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Inspiration From You

Inspiration for my art comes from many places. Sometimes it’s a photo that I’ve seen. Other times it’s the way a certain part of town or scenery makes me feel … so I go grab my camera to capture what I can.

I thought it would be fun to include my friends and blog followers in my search for inspiration.
I want to know …What inspires you? What would you like me to paint?

Do you have a photo that really speaks to you? Or maybe it’s an idea that tugs at you a bit? I’d love to know about it. It could be a place, an object, food, a quote, a book , etc. If you want to include people, I would prefer something that does not focus on their face. It is amazing how you can recognize someone by their posture or gesture! Let’s see what we can create together!

Please submit your photos or ideas to me at: annie@anniesalness.com. If I choose your submission to paint, I’ll give you a free reproduction or note cards as my way of saying, “Thanks for the inspiration!”

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Fall Trees

5″x 7″acrylic on masoniteThe color of the leaves on the trees and the light is glorious this time of year! I have been taking pictures and stopping to look and appreciate at every opportunity.Click on image for larger view.

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Apples

5″x 7″acrylic on masoniteHere is a quick painting where I added some different colors to my palette and tried to work on my edges.Click on image for larger view.

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New Golden Products

I just attended a very informative demo about the new Golden OPEN Acrylics and Digital grounds.The Open Acrylics stay wet significantly longer than the regular acrylics and the OPEN mediums and paints can be mixed with Golden regular paints allowing yo…

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An Illustrated Life

Danny Gregory, author of Everyday Matters and The Creative License, has a new book coming out in the next month or so called An Illustrated Life. There are several artists featured in this book and he has been doing podcasts with some of the artists to…

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The Bean

5″x 7″acrylic on masoniteHere is the weekly challenge for Different Strokes From Different Folks. This is a painting of Cloud Gate in Millennium Park in Chicago. If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to click on the link and see the photo. It is very…

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Sir Ken Robinson

I just watched a very stirring video from a TED conference:”Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. “I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Gift cards work for any purchase on Annie Salness Artist

Gift cards are good for classes, purchases and commissions.

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