Tuesday 207: Buttermilk Bath

painting by Jessica Ives

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, now, in this fluid moment and frothy falls. We are ourselves fluid, flowing like the Pleasant River, through a gorge of rocks formed 400 million years ago. This is beauty.


207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine  and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the Maine state area code.

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.