• sharonkingston

Merging


Merging I and II Oil on Gessobord 8×10 inches framed in walnut floater frame

I have been operating in two stylistic camps for over a year now. I create these atmospheric, emotive paintings suggestive of landscape in which the surface is very precious and rubbed and nary a mark is discernible. And then there are my looking inward abstracts which are heavily pigmented worked surfaces, many times paintings over paintings. It is here I play with the paint and rub with my fingers instead of rags. My recent sky studies have been an interim way for me to get more paint on the support and explore another surface (gessobord) that could provide me a way to bring these innerscapes and landscapes together. Last week (see below) I touched briefly on what might be a way to merge my worlds, but it was on an itty canvas board (but a great study). The paintings above (Merging I and II) are closer to what I imagined the combination of my paint applications to be. I’m not calling it a breakthrough, but I’m pretty excited about the possibilities. Yeah!

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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.