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

August FLAVORS – Fruit Kuchen

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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Learn about portrait commissions

Painting Lovable Louie

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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Cucumber Salad by Annie Salness

July FLAVORS: Cucumber Salad

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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We find still life props at the farmers market

Making Art 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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Check out the podcast where I'm interviewed

Overcoming a Major Setback – Annie Salness (Podcast)

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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A recipe inspired still life

June FLAVORS: Balsamic Herb Marinade

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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Tools, techniques and art all in one room

Art Extravaganza!

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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Another recipe-inspired painting

May FLAVORS: Mushroom Risotto

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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Painting workshops are enriching – for artists too!

Ruth Armitage’s Cold Wax Painting Workshop

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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Gift cards are good for classes, purchases and commissions.

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