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A Little Review of My Year of Art via the #2017BestNine

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A Little Review of My Year of Art via the #2017BestNine

Have you had your “Best Nine” assembled for Instagram yet? It is a strange phenomenon to me, but I do it anyway. Here's a bit of the year in review using my #2017BestNine as a lens and jumping-off point.

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Summer Adventures and New Work

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Summer Adventures and New Work

Although I like to think I'm an artist every hour of every day, there are a lot of other things going on in my life this time of year. I've still had plenty of time to work on a bunch of little watercolors and one great, big oil painting, but in other news... Among the crazy things I got myself into for spring was the North Face Endurance Challenge Series races at Mount Wachusett over the weekend of June 10th and 11th. I signed up for a trail half marathon (13.1 miles) without even examining the course map first. Turns...

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The latest large scale oil on canvas painting from my studio. Watch me paint!

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The latest large scale oil on canvas painting from my studio. Watch me paint!

Here's what I've been up to in the studio for the last few months! Watch an amazing cloudscape come together in this timelapse of my oil on canvas painting "Osgood Trail, Mount Madison, N.H." painted between February and April 2017. This is over twenty hours of painting time condensed into about a minute and half!    

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The Story Behind the Painting: Crawford Path on Mount Washington

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The Story Behind the Painting: Crawford Path on Mount Washington

At first the day seems chilly. Clouds envelope the hut where I stayed the night before all through the early morning as I carefully repack my pack for the day’s hike. At breakfast the fog begins to lift under the force of shifting winds and a few cups of coffee. Views of the valley appear and vanish, to small gasps of other guests as they catch a flash of green and blue behind the white veil. Eventually the clouds drop below us, revealing the blue dome above. A frenzy of activity ensues as we hikers rush to get out on...

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Painting from the White Mountains: "Cloudsweep," A Grand Oil on Canvas

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Painting from the White Mountains: "Cloudsweep," A Grand Oil on Canvas

This year's painting trip to New Hampshire's White Mountains led to the creation of this grand oil on canvas, "Cloudsweep," depicting Star Lake on the Presidential Range.

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