The Maine
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Tuesday 207: South Facing

painting by Jessica Ives There are twelve miles of hiking trails on Monhegan. All summer long visitors try to see as much of the island as possible by traversing it at an often furious pace. A few weeks ago Jonathan and I tried to circumnavigate the island and still make it back to the ferry on time. While walking back […]

Tuesday 207: Waiting On Monhegan

painting by Jessica Ives Soon the Hardy Boat will begin running its route from New Harbor to Monhegan, and soon I’ll be atop the tallest coastal cliffs in Maine, perched and peering south toward Gull Rock, glad to start another summer season. +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and Save thirty percent on […]

Tuesday 207: Dwelling

painting by Jessica Ives A house is a dwelling. So is the body. Monhegan’s Red House was the island’s first home and because of excellent craftsmanship, great care, and unique character it has withstood time and the elements since 1790. The human body, likewise, is built to last. What can we do to take great care […]

Tuesday 207: Keep The Channel Open

painting by Jessica Ives There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening, that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, you will never exist through any other medium. It will be lost. The world will […]

Tuesday 207: Waiting For The Ferry

painting by Jessica Ives “Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. Let’s go.” — Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine  and Save thirty percent […]

Andrew, Jamie, & Me

by Scott Kelley When I was 13, I saw the Two Worlds of Andrew Wyeth exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I saw it a lot, in fact, since my father had recently started working in the city, and the Met was the one place I could be left alone with […]

Tuesday 207: Mostly Water

painting by Jessica Ives We are, in fact, mostly water. As terrestrial organisms we may live on solid ground and breath air, but as a collection of individual cells we still live within the same liquid medium from which we emerged. Every organ and system in the body supports in some way the containment, the […]

Tuesday 207: Benchwarmers

painting by Jessica Ives Who would ever want to get back in the game and leave Monhegan Island when you (or two) can sit on the bench and enjoy such a view? +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine  and Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making […]

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