Landscapes

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I really enjoy being in nature in the morning.  Colors are so much more saturated, Lights and shadows are stronger.  Even the plainest, ugliest places look beautiful, and pretty places become breathtaking. Last december, my daughter and I went looking at waterfalls in Indiana with my dad. We were at Cataract Falls State Recreation area, […]

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Today I went hiking with my little girl.  It was a beautiful late winter day.  We headed about 20 minutes down the road to try out a trail I had seen on my topographical map, but had never hiked.  It looked short and fun, which is perfect for a two year old. One especially fun […]

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I love morning. The quality of the light is amazing. Nothing is better than morning on the water. This is my most recent painting. My Dad took my daughter and I for a visit of some Indiana state parks. This was at Cataract Falls park. I loved how this fisherman helped understand the scale of […]

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Temples are important sacred buildings. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. We have temples all over the world. In these temples we have marriages that we believe are for eternity. We can be sealed to family members that have passed on, and other sacred things. Temples are also […]

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My Dad, Tom Slack of http://tomslack.com and I have been doing watercolors each week. Last week our challenge was architecture. This is my painting. It is of Flat Top Manor in the morning. This is a mansion on beautiful grounds with hiking trails and lakes. It is on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, […]

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As is obvious by looking at my paintings, I love waterfalls. This summer we took a road trip out west and visited 7 national parks. One of my favorites was Yellowstone. We saw lots of geysers, wildlife, and tourists. Yellowstone falls from Artist’s Point was my favorite thing we saw. I have been doing a […]

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One of the most beautiful times in the Southeast is spring. Mountain Laurel, Rhododendron, and Azaleas all bloom so beautifully. Of course in the High Country, spring comes later. This is a picture of Grandfather Mountain, from the entrance. The pink of the rhododendron blossoms contrasts beautifully with the green of the trees.  

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Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, is another spot we visited on our honeymoon. This is a painting looking across the mile high swinging bridge from the other side.  This is the most famous part of the destination, and very cool. Grandfather Mountain also has a zoo to rehab animals, a visitors center and miles of trails. […]

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It has been a while since i have posted, but i still have been busy painting, so expect a number of new posts. Lynley and I got married 4 years ago. Our honeymoon was the Blue Ridge Parkway through Virginia and North Carolina mountains. One of our favorite days was between Boone, NC and Asheville, […]

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Well here is another painting in my series about my area.  I love the different colors in the field, and the way the warm yellows, oranges and reds read against the darker trees, and bluer mountains.  This is one of my favorites so far!

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