The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Gluskap And The…

paintings by Scott Kelley

Gluskap and the...

Gluskap and the…, 2014. Watercolor and gouache on paper, each 18″ x 24″.

Gluskap and the...

Gluskap and the…, (detail) 2014. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 18″ x 24″.

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl, 2014. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 40″ x 30″.

Signs Of Spring

photographs via tons of land


railroad restraurant and pub

spring thaw

coldest beer in town

good times roll

Beware The Snowplow

photograph via tons of land

beware the snowplow

We All Have Our Reasons: #347

a recent status by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors editor Polly Saltonstall 

Yesterday’s warm sunshine put me in such a good mood I made risotto for dinner with bacon and some of the huge leeks I’ve been growing in the garage all winter, topped with fresh eggs from neighbors. The icing on the cake was opening the window before bed and hearing my first spring peepers. Those trilling high notes pull spring right up out of the ground and into my soul.

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives


It’s early spring; a hopeful, warm-ish day. The window is open and I’m thinking about quantum mechanics, about how we exist in a web of possibilities like a wave. It is only when we look, when we see, when we observe one of these many possibilities that an object or moment matters as matter, that it is…

Yes, the window in the studio is open and I am thinking as I paint; a paddling scene from a similar day almost exactly a year ago takes shape on my panel. My brain lights up with memory like the sun lights up this room. A river is like time, and both are waves of possibility. A moment of flow caught in paint is a miracle of seeing.


Every Tuesday The Maine will post a new painting by Jessica Ives. These small works, all 4 x 4 inches on cradled birchwood panels, will be concurrently listed for auction on, a fantastic platform designed by artists, for artists. View the auction for this painting here, or simply click on the image above.

Tuesday 207 paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Visit the growing gallery of Tuesday 207 paintings here.

Jessica is the editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.

Back In The Garden At Last

text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist

Today is my youngest sister’s birthday, and what a beautiful day it is!

All morning I rake,
exposing tulip leaves
to the jubilant sun.

North Haven Ferry

video by Shannon Thompson

Mooring Balls = Spring

photograph by Jane Kurko

Mooring Balls

Moorings = Spring
3 April 2014
Camden Public Landing