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Posts by Annie Salness Artist

August FLAVORS – Fruit Kuchen

Learn about the 2018 FLavors calendar and one of its recipe contributors

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 the story and recipe of artist Sarah Peroutka. Here is the still life I painted…

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Painting Lovable Louie

Learn about portrait commissions

I had the privilege of making a painting of this adorable dog, Louie, for a Mother’s Day gift this spring. People often ask me the process I use when I am commissioned to paint a pet. Here’s how it works: After we talk about the pet and what makes him or her so special, I ask…

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July FLAVORS: Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad by Annie Salness

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 a story and recipe (Cucumber Salad) from artist Carol Marine. It’s a perfect dish for July…

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Making Art at the Farmers Market

We find still life props at the farmers market

This past Saturday was the first Farmers Market class of the summer at the wonderful Cedar Mill Farmers Market. We met at a local Starbucks for coffee and then walked over to the market. There we enjoyed the morning sun, music, and people, and each participant chose a colorful vegetable, fruit, or flower to paint.…

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Overcoming a Major Setback – Annie Salness (Podcast)

Check out the podcast where I'm interviewed

I was so honored to be a guest on Alyson Stanfield’s podcast. Alyson is an art business consultant and author of I’d Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion. She helps artists gain more recognition, organize and systematize their businesses, and sell more art at ArtBizCoach.com. I’ve followed her for years.  She was…

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June FLAVORS: Balsamic Herb Marinade

A recipe inspired still life

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 am featuring…..me! Here’s the still life I set up to work with: the rosemary sprig and…

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Art Extravaganza!

Tools, techniques and art all in one room

Recently I went to Art Extravaganza, the annual art tools and technique trade show in Oregon City that’s put on by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance. And I was glad I did! I spend a lot of time alone in my studio and attending events like this both gets me out of my comfort zone and…

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May FLAVORS: Mushroom Risotto

Another recipe-inspired painting

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 was Steve and David’s Mushroom Risotto. Here’s the original still life I set up. I thought this…

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Ruth Armitage’s Cold Wax Painting Workshop

Painting workshops are enriching – for artists too!

I spent two days in March at Ruth Armitage’s cold wax and oil workshop. I take workshops for many reasons—to meet new people, to learn new techniques and to see how other artists work and teach. I have known Ruth for a few years and heard what an incredible teacher she was, so I was…

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April: Halibut Kebabs and Asian Spices

See April's recipe-inspired painting

For my 2018 calendar, I invited 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 was a tasty combo of halibut with Asian spices. My original still life. Because I left it set…

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