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

Month: October, 2014

Heaven At One Painter’s Hand

paintings, photographs, and text by Jessica Ives Painting is a matter of getting out to nature and having some joy in registering it. If you are not going to get a thrill, how can you give someone else one? Charles Hawthorne + Do you see this photo? I love it, but that doesn’t mean you […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives I’m working on an essay right now and it ties together thoughts about my current painting practice, quotations by Charles Hawthorn and Barry Lopez, my love of play, and a recent magical visit to Grafton Notch State Park’s Screw Auger Falls. This painting, a memory from that visit, contains all my thoughts expressed in pigment. It is […]

Tourists

text and photograph by Jonathan Ives Leaving the red nun off to my starboard, I think of the old maritime adage red right return as I pull back on the two throttles and slowly bring the boat into the harbor. The wind direction and the tide flowing out has all the lobster boats and sailboats […]

Riggs

painting by Lily Hamill Riggs, 10″ x 10″, acrylic on wood panel Besides running one of Midcoast Maine’s epicenters of fitness, Lily Hamill paints dog portraits by commission. She’s “ruff” and tough.

Black Bean Harvest

photograph by Jamie Bloomquist

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives I’m working on an essay right now and it ties together thoughts about my current painting practice, quotations by Charles Hawthorn and Barry Lopez, my love of play, and a recent magical visit to Grafton Notch State Park’s Screw Auger Falls. This painting, a memory from that visit, contains all my thoughts expressed in pigment. It is […]

Fields Going To Seed, Schooners Wrapped In Plastic

haiku by Kristen Lindquist photograph by Jamie Bloomquist A day of sparrows in fields going to seed leaves red and falling +++ Fall leaves prayer flags. On the front porch Buddha contemplates a pumpkin. +++ Walking through Camden’s Harbor Park and Amphitheatre this afternoon, the signs of coming cold were gathering with the fallen leaves. […]

Mack The Knife

photo, text, and coffee by Dan Dishner Good Morning. It’s chilly. Good day for the wood stove and Mack the Knife. Be safe out there, it’s Monday. – Dan This is a blend dark roast beans from three countries and medium roast beans from three countries. It has a sharp bite at the front of the cup, […]

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