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

Month: April, 2014

Sunrise Service

text and photograph by Jonathan Ives I felt more than confused when my alarm went off at 5 a.m on a Sunday. It was still dark outside as I turned my phone off, rolled over, and got ready to sleep a few more hours. One last review before I slid back into a deep sleep […]

Columbian Jungle

photo, text, and coffee by Dan Dishner Good Morning from a chilly, wet Coast of Maine. Just the kind of Monday you would expect for going back to work. It’s nice having a job you look forward to going back to, that is for sure, and the coffee doesn’t hurt. Coffee of the Day is Colombian […]

We All Have Our Reasons: #845

recent update to the Fisherman’s Festival schedule: 8:45 a.m. UPDATE: The Greasy Pole Event has been canceled; it will be replaced with a Bait Shoveling competition at the same time, in front of the Red Cup Coffeehouse. Contact Corey Pottle for information or to sign up.


photograph by Jamie Bloomquist Editor’s note: Jamie’s photo reminds me of the Charles Hawthorne quotation, “It is beautifully simple, painting — all we have to do is to get the color notes in their proper relation.” This photographed moment looks like a beautiful painting to me; I can hear the notes of the dog splashing […]

Big Wind & Hawks Returning

haikus by Kristen Lindquist photograph by Jamie Bloomquist All day, movement and roar, whitecaps on the river– no calm within. +++ Here’s what fills me with joy: rich late afternoon light, Ospreys overhead.

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Ives The month of May will arrive next week. I’m desiring clean, bright color and warm light in contrast to Maine’s raw and chilly mud season. I’m rushing summer by painting swimmers and sailors in the studio. I’m calling “those things that be not as though they were.” *** Every Tuesday The Maine will post […]

Maine Kaleidoscopes

photographs by Jim Dugan Rockland photographer Jim Dugan creates a wide variety of pictures but the most surprising is a series of digital kaleidoscopes that he’s been making, all with Maine themes. He says: “Yes, I know this is a bit of a gimmick. So sue me. There are plenty of gimmicks in photography these […]

Gluskap And The…

paintings by Scott Kelley Gluskap and the…, 2014. Watercolor and gouache on paper, each 18″ x 24″. Gluskap and the…, (detail) 2014. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 18″ x 24″. Snowy Owl, 2014. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 40″ x 30″.

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