RUTH SHARTON

Artist's Statement - The 'Primary' Series, 2011-2015

In continuing to explore the simplicity of gesture, rhythm, and color of the original Arcs & Bands series, the Primary series evolved as a clearer dialogue with form and color developed.  A push/pull dynamic yields muted layers of color with advancing and receding planes.  Forms emerge from the brushstroke, interact, disappear and reapper as a result of sculpting negative and positive space. 

Primary
Blues & Cream
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 60"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Black White Grey
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
White Grey Turquoise
Acrylic on Canvas
44" x 42"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Magenta Blues
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 34"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Yellow & Blue
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Green & White
Acrylic on Canvas
18" x 24"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Orange & Blue
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 24"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Yellow Blue Magenta
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Orange Turquoise Magenta
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 24"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Primarily Red
Acrylic on Canvas
54"' x 42"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Red & Blue
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 24"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Primarilly Yellow
Acrylic on Canvas
53" x 46"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Totem #2
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 32"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Board
Totem
Acrylic on Board
36" x 24"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Black White Grey #2
Acrylic on Canvas
54" x 50"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Red Yellow Blue
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"
RUTH SHARTON Primary Acrylic on Canvas
Blue Yellow Red
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"