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

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First Trip To Baxter

video by Jim Dugan

Tuesday 207: Buttermilk Bath

painting by Jessica Ives In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra used to soak in baths of buttermilk in order to preserve her beauty and the radiance of her skin. Today in Maine, we soak in the bath of Gulf Hagas’ Buttermilk Falls in order to preserve both our sense of place and our sense of timelessness. We are here, […]

Tuesday 207: In The Midst Of It

painting by Jessica Ives As the sheer and narrow slate cliffs of Gulf Hagas soften towards the end of our hike along the Rim Trail, we descend toward Buttermilk Falls. 400 million years ago the bedrock of this, “the grand canyon of Maine,” began to form. 7500 years ago the Red Paint people used this land […]

Spring Melt in Acadia

Jim Dugan first photographed this waterfall on Mt. Desert Island over 20 years ago. He’s never seen it roaring as it did this spring.

Heaven At One Painter’s Hand

paintings, photographs, and text by Jessica Ives Painting is a matter of getting out to nature and having some joy in registering it. If you are not going to get a thrill, how can you give someone else one? Charles Hawthorne + Do you see this photo? I love it, but that doesn’t mean you […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives I’m working on an essay right now and it ties together thoughts about my current painting practice, quotations by Charles Hawthorn and Barry Lopez, my love of play, and a recent magical visit to Grafton Notch State Park’s Screw Auger Falls. This painting, a memory from that visit, contains all my thoughts expressed in pigment. It is […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives I’m working on an essay right now and it ties together thoughts about my current painting practice, quotations by Charles Hawthorn and Barry Lopez, my love of play, and a recent magical visit to Grafton Notch State Park’s Screw Auger Falls. This painting, a memory from that visit, contains all my thoughts expressed in pigment. It is […]

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