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Loose and free

The weather was fantastic today and so my typical 3-4 hour studio session after work ran about an hour.  I wanted to go kayaking with my daughter and hit a round of badminton with my son.  Sometimes, with this kind of mindset, a studio session can be unproductive (like I should’ve just skipped it) or it can be loose and free–as it was today.

I’m working on a series of Stimmung paintings–that atmospheric quality that defies borders/definition and allows individual interpretation and response with that left unsaid.  Just the nature of what my intent is with these paintings calls for a certain letting go of what I’m painting.  I guess the process could be equated to a sort of disconnect so that the subconscious takes over–letting the studio fairy in.  Because I had such a short studio session and because these were early stages of the paintings, there was a freedom to my work and a lightness to the application of paint.  I almost always love my paintings at this stage–before they enter into a no-mans-land of not knowing what to do or where they’re going.

So glad that I snapped a quick photo of them before I left so that I can enjoy them a bit before they become something else.

#cloudpaintings #earlystageofapainting #stimmung

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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.