The Maine
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Spring Salmon, Grand Lake Stream

painting by Jessica Ives Land-locked salmon have been swimming in the waters of Grand Lake Stream since the last ice age. It is home to one of the four native pools of land-locked salmon in the United States.  – from Fly Fishers Guide To New England +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on […]

Winter Warm Up

painting by Jessica Ives Many thanks to Maine Boats Homes & Harbors for featuring Jonathan’s words and my paintings in their January/February issue! “The Joy of Pond Hockey” was originally published here on The Maine and begins: Every winter The Carpenter’s Boat Shop sets up a hockey rink on a small pond in New Harbor. Built with 2x6s […]

Set The Trap

painting by Jessica Ives text by Jonathan Ives Finding live bait on New Year’s Day was easier than we thought. Pushaw’s Trading Post in Hope sold us twelve night crawlers and gave us directions to a man named Charlie who lived a few miles down the road and has been selling bait since he was four […]

Cathedral Trail

painting by Jessica Ives The Cathedral Trail is the shortest way to reach the top of Mount Katahdin from Chimney Pond. Hikers follow blue blazes up granite boulders as big as cars. Scrambling up the one and half mile trail with hands and feet, their movement more closely resembles rock climbing than hiking. The 2,350 foot […]

Magalloway

painting by Jessica Ives Fall fishing at its finest. +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on a 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the […]

Swimmer At The Surface

painting by Jessica Ives The water is warm, the air is cool. Reflections of foliage across the surface help us imagine the pond is a colorful, cozy quilt that surrounds us as we swim. With barely an eye, a nose, a corner of mouth, we peek out from under our cover for a glimpse and a […]

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: Shadow Of The Bridge

painting by Jessica Ives The Palermo Fish Hatchery sits along the banks of the Sheepscott River.  Inside its buildings, small brown and brook trout are raised to be released in various lakes and rivers around Maine in the spring and fall when water temperatures are still cool. The fish raised here will never have a chance […]

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