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Cushing Island

Paula Martino
Ugallery 5345196319 UGallery

Oil painting on Ampersand gesso board New

Varnished and Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2020

9" h x 12" w x .12" d |0 lbs. 9 oz.

In stock $400

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Artist Paula Martino paints the scenic view offered by the coastal islands of Maine as she stands by the shore of Peak's Island. When facing south, the neighboring Cushing Island is seen across the waters. Part of a series inspired by Maine's coast, Paula executes a blue, olive, ochre, and teal color scheme solely by a palette knife. The impasto is highlighted with swipes of pale pink where the sun hits mounds of seaweed washed ashore. "The color of the seaweed is fascinating and turns a coppery yellow-green in the sunlight."

Paula Martino

North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Artist Paula Martino paints impressionist scenes, especially of places with water. “They reflect the energy and emotions I feel when I see a compelling locale I visit,” says Paula. Using various tools, she applies thick layers of color with oil or acrylic paint and sometimes uses stencil work. With her palette knife technique, she unveils strands of lighter hues amidst her dominantly saturated palette, creating a semi-abstract element. Paula worked as a CPA for thirty-five years running her own tax practice while raising three children, with one having Down Syndrome. All the while pursuing art part-time in a studio her husband built for her in their basement. After retiring in 2020, she decided to pursue her art practice fully, studying in earnest with nationally recognized colorists, portrait artists, and landscape painters. “The experiences of caregiving and tax prep forced me to be very conscientious and organized with my time and efforts. I needed to be so completely organized for so long that it is a relief to be a little messy in my studio.”

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