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Something Blue, Something New

I recently took a full-time position in Marketing, which means that my studio time has been greatly diminished.  However, this past weekend I spent the entirety of Saturday and Sunday manning my studio for the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour and found time between visitors to layin a bit of paint on canvas.  This initial layer is by far one of my favorite stages in the process of painting.  The idea that someone could walk in the studio any minute kept the process fast and loose and just elemental.  Like a rubbing.  I want to maintain their monochromatic nature and without sacrificing the rawness, bring a richness and depth to them.  Can’t wait to spend the second weekend of the tour in the studio again so that I can contemplate the next step.  It is quite fantastic to not know where I’m going.

Studio Tour was a resounding success.  Great visits with art lovers and 6 paintings went to new homes. It was a grey weekend and the yellow was a big hit!

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    SHARON KINGSTON

     

     

    studio/gallery

    open by appointment

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    360-739-2474 or

    email sharonkingston@me.com

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    NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES ON ORIGINAL PAINTINGS or FINE ART PRINTS and FRAMES.

    If item is damaged in transit, it will be replaced with a painting of similar style and value.

      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.