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Annie Salness

Still Life Painting with Persimmon

Last January, a student in one of my painting classes brought in these lovely persimmons for us to paint, so I arranged them so that my students could do some still life paintings. Aren’t they beautiful? I love that rich, amber yellow color.   Persimmons ready for still life painting. Finally, almost a year later, …

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December FLAVORS: Texas Caesar Dip

still life 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 in my studio. This month I’m featuring the story and recipe for Texas Caesar Dip, submitted by artist Mona Jones…

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The Beauty of Bok Choy

Still life of bok choy in glass

Marilyn Joyce, a friend and an amazing artist, submitted this recipe for my 2017 Vegetable Calendar. Here is her flavorful recipe: BOK CHOY I love to grow this special veggie. It’s super easy, plentiful and delicious! Just pull a stalk off and nibble away. This recipe mixes the traditional soy sauce and sesame oil with a…

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Remembering "Soup’s On!"

Over the years, I’ve met a lot of wonderful people. There are all the great parents at the kids’ sports events. Families we know from church. Friends from the club where I worked out. And our excellent neighbors. The only challenge was that I’d see them at a certain time and place, and then wouldn’t have a reason to see them any…

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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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