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Posts by Annie Salness

Artist’s Play Date: Collage

I’ve been talking for a while about how much I wanted to have an Artist’s Play Date. So some artist friends and I decided to do it. My friend, Carol, was the leader for our “play” time, and she thought collage would be a good assignment for us painters because it’s totally different from what we…

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Huckabee, the Bernese Mountain Dog

Just wrapped up another pet portrait commission–how lucky am I? I am absolutely loving having the chance to get to know these wonderful animals. I took a picture of beautiful Huckabee at Farmers Market this summer. His beautiful coloring and luxurious fur caught my eye right away. These big beauties were originally working dogs on farms–and even pulled…

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October FLAVORS – Pecan Pie

For my 2018 calendar, I invited art friends and colleagues to contribute their favorite FLAVOR combination, along with a recipe and a story. I received 12 great combos and I used the ingredients for my inspiration.  This month I’m featuring artist and dear friend, Jo Reimer, who gave me her friend Novella’s recipe for Pecan…

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Why Don’t We Play More?

I’ve been participating in the 3 Dimensional Coaching online program.  It’s a teaching tool to encourage and educate the coaching community. I got involved because my husband is a coach and we’ve coached football, volleyball, and basketball together. The framework of the program helps coaches become more: Fundamentally sound (1st Dimension)  Skilled at coaching the mind…

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September FLAVORS – Dutch Pancake

Learn how to paint glass and reflections

For my 2018 calendar, I invited art friends and colleagues to contribute their favorite FLAVOR combination, along with a recipe and a story. I received 12 great combos and used the ingredients for the recipes as my inspiration. This month I’m featuring the story and recipe of artist Christy Stephens. Christy sent in a recipe…

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Stroke Update – Scooter

I am so lucky and blessed to have so much going for me: My kids are happy and successful and all doing well, and I have a husband who loves and supports me. My stroke could have been much worse and I am so grateful that it wasn’t. BUT today was hard. And I feel foolish as I…

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My Vegetable Calendar for 2017

Original painting for the 2017 Recipe calendar

You might have seen some of the sneak-peeks of my 2017 vegetable calendar. I’m so excited that it’s almost complete. It will be available at Portland Open Studios and Washington County Open Studios in October. I chose vege…

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A Special Story and a Pumpkin…

Pumpkin 210″x 10″oil on board$175Click here to purchaseI had a wonderful time this weekend at the Portland Open Studios tour at my house. THANK YOU to all who took time out of their day to come see me!It is the last weekend this year for the Portl…

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Calendars Done!, Grandpa Jack, Amy Melious

CalendarsThe paintings for the calendars are done and the images are off to the printer to be made into wall calendars, desk calendars and note cards for Portland Open Studios and Washington County Open Studios.  This is a “uni…

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