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Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Laundry Day in Brazil by Paula Martino | $850 | oil painting | 16' h x 20' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Laundry-Day-in-Brazil

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Laundry Day in Brazil

Paula Martino
Ugallery 5345196496 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2019

16" h x 20" w x .62" d |0 lbs. 14 oz.

In stock $850

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Artist Paula Martino offers a sunny view of a countryside home in the quiet rural district of Brazil. With the use of a palette knife, Paula captures the temperate scenery in vibrant warm hues. The same palette extends itself into the sky creating an orange and pink atmosphere. The landscape radiates heat while compositionally balanced by a refreshing flourish of vegetation. The colors beat the midday sun onto terra cotta roofs as surrounding trees cast sharp shadows below. A white truck peeks from the driveway beside a wooden fence. Pops of color in blue, green, purple, and yellow appear in the courtyard from pieces of laundry strung along clotheslines.

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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