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Children coming into the world bring excitement, hope, anxiety, and fear. They bring happiness, exhaustion, and most of all, joy. We have 3 kids, and are done with having babies. Knowing the 3rd one was going to be the last one, Lynley asked me to do a painting of her, expecting. I chose this particular […]

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I have beautiful daughters. I love them so much! I painted a couple of paintings of my oldest daughter when she was little, and so my wife asked me to do one of my middle daughter. She has lots of personality, and is very cute. This was Easter last year. I love the early morning […]

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            On Memorial Day weekend we took a trip to Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  We timed it just right to enjoy sitting through a tropical storm making landfall. After the storm, we all went and played at the beach.  Going to the beach with little kids is fun.  Seeing the […]

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It has been years (since I was a student at Utah State) that I have done a self portrait with oil paints.  Recently I have been teaching college painting classes, and had my students do self portraits.  This was my demo. I like it.

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When I was a kid, my dad and I spent a lot of time with each other out in the canoe.  I think it helped us keep a strong relationship. No wonder that I was excited to get a canoe for my 36th birthday. The next few years I had a baby girl to small […]

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I don’t often paint people. My dad is excellent at it and it excites him.  I don’t really enjoy it, though. I am more into the world around us.  My wife has asked me multiple times to paint our daughter. She is a cutie, so yesterday, I made an attempt. I think from a distance […]

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Mr Murphy is an art lover and client.  He has a beautiful, well designed condo full of Jared Slack paintings. After purchasing several of my paintings he asked me to do his portrait.  He did not want a traditional portrait, so we discussed ideas and came up with this one to best show his artistic, […]

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