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August 5, 2008 to August 30, 2008



Back of Hawk on Branch
Cluster of Trees on Slope
Cut Log from Fallen Tree
Early April
Fallen Tree in Woods
Group of Trees Against Blue Sky
Hills with Trees; Late Afternoon
Light Gray Cloud Over Landscape
Long Shadow on Ground
Mixed Trees Against Blue-green Sky
Mountains Behind Leafless Tree
Red Cow and Yellow Trees
Startled Deer
Thicket with Dark Opening
Tree by My House; Late Winter
Trees by Roadway
Turtle on Dead Wood, Leaves and Water
Willow Trunks in Winter
Forsythias Behind Leafless Tree
Empty Field
Tree Shadows on Dry Ground
Tree-Covered Hilltop

Nick Blosser is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and the prestigious American Academy Rome prize. His work is exhibited nationally.

These paintings came about by way of looking at and then internalizing the out-of doors in and around the area I live. The process of making the egg tempera / egg tempera and oil paintings begins with small on-site pencil sketches that I bring back to my studio and paint from. I strive to obtain the original impulse but distill it into something that has an enigma that leaves me unsettled but content.

The watercolor pieces are no different in terms of what I want to finally achieve, but I do a good bit of the painting on site without a preliminary study. Nevertheless, even with the watercolors, I feel as though I am starting from scratch once I bring it home and attempt to make it work. Therefore, though the medium may affect my process somewhat, I feel internally compelled to draw-out the process until I stumble into a middle ground somewhere between the ordinary and not-so-ordinary.

-Nick Blosser, 2008