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Falling in Love

Although I’ve spent four sessions working on this painting, it is far from complete. For instance, the foreground is completely undeveloped.  But that doesn’t mean I’m not starting to fall in love with some areas.  I’ve been criticized by some for using too little paint.  My argument has always been that when one is working to trap color, light and nuance–too much paint is an enemy.  I’m all about preciousness with what’s going on underneath and keeping previous layers visible.  If that means I spend 8 to 10 sessions on a painting because the previous layer needs to dry, well be it.  Today I am enamored with the little cloud section on the lower left–hardly articulated, but you want to spend time there before moving through the rest of the painting.  And if you spend enough time you’ll find my second love, the veined atmosphere in the upper right where some of the warm tones from the underpainting and blue veins of the second layer are revealed through the veiling of the white.  Yes. This is what I pay attention to.

#workinprogress

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    SHARON KINGSTON STUDIO

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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.