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

Month: January, 2015

Dooryard Visit

an excerpt from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould DOORYARD VISIT: Or dooryard call. Although still used with automobiles, this meant a buggy visit when the occupants didn’t descend to come into the house. It was a neighborly call, in passing.


painting and text by Colin Page I painted this recently from a photo. I found this spot as I walked up to paint a street scene in Maine with my friend Anne Blair Brown. We were painting around Boothbay Harbor with a group of her friends from the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast. I […]

The Little Silver Owl

photograph and text by John Ames This little fellow is made of one ounce of solid sterling silver. My mother got it in Mexico a very long time ago and when she died it came to live with me. It’s funny about owls, they are viewed in various cultures as being either good omens or […]

Sea smoke, just before sunrise, Lincolnville Beach Ferry Terminal, -9 Fahrenheit

photograph by Jane Kurko

Ice-olated In Rockport Harbor

photograph by Tom Stammen

Stuck Between A Rock-port And A Hard Place

photograph by Tom Stammen


photo, text, and coffee by Dan Dishner Burundi, my Coffee of the Day. Fresh out of the roaster and ready to ship. Minus 4. It’s still a Good Morning here on the Coast of Maine. I think this is the coldest one yet. How are the rest of you doing? — D

Tuesday 207: Primary

painting and text by Jessica Ives Yellow laces, red plaid, and that sky! +++ Every Tuesday morning The Maine and will post a new 207 Painting for sale. For a limited time these small works, each 4 x 4 inches on cradled birchwood panel, will be available for the special price of $207! Click on the image above to access the painting’s sale. […]

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