Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen

Jamie Skates After His Son

Jamie Skates After His Son // oil on panel // 4 x 4 // 2013

Every Tuesday The Maine will post a new painting by Jessica Stammen. These small works, all 4 x 4 or 5 x 5 inches on cradled birchwood panels, will be concurrently listed for auction on dailypaintworks.com, a fantastic platform designed by artists, for artists. Click here or click on the image above to view this week’s auction, which will remain open until 10:00pm on the Saturday following this original post. Bidding starts at $207.

About this painting: It was late January on Megunticook Lake. Parents and their kids skated into the strong wind and toward the opposite shore for a game of hockey. It was frigid; the game was abandoned almost before it began. Our return trip was made quickly by converting unzipped coats to sails.  We rode the gusts back home. I stopped midway to take photos of kids flying by. Jamie, a parent among the company, stopped alongside me briefly. I was envious of his huge, red coat. I told him so and he told me it was the coat he wore on a summiting expedition up Mt. McKinley. The wind continued to gust and off went Jamie, hockey stick in hand, trying to catch up to his son.


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. Visit the growing gallery of Tuesday 207 paintings here.

Jessica is the editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.