alla prima

alla prima is the process of painting wet into wet. my standard practice is very far from this--a slow layering of colors with drying time in between each layer.  however, I've discovered that when working on paper, the change in absorbency allows me to layer in a more direct way.  These paintings are done all in one sitting.  I'm not going back to futz with them when they are dry, they are what they are in their spontaneous and natural way.

 

none of my works on paper are framed--mostly because I'm an artist not a framer.  If I show a painting frame it is for illustration only--it is not sold that way.  I ship a lot of work and don't wish to be liable for what can happen with a frame and glass, sorry.  there are many affordable sources for frames online or your local framer is a great go to. 

    SHARON KINGSTON

     

     

    studio/gallery

    open by appointment

    please call / text

    360-739-2474 or

    email sharonkingston@me.com

    ALL SALES FINAL.

    NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES ON ORIGINAL PAINTINGS or FINE ART PRINTS and FRAMES.

    If item is damaged in transit, it will be replaced with a painting of similar style and value.

      SHARON KINGSTON STUDIO

      203 PROSPECT ST

      Bellingham WA  98225

      my studio is open by masked appointment

      please send me a text with the
      day and time you'd like to come by.
      360-7392474

      Sharon Kingston is a Northwest WA oil painter who uses the properties of her medium to create paintings that respond to both the atmosphere of her surroundings and poetry. This method of looking inward and outward and, in the moments of painting, finding her way on the canvas is her approach to creating paintings infused with poetry and the memory of landscape. The atmospheric element of her work is a testament to her desire to create spaces that are undefined, contemplative and allow room to reflect and accept uncertainty. Poetry, by nature open ended, is used both in the conceptualization of the work and as a part of the studio practice. The words of Rainer Rilke have informed Sharon’s work for many years, but she also turns to contemporary poetry when it resonates with her life. She uses layers of transparent color, reveals forms by concealing and unearthing pentimenti and suggests elements of landscape in her process.