The Maine
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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 […]

Tuesday 207: Sloop & Swimmer

painting by Jessica Ives Ahhh…summer in Maine! +++ 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 Maine state […]

Tuesday 207: Step Into Summer

painting by Jessica Ives Even though it’s been a long, cold, rainy spring here in Maine, there’s no stopping summer. It’s coming — and it’s what keeps us going. +++ 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 […]

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 jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on […]

Tuesday 207: Wading For Spring

painting by Jessica Ives The Sheepscot River is one of eight rivers in Maine that have Atlantic Salmon. These fish need the river’s clean gravel bottom to lay their eggs, and its rapids to aerate the water for their young. Because October is the month that these fish spawn, the Sheepscot and other rivers or streams […]

Tuesday 207: Northern Whites

painting by Jessica Ives As I sit here and jot notes about these, my two newest paintings, it is snowing, sleeting, and raining. The first day of spring has come and gone, but it is March in Maine and here we are with weather not quite fit for skiing, but also not quite tempting us to dress […]

Tuesday 207: Two Thin Blades

painting by Jessica Ives There’s always that first step in skating, from dry ground to slick ice, when it just seems impossible. Impossible that two thin blades of metal will support you, impossible that because its molecules have begun to dance a little slower water will hold you up. – Carol Goodman +++ 207 Paintings post everyish […]

Tuesday 207: Come Hellgrammite Or High Water

painting by Jessica Ives The winter is the hardest time of the year for fly fisherman. Freezing temperatures mean frozen fingers while handling wet line. Since there are no insect hatches, trout feed on bugs like hellgrammites that are always swimming in the deep waters year round. These large black fly patterns can produce fish even in the […]

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