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.

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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.