Mystery of Fog
About this artwork
Part of artist Paula Martino's Portland, Maine series of works featuring the Atlantic coast. This piece shows a view of the crashing waves from above the rocky shore. The rocks, water, and tall grasses call up the soothing sounds of the gray-blue sea, says Paula. A bank of fog rolls in across the Atlantic as the invisible horizon fades into the foggy distance. The foreground is a strip of rocks along the shore in purple and tan with dusky greens indicating grass and seaweed. This work is painted completely with a palette knife and exhibits thick impasto and visual texture.