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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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