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The Two Mile Walk

Paula Martino
Ugallery 5345196610 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Painting wraps around edges

Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

2019

8" h x 8" w x 1.5" d |1 lbs. 1 oz.

In stock $325

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"This is a painting of a Mozambiquian woman who walks miles to fetch water for her family," says artist Paula Martino. "She carries water in a white basin in front of her and balances a large barrel of water on her head as she leaves the water source." The scene is alive with saturated colors of landscaped greens and complementing hues of orange and pink from the figure's clothing and the paved soil path. Rendered on a wrapped canvas, this piece was painted around the sides in a combination of brush and palette knife work. It results in a captivating impressionist piece with vivid color and a touch of thick impasto.

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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