and all of that lovely dappled sunlight! Autumn Harvest, Aghaboy, County Monaghan. 13″ x 12″ framed, $245

Don’t you just want to knock on that gorgeous blue door? I thought this lovely home was very inviting with its meandering drive flanked by stone walls. The autumn colors and shadows made it impossible not to paint. Irish Welcome, Clones, County Monaghan. 12″ x 16″ framed, $260

This sturdy stone building in Northern Ireland was clearly built to withstand the fierce winds of the region! A lovely purple clematis had taken up residence and the texture and color drew me right in. Enniskillen Stone, County Fermanagh. 14″ x 11″ framed $265

Its a bit funny to think of islands within islands, but here you are! This is Lough Erne and Boa Island. I loved the contrast between the lush greens and the dark water. Boa Island, County Fermanagh. 12″ x 10″ framed $245

On our way into Newgrange, we spotted these thirsty cows surrounded by all of those wonderfully textured greens. This was one of the scenes I couldn’t wait to paint! Bru na Boinne (forgive the lack of fada) Newgrange, County Meath. 20″ x 16″ framed $375

Purplish clouds against yellow leaves and golden grasses compelled me to paint them. The sturdy building graced by a hardy red rose seem to have withstood untold trials, yet here they are in all their splendor. She Persisted, Blacklion, County Cavan. 12″ x 12″ framed $255

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