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A Painting and a Poem for Today

We may yearn to come to rest in some small piece of pure humanity a strip of orchard between river and rock But our heart is too vast to be contained there. We can no longer seek it in a place.

from the Second Duino Elegy Rainer Maria Rilke

I’ve given myself permission this month to paint real places.  To paint from a photograph.  To take a rest from the imagined spaces and find a strip of orchard to rest.  No challenges except to just paint and be content with what is happening on the canvas.  This is a time of transition for me and I think that I need to enter into a safe place and take some of the anxiety out of the process.  And to just enjoy my new space and the wonderful light and see where it all leads me. Not to be contained for long, though.  I’m working some things out in my imagination.

This is a view from above looking out.  Lots of interesting things going on under the surface.  Still evolving, but I love so much the sentiment of the poem with the painting that I wanted to post it today.

#paintingandpoetry #readingrilke

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    SHARON KINGSTON

     

     

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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.