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Malone Covered Bridge – Isaac’s Way Art Auction

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One of my favorite covered bridges is the Malone Bridge (Kennebecasis #23) near Upper Goshen in Kings County, New Brunswick.

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The painting ‘thistles at Malone Bridge’ is 24 inches wide by 20 inches high, done in acrylics, gallery edges.

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My painting ‘thistles at the Malone Bridge’ is part of Isaac’s Way Restaurant’s 31st Art Auction. The Auction closes January 28, 2018 – silent-auction-type bids are taken until then, or you can buy the painting anytime up to the close of the auction for its full price of $320.  50% of the proceeds from my sale are donated to ART lessons for kids-in-need. If you love covered bridges and would like some original art for your home, drop by and have a look at my work or call Isaac’s Way at 506-474-7222.

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Copyright Jane Tims 2018

Written by jane tims

January 17, 2018 at 7:00 am

Bell Bridge

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Over the past weekend, we were inundated by heavy rains and a sudden rise in temperature. The resulting meltwater and rainwater combined to cause flooding in much of the province. There has been lots of damage to homes and roads and other infrastructure.

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One of the casualties is the Bell Covered Bridge, also known as South Oromocto River #3. Although its ultimate fate is unknown, the damage will be assessed and perhaps we will lose yet another of the 59 covered bridges remaining in the province. I am not alone in hoping this bridge can be repaired or preserved in some way as a reminder of our history and the importance of these bridges to our communities and our heritage.

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Copyright Jane Tims 2018

Written by jane tims

January 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm

for covered bridge enthusiasts

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I am looking forward to the New Year 2018 and to the first of my 2018 book readings!

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On January 6, 2018 I will be at the Sussex Public Library to read from my book in the shelter of the covered bridge’ and sign copies. I will be joined by a well-known covered bridge enthusiast Ray Boucher. Ray is the author of A Photo Tour of the Covered Bridges of New Brunswick’ (Kissing Bridge Publications, 2014) and his 2018 calendar featuring photos of some of New Brunswick’s covered bridges. Books and calendars will all be for sale.

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We will be telling about our various visits to some of the province’s covered bridges and I will read poems from my book, focussing on covered bridges in the Sussex area.

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Those who come to the reading (no purchase needed) will be able to enter a draw to win one of my paintings. ‘black, blackberries’ is 12″ by 9″, acrylic, gallery edges.

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‘black, blackberries’, Jane Tims, Oct.1, 2017, acrylic, gallery edges, 12″ by 9″

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Hope you can attend. We will try to warm you with covered bridge stories.

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017

 

Malone Covered Bridge – new painting

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Just before Christmas, my painting of the Ellis Bridge over the North Becaguimec River sold. Since I want to keep a painting in the space, I have been working on a new covered bridge painting.  For subject matter, I chose the Malone Covered Bridge near Goshen, the same covered bridge in the painting on the front cover of my book.

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The Malone Bridge is in an isolated area and was one of the favorite bridges we visited in 2015.  One of the sketches in my book ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’ is of the Malone Bridge and I used this sketch as the basis for my new painting.

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The painting ‘thistles at Malone Bridge’ is 24 inches wide by 20 inches high, done in acrylics, gallery edges.

Malone Bridge, on the isolated Goshen Road near Upper Goshen in Kings County, was built in 1911. The remnants of the Malone homestead, established 1820, are located near the bridge. At this point the Kennebecasis is a narrow, clear stream. The two brooks that seem to come together at the bridge are actually two braids of the same river.

… (from ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’, Chapel Street Editions, 2017).

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‘thistles at Malone Bridge’, 24″ x 20″, acrylic, December 27, 2017, by Jane Tims

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The painting will be at Isaac’s Way Restaurant in Fredericton, New Brunswick until January 28, as part of their 31st Art Auction. Silent-auction-type bids are taken until January 28, 2018, or you can purchase the painting for its full price of $320.  The art is viewed by everyone enjoying a meal at the restaurant and 50% of the proceeds from my sale are donated to ART lessons for kids-in-need. If you love covered bridges and would like some original art for your home, drop by and have a look at my work.

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017

painting of a covered bridge

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When I was preparing the basics of my new book, ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’, I did a couple of paintings as a possible cover image.

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One of the paintings I prepared was ‘choke cherries at Ellis Bridge’ (24″ wide by 20″ high, acrylic, gallery edges, painted June 2016) a study of late summer at the covered bridge over the North Becaguimec River in Carleton County. Since another painting was chosen as the cover art for my book, ‘choke cherries at Ellis Bridge’ is my new submission to Isaacs’s Way Restaurant for their art auction. My painting ‘Farmyard in Winter’ sold before the Autumn Art Auction #31 was over and most artists submit a painting to fill their ‘space’.

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‘choke cherries at Ellis Bridge’ by Jane Tims (24″ wide by 20″ high, acrylic, gallery edges)

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The Ellis Bridge is a charming covered bridge, situated on a little-used road near Carlisle, Carleton County, New Brunswick. Built in 1909, it is one of 59 covered bridges remaining in New Brunswick and a lovely spot to pass a summer day. Two poems in my book are based on our visit to the Ellis Bridge. One, ‘bunches of bitter’, features some of the initials carved inside the bridge.

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bunches of bitter

Ellis Bridge

North Becaguimec River #4

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beside the Ellis Bridge

choke-cherries hang in mist

and berries blacken

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R.S., E L O

who were they?

Braxton, KAMRYN

S M, G M P

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did they wade the shallow water?

fish for trout?

shout and listen for echo?

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did they strip berries from branches?

pucker lips and cheeks?

does Eric still love Linda?

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I love showing my work at Isaac’s Way. The art is viewed by everyone enjoying a meal at the restaurant and 50% of the proceeds from my sales are donated to ART lessons for kids-in-need. If you love covered bridges and would like some original art for your home, drop by and have a look at my work.

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017

Written by jane tims

December 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

announcing the winner of a copy of ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’

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I have a winner in the 500th follower contest! (Anyone who entered a comment on my blog between October 15, 2017 and November 20, 2017 inclusive was entered in the draw to win a signed copy of my new book ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’).

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We drew for the winner at my reading at the Authors Coffee House on November 23, 2017.

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signing books at the Authors Coffee House where we drew for the winner of the book …

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I am happy to say the winner is ‘Rebecca’, writer of the blog ‘walking on a country road’. I will be sending Rebecca her copy of my book in the next couple of days. Rebecca is an avid bird watcher and naturalist and I know she will enjoy the book. If you love bird photography and would like to know more about the natural history of Tennessee, visit her blog at https://walkingonacountryroad.com/

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Thank you to everyone who entered. I will be having another contest soon, so keep reading!

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017

book launch for my covered bridge book!

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I hope you can join me for the launch of my new poetry book ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’ (Chapel Street Editions, 2017). The launch will be at Westminster Books in Fredericton on December 2, 2017 at 2:00 in the afternoon.

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Anyone who buys one of my books will be entered in a draw to win one of my paintings. This painting (11″ x 14″, ‘apple orchard green’, acrylic, gallery edges) is a companion to the painting on the cover of my book.

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Hope to see you there. For those of you so far away, perhaps there is a book reading in your own area to attend.

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All my best!

Jane

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