'all the breath and bloom, i 22x30"

inspired by Robert Browning's poem 'Summun Bonum', this is a year long exploration of flower/bloom form and color.  Painted with oil on 22x30" Arches primed paper.   Not framed or matted.  Painting will be shipped rolled in a tube.


All the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee: All the wonder and wealth of the mine in the heart of one gem: In the core of one pearl all the shade and the shine of the sea: Breath and bloom, shade and shine, -- wonder, wealth, and -- how far above them -- Truth that's brighter than gem, Trust, that's purer than pearl, -- Brightest truth, purest trust in the universe--all were for me In the kiss of one girl.

    $350.00 Regular Price
    $175.00Sale Price





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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.