Tuesday 207: Northern Whites

painting by Jessica Ives


As I sit here and jot notes about these, my two newest paintings, it is snowing, sleeting, and raining. The first day of spring has come and gone, but it is March in Maine and here we are with weather not quite fit for skiing, but also not quite tempting us to dress in lighter layers just yet. And so we wait and lean into spring, like a beginner hesitantly tilting his weight forward and trusting the mountain’s momentum to catch him and carry him safely down the slope for the first time…the second time…and then again and again.

Here’s to a wonderful winter of snowy adventures, including my first time riding at Sunday River. Boy, isn’t that Northern Lights trail a beauty? Enjoy these last two winter paintings of the season as we all lean into spring together.



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