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Mexican Slaw ingredients as still life

March FLAVORS: Mexican Slaw

For my 2018 “Flavors” 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 those ingredients as my inspiration for 12 very unusual and unique paintings that make up this year’s calendar.   This month I’m featuring the…

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This month's painting

Sweet Potato Curry

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, I’m featuring the story and recipe of  Portland writer and editor, Madeleine Eno. Ever since…

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A messy art room meant closed door

"ART ROOM" is no longer a 4-letter word (Major Studio Cleanup!)

Back when I was living with my parents and taking three college art classes a semester—all of them with weekly projects due—my art room (aka my brother’s old bedroom) was a complete shambles!  In fact, “Art Room” was like a four-letter word in my family, something we just didn’t discuss. I was embarrassed and ashamed…

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Ginger Lemonade

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 loved working with all these ingredients in my studio and experimenting with how to present them. This month, I’m featuring the story and Ginger Lemonade recipe of…

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Red pepper calendar painting

Red Pepper

    RED PEPPER I used to stay away from any kind of bell peppers because my mother didn’t like them. Now, I love them! (Sorry, Mom!) This is a favorite marinara sauce in our house—one that my kids enjoy. —Annie Salness, www.anniesalness.com Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Marinara Serves 4 Sauce: 13-14 miscellaneous tomatoes,…

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Learn to paint reflections in glass

Scott Conary’s Painting Class

I take classes from people I admire and whose artwork I like. I appreciate learning from different artists and seeing how they set up their studios, what their thought processes are, and how they work. I recently took a painting class with Scott Conary because I love his work; I consider him so thoughtful and thought-provoking… about all things, and…

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Professionally printed calendars by Annie Salness

My 2018 Calendars are Here!

I’m so excited to share my new 2018 calendar!  At the beginning of each year, I narrow down the theme of the coming year’s edition. This year I decided on the idea of “FLAVORS”. I asked 12 art friends and colleagues for their recipe and story submissions. I would use ingredients from their recipes as inspiration…

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Cloves of garlic as still life subject

Garlic, Rosemary

This is a simple recipe but oh so flavorful! Gigi gives an explanation of how she uses it in her story. I put rosemary in the painting because I like garlic and rosemary and I thought that the painting needed a green element.   12″x 12″x 1″, oil on cradled panel, $285, Annie Salness GARLIC This is…

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October is for pumpkins!

October Pumpkin

Here is the October entry from last year’s Vegetable Calendar. Enjoy the wonderful story of Marcia’s 40th anniversary present—and this simple pumpkin butter recipe.   Marcia Bergtholdt Pumpkins are by far one of my very favorite things!  My husband knows this.  He couldn’t figure out what to get me for our 40th anniversary, so he bought…

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