One thing I’ve learned from my cousin, Amy Melious, is that there is texture (the look or feel of a surface) in even the more common things. For instance, the last time she visited me, I had these ugly cookie sheets “hidden” in my oven. She found them and decided that they were full of…

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We find still life props at the farmers market

This past Saturday was the first Farmers Market class of the summer at the wonderful Cedar Mill Farmers Market. We met at a local Starbucks for coffee and then walked over to the market. There we enjoyed the morning sun, music, and people, and each participant chose a colorful vegetable, fruit, or flower to paint.…

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A recipe inspired still life

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 am featuring…..me! Here’s the still life I set up to work with: the rosemary sprig and…

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See April's recipe-inspired 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 was a tasty combo of halibut with Asian spices. My original still life. Because I left it set…

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