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

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The Rocks at Turtle Head

photographs by Jim Dugan I love rocks but tend to prefer the igneous: granites and basalts. I like their textures, their born-in-fire heritage, the way the glaciers left their plutons rounded as our islands and mountains. Sedimentary rocks mostly have (for me) less appeal. Their birth as ancient muddy seabeds feels less dramatic than those […]

Tradition

photograph and text by Steve Vose The son’s strokes are inexperienced. The father whispers instruction and the paddle digs deeply into the gin-clear waters. The child smiles as the kayak slides effortlessly across the glass calm lake. A brilliant sun crests the horizon, igniting the morning sky. The man having seen a thousand sunrises relishes […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives A man of wisdom delights in water. — Confucius *** Every Tuesday The Maine will post a new painting by Jessica Ives. These small works, all 4 x 4 inches on cradled birchwood panels, will be concurrently listed for auction on dailypaintworks.com, a fantastic platform designed by artists, for artists. View the auction […]

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Ives Artist’s note: Usually I only post one or two small paintings for the 207 feature. Today…well, today there are seven. Enjoy. ​Polly’s Folly sailing regatta was held on Megunticook Lake last September. A number of vessels, including lasers, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards participated. The light was beautiful; sails and […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives It’s early spring; a hopeful, warm-ish day. The window is open and I’m thinking about quantum mechanics, about how we exist in a web of possibilities like a wave. It is only when we look, when we see, when we observe one of these many possibilities that an object or moment matters […]

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Stammen Welcome back to the second installment of Tuesday 207 in transition! The seasons are changing and it’s going to take me a couple weeks to build a fall appropriate body of work. While you wait I thought I’d show you that I can, in fact, make paintings larger than 4×4 inches! And […]

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Stammen Happy October, Tuesday 207 fans! The seasons are changing and it’s going to take me a couple weeks to build up a fall appropriate body of work. While you wait I thought it might be nice to show you that I can, in fact, make paintings larger than 4×4 inches! And […]

Tuesday 207 Bonus & The Maine Sunday Telegram

painting by Jessica Stammen Editor’s note: Couldn’t help but publish this little painting to pair with the work in the post below — both were inspired by the same paddle on the same day. Click here or click on the image above to view the dailypaintworks.com auction for this 4 x 4 inch oil painting. Also, […]

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