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Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Rapids by Paula Martino | $525 | oil painting | 11' h x 14' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Rapids-74536

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Rapids

Paula Martino
Ugallery 5345197670 UGallery

Oil painting on Ampersand Gessobord New

Varnished and Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2022

11" h x 14" w x .12" d |0 lbs. 14 oz.

In stock $525

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Artist Paula Martino paints impressionist white water rapids in saturated colors. Shades of ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, white, and hints of orange highlight the composition. Warm sunlight beams in the thicket of woods in the background while white water cascades through the forest. The thick impasto achieves an organic feel of the outdoors through the energetic paint application.

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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