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Sea and Seaweed

Paula Martino
Ugallery 5345196299 UGallery

Oil painting on Raymar Archival Belgian Linen Panel New

Varnished

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2020

12" h x 9" w x .12" d |0 lbs. 10 oz.

In stock $400

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"The seaweed along the coast of Peak's Island, Maine has an amazing coppery olive green that cohabits with enormous rocks that line the coast," says artist Paula Martino. Part of Paula's Maine series, this painting reflects the untamed nature of the New England Atlantic coast. Painted solely with the use of a palette knife, rich layers of color capture the vibrant scenery. "The saltwater has crept into a cove of seaweed, blown in by lavender-blue winds. The knife creates thick impasto with interesting striations in the paint similar to those found in the actual rocks."

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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