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2014: The Year of Living Radiantly

My resolution this year is inspired by the Pantone color of the year and very much ties both my personal and art life together.  Never before has a single word encapsulated my state of mind and described so perfectly the wishes for my health, my disposition and my art.  2014 is all about living, being and becoming radiant.  It is a word of positivity and energy–radiating from the inside–that goes beyond the physical.  And, I’m using its essence to inspire me to broaden my palette and use color in a whole new way.

My method of painting is to layer transparent colors in an effort to trap light and create depth.  However, I’ve become dependent on a set palette of paints to do this–in effect limiting my use of the wide range of pigments available to me as a painter.  The series I’ve defined for myself this year are an effort to break through to using a more “radiant” palette but yet retain what is important to me–creating a contemplative space for the viewer.

Here is the first painting of the new year, titled Being Radiant, 48 x 48 inches, oil on canvas.  It was inspired by the intention to illuminate and inspire.


ra·di·ant



adjective

adjective: radiant



1.



sending out light; shining or glowing brightly.

“a bird with radiant green and red plumage”

synonyms:shiningbright, illuminated, brilliant, gleaming, glowingablaze,luminous, luminescent, lustrousincandescentdazzling, shimmering,resplendent



archaicsplendent

“the radiant moon”


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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.