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

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So Many Monarchs

photographs and text by Brian Willson Scrambled around this morning to make sure to get to the boat on time. Made it! And within the hour, daughter and I were setting foot on Monhegan Island. A more magical place I’m not sure I’ve ever been to. The usual fall-migration birding hasn’t really taken off yet, […]

Tuesday 207: Two Stars, A Few Stripes

painting by Jessica Ives If we could destroy custom at a blow and see the stars as a child sees them, we should need no other apocalypse. G.K. Chesterton Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history. Ray Merritt All of us have moments in out lives that test our […]

We All Have Our Reasons: #57

Today’s view from the tallest cliffs on the coast of Maine:

Tuesday 207: Pickup Line

painting by Jessica Ives On Monhegan, overnight visitors to the island are greeted at the dock by a lineup of trucks, tailgates open and drivers waiting. The thing is, only luggage gets a ride up the hill. +++ 207 Paintings post every-ish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel […]

Tuesday 207: Hardy & Harbor

painting by Jessica Ives This weekend the Hardy Boat will start running ferry service from New Harbor to Monhegan for the 2015 season. I’ll be one of the first on board, making the trip to drop off paintings at the island’s Lupine Gallery. My husband will be a captain on the boat again this summer. As a freshman in high […]

Hardy Boat Cruises

video by Alex Hadik for Hardy Boat Cruises Hardy Boat Cruises – A Promotional Video from Alex Hadik on Vimeo.

Tuesday 207: On Guard(rail)

painting by Jessica Ives A guardrail protects all the hard work of a boatbuilder. It is the last piece of wood to be fastened onto a Monhegan Skiff, but it will be the first piece to bump, rub, or scrape against a dock or another dinghy once it’s launched. The guardrail here is the last and most satisfying task for this new apprentice to finish before […]

Tuesday 207: Point

painting by Jessica Ives “Over there?” “Yes, there.” Overheard from overhead. Whitehead, Mohegan. +++ 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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