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October FLAVORS – Pecan Pie

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 artist and dear friend, Jo Reimer, who gave me her friend Novella’s recipe for Pecan…

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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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March FLAVORS: Mexican Slaw

Mexican Slaw ingredients as still life

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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My 2018 Calendars are Here!

Professionally printed calendars by Annie Salness

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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Garlic, Rosemary

Cloves of garlic as still life subject

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 Pumpkin

October is for pumpkins!

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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Mini-Lesson: Painting Glass

Painting glass and reflections

  Just by itself, glass is beautiful. It also lends even the dullest objects sparkle and light—and painting it is a fun and challenging exercise.. I’ve been doing a lot of work lately that features glass, so thought I’d share a few tips. For the paintings for my 2018 Calendar, I chose clear, uncolored glass, so you can see the true color of…

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Beets

You can't beat beets!

Beets are so beautiful. Just look at that fantastic red (maybe alizarin?) color they produce! Along with my beets painting for my 2017 Vegetable Calendar, I’m happy to share this wonderful story and borscht recipe from textile artist, Susan Purney Mark. See her work and check out her workshops here. Did you know that taste and smell are our first memories?…

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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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Prepping for "Flavors"

Here are my painting panels

Here are the new panels for my 2018 calendar, which I’m calling Flavors. I chose the theme of “Flavors” because it would allow me to paint such a wide variety of things—and it would allow my friends to send in their favorite flavor combinations to me along with their favorite recipes using those flavors. A win-win! This is an exciting…

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