The Maine
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Tag: oil painting

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: Every year I organize a group of friends — a few swimmers, a few paddlers — and we start off at the north end of Norton’s Pond for a six mile swim through The Narrows and along the length of Megunticook Lake. Last year the morning of our adventure […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: Flyfishing with my dad and brothers is an endurance event. This painting is from a day spent at the bottom of Little Falls on Grand Lake Stream. Our time was an exercise in the art of efficiency. We fished all day, no lunch. Sparse words were like the flick, […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: On the Saturday morning when our historic February blizzard began and a surprising storm-before-the-storm billowed through, I met my dad and brother on the quiet of Megunticook Lake to go ice fishing. Four holes were drilled and a constellation of fluorescent flags was traced by muffled footprints in powder. The […]

Advent, Day 14: Maiden’s Cliff Hike

Dear readers, Join The Maine for an adventure a day, each day of this advent season — big or small, by land or sea, with friends or solo, in image or word, exuberant or contemplative, real or conceptual. We live in a state of wonder, its wide open spaces anticipating our hope and joy. On Thanksgiving day I […]

Water Works

text and paintings by Jessica Stammen In the winter I paint windows. They are images I have stored away, views that glimpse out through panes, through trees, towards water. I meditate, hibernate. I paint over old, unsuccessful scenes from the last summer season. Worn dock surfaces and stairs, early morning light, mountain reflections in Megunticook […]

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