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Great Routes in the White Mountains: Ammonoosuc Ravine to Mount Washington and down the Jewell Trail

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Great Routes in the White Mountains: Ammonoosuc Ravine to Mount Washington and down the Jewell Trail

The hiking season is in full swing, but it was only the weekend of June 16, just days before the summer solstice, that I got out on the trails for the first time! Horrors! Fortunately I was invited on a work trip to help guide a fantastic group of hikers to Lakes of the Clouds Hut on Mount Washington in the beautiful White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, so off I went!

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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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Stormy Weather: On Clouds and Painting

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Stormy Weather: On Clouds and Painting

It’s easy to admire a perfectly cloudless day on a mountain summit. It means we rarely consider our fears about coldness, damp, or the possibility of getting lost. In summer daylight runs long. There’s a swimming hole down the trail once we’re back in the hot, humid air of the trees. Perhaps there’s a cold beer at day’s end. We love these days because they are uncomplicated. Climbing the mountain was made less strenuous by the absence of clouds. Though I love this type of day, especially when traversing a long, exposed range of mountains; in my paintings I gravitate...

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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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