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Evening Love Song


This painting is my second experiment with this image of two clouds (the first being Ornamental Clouds, 48 x 48 in).  The more time I spent with the words associated with the image, the more I wanted to deepen the painting.  There are successes in both, I believe.  I like the square format on the first painting and I like the warm richness of the clouds on this one.  There are technical differences that don’t necessarily present themselves to the viewer, but I get the learning that resulted from doing it over.  The same subject gives me the chance to explore and grow.  I thought a lot about my parents–who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this Spring, while painting this.  Something about mature and lasting love that keeps creeping in on this image.

Here are the words by Rilke.

Evening Love Song


Ornamental clouds compose an evening love song; a road leaves evasively. The new moon begins

a new chapter of our nights, of those frail nights we stretch out and which mingle with these black horizontals.

Rainer Maria Rilke

#cloudpainting #eveninglovesong #rilkepoetry

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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.