BLUE MUSINGs

What is Poetry? Part 2

By Jeffrey Thomson

The light
that points
the way

in the fog.
The light
in the fog

that thickens
and reveals
the fog’s

cold breath.
The fog
as well.

This group of paintings uses blue-as-subject -poetry explored through abstraction; an unhurried meditation on bits of landscape and air (John Ashbery on Joan Mitchell) and the pulling my own stoop-shouldered kind of blues across paper (Carl Phillips in his poem blue).  I'm looking to Joan Mitchell's painting vocabulary as inspiration, particularly her cool end of the spectrum paintings married with all the poets I've ever loved and their blue words.

I will be working on these blue musings paper paintings throughout the month of June and adding to this gallery as I complete them.  Check back often to see what's new.

    SHARON KINGSTON

     

     

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      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.