About this artwork
Part of artist Paula Martino's Maine series. This oil painting of trees along the coast of Peak's Island, Maine, was chosen to hang in the 2021 juried exhibition for the Pittsburgh Society of Artists Guild. Hues of blue, magenta, and green, applied solely with a palette knife, show a stand of trees growing unevenly along a cliffside with rocks and sand below. Tall grasses thrive in the foreground and travel up the hill towards a house peeking on the right side of the composition. A brilliant blue sky completes the painting as the scenery carries the viewer straight to the New England coast.