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Waves Against the Rocks

Paula Martino
Ugallery 5345196471 UGallery

Oil painting on Raymar Archival Belgian Linen Panel New

Varnished and Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2020

8" h x 8" w x .12" d |0 lbs. 6 oz.

In stock $300

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Part of artist Paula Martino's Maine series featuring works about Peak's Island off the coast of Portland. With its crashing waves, geometric rocks, and distant island views, Paula captures the scene depicting the ocean's cool breeze and soothing sounds. A pale yellow glow fades into blue across the Atlantic horizon while a collection of rocks along the shore glow in cool pinks and blues, with hints of green as grass and seaweed cover the foreground. This work is painted completely with a palette knife and exhibits thick impasto and visual texture.

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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