Tuesday 207: On Guard(rail)

painting by Jessica Ives


A guardrail protects all the hard work of a boatbuilder. It is the last piece of wood to be fastened onto a Monhegan Skiff, but it will be the first piece to bump, rub, or scrape against a dock or another dinghy once it’s launched. The guardrail here is the last and most satisfying task for this new apprentice to finish before the light fades at the end of a full day.

​*10% of all 207 paintings inspired by work and life around The Carpenter’s Boat Shop will be donated back to support this organization’s students and facilities. Find out more here.


207 Paintings post every-ish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maineand jessicaleeives.comSave 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.