The Maine
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Tag: swimmer

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives If you really must know, there’s nothing I love more than being in the water all summer long. ​Come September I won’t mind if I’m still dripping from behind my ears; my smile will extend along the entire surface of the lake until it’s simply too gosh darn cold and I […]

Will

photo via tons of land

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives A towel is made transparent by the glare of late afternoon light reflected off the lake. We wrap ourselves in the warmth of the day, worked and lived and now refreshed. Splashing voices of children fade as we walk away, heading home for dinner and then a book in our cool […]

The Figure In Water

paintings by Jessica Ives exhibition by Sam Shaw Gallery

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Ives The month of May will arrive next week. I’m desiring clean, bright color and warm light in contrast to Maine’s raw and chilly mud season. I’m rushing summer by painting swimmers and sailors in the studio. I’m calling “those things that be not as though they were.” *** Every Tuesday The Maine will post […]

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Stammen Take one last look back at Summer 2013 as seen through the two-by-two matrix of paintings above. Still waters and a red roof reflect evening light on Megunticook Lake; two window works offer the memory of a dining room table at different times of day; and swimmer friends stop and shout […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: I’ve become accustomed to jumping in the lake on my birthday every year. September 20th is two days before the official start of fall and a quick, cold splash always seems like a fitting finale. However, last night there was scattered frost across the state and so I think […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: When I swim I like to feel myself free in the water; but the truth is that I am surrounded and supported in and by this water at every moment. Abstract brushstrokes of red, white, and blue can express a magic, floating moment when their independence serves the beauty […]

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