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Category: An Eye For Color

Breakwater Walks

photography by Jim Dugan The Rockland Breakwater is an amazing place for an evening walk.

Jessica Ives Show at Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth

Just go see it.

Developing An Eye For Color: Transparency

text by Jessica Ives artwork by Nancy Duncan, Sasha Laurita, and Tom Wright For the past several winters, during the darker, colder weeks between holiday festivities and mud, I have been lucky enough to teach regular classes offering an exploration in color for both adults and children. During this past January, February, and March I once again had the pleasure to work […]

Developing An Eye For Color

photographs and text by Jessica Ives Every year I teach a multi-session color theory class at the Camden Rockport Middle School and it always rocks my socks off. I get so much great energy and spirit from these kids! They tackle college level challenges with such flexibility and curiosity, and learn a lot about craftsmanship […]

Color In Winter

course offering with Jessica Stammen at Sweet Tree Arts Sweet Tree Arts will be hosting two six-week courses with painter and The Maine’s “Tuesday 207” contributor Jessica Stammen. The course will begin to explore the phenomenon of color theory through the teachings and hands-on challenges developed by color pioneer, Josef Albers. Jessica has taught this same course at the […]

Developing An Eye For Color

photographs and text by Jessica Stammen For the past few winters, during the weeks that are made of the dark cold days between holiday festivities and mud, I have been lucky enough to join a dozen or so eighth graders at the local middle school for a special class exploring color. This month we’ve focussed […]


A few years ago Clio Berta was a student in my color theory class, Developing An Eye For Color. I remember when she told me she was going to be a rockstar. I believe her. Hi! My name is Clio Berta. I am 16 and live on the coast of Maine. I began letting people […]

All New @ Ten High Street

paintings and text by Jessica Stammen Warning: shameless self promotion! Sixteen of my new oil paintings (swimmers, docks, windows) and a handful of gouache paintings will be on view from May 25th through June 23rd at Ten High Street in Camden. I will be one of four featured artists kicking off this gallery’s 65th season with the […]

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