The Tuesday 207 Is Back!

painting and text by Jessica Ives

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Today I’m launching the new format my Tuesday 207 Painting sales will take with…a launching!

In late November nine apprentice boat builders from The Carpenter’s Boat Shop hauled two newly built Monhegan Skiffs to the town landing in Round Pond. Each cedar vessel contained within its fair curves months of work and lots of learning; and each symbolized transition in the lives of those who built them. After the skiffs were hefted from the trucks, the crunch of crushed rock underfoot and the breath of effort filled the air until a gentle slap and then the rhythmic lap of water on wood took over. Each skiff bathed in the magic light of a November evening in Maine, and in the pride and amazement of their newly christened builders.

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Every Tuesday morning The Maine and jessicaleeives.com will post a new 207 Painting for sale. For a limited time these small works, each 4 x 4 inches on cradled birchwood panel, will be available for the special price of $207! Click on the image above to access the painting’s sale. New 207 Paintings will post each Tuesday around 5:30am EST and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis directly through the artist’s website (no longer through a third-party auction platform — yeah for developments in soloprenuerism!). Should a painting not sell by midnight on the Saturday following its original posting, its price will increase to the standard $300 and be available through the store at jessicaleeives.com.

Tuesday 207 Paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Jessica is editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.