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A Painting and a Poem for a Windy Day

Today’s wind (and an amusement like ride on the Whatcom Chief to Lummi Island as the first car on the ferry) reminded me of the day I worked on this painting. I was in a temporary studio on the second floor and the wind was whirling around me outside the windows. I imagined the way the water would spray at sea and thought, of course, of Turner. This painting is home with me, waiting for an exhibit.

You who let yourselves feel: enter the breathing that is more than your own. Let it brush your cheeks as it divides and rejoins behind you.

Blessed ones, whole ones, you where the heart begins: You are the bow that shoots the arrows and you are the target.

Fear not the pain. Let its weight fall back into the earth; for heavy are the mountains, heavy the seas.

The trees you planted in childhood have grown too heavy. You cannot bring them along. Give yourselves to the air, to what you cannot hold. Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus

#paintingandpoetry #SeaPainting #Turner

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      SHARON KINGSTON STUDIO

      203 PROSPECT ST

      Bellingham WA  98225

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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.