Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen

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About this painting: Some summer days are clear and hazy at the same time, contradictory conditions that charge the air with an extra measure of wonder. One day, nestled close to the surface of the water we could feel the atmosphere close around us as we paddled along the Pemaquid River to the harbor, and then from the harbor out into the bay. The ocean was in the air; the light languished in it everywhere except for the brilliant reflections off bright yellow lifejackets and flashes of glinting paddles. High above us there seemed to be a second surface where the sky turned crystal. That day the light was both quick and slow, shallow and deep, here and there, like the right and left sides of a paddle working in tandem.

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Every Tuesday The Maine will post a new painting by Jessica Stammen. These small works, all 4 x 4 inches on cradled birchwood panels, will be concurrently listed for auction on dailypaintworks.com, a fantastic platform designed by artists, for artists. View the auction for this painting here or simply click on the image.

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.