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

Tag: color

Leaf Peeping

photography by Jim Dugan Rockland photographer Jim Dugan drove north a couple Sundays ago, chasing peak fall color.

A Postcard Home

handmade by Margaret Rizzio

Pops Of Color

handmade by Trelawney O’Brien I hand paint and indigo dye all my own fabric to create bags, pillows and fashions. Inspired by Maine.

Spring Garden

photographs and text by Jo Ellen Designs Until the snow melts and reveals my garden we are feeling very heartened by these colorful wooden veggie ornaments! They come in Orange Carrot, Purple Turnip, Pink Radish, and Tall Red Beet and are available online here. Happy Spring!

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 […]

The Bluffs, Bar Harbor, Maine; April 28, 2014 (Beachcombing series No.75a & b)

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher of Quercus Design Time traveling again, way way back to April 28. Fortunately, I took notes while beachcombing, so I can tell you it was cold out on the Bluffs, overcast with a stiff north wind and rough seas. A few gulls gathered overhead, probably curious about whether […]


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 […]

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 […]

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