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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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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Cucumber Salad by Annie Salness

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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This month's painting

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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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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