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Happy Thanksgiving! and Scott Conary's Studio


Pumpkin
8"x 8"
oil on gessoboard
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My husband and I went to the Sitka Art Invitational, and I was stuck by Scott Conary's work, especially by his painting, "Robert's Door".
The use of color and the paint application was stunning!
 
Roberts Door
32"x 54"
oil on canvas
Clearly, the colors, paint application, and its majesty does not show up in this photo. 
That is why it is so important to see the art work in person! 
"As my eyes came upon the worn door on the heavy old house, I saw the painting in my head. I saw generations of hands turning a now missing knob and" read more by Scott.... 

 Scott lives near my friend Mona Cordell, so she and I and my new friend, Mary Parkes, got to go by his studio.
What a kind, gracious man.
He said that he cleaned up!

He makes his own frames or orders then from Franken Frames.
Prime
26"x 38"
oil on canvas
Meat!  Isn't it beautiful? Read more about meat here.

1928 Indian 4, 52" x 42", 
Oil on Canvas
-work in progress-
"A few months back, a friend gave me a tour of some old machines in Wichita. Amongst them was this amazing bike, restored by a friend of his. The painting is very much a work in progress, but the bones are there." -Scott
Ornament
7 1/2"x 6 3/4"
oil on panel
This painting inspired my "Pumpkin" painting. 

Take some time and really look at his work and read his stories. His blog is a great place to learn about his past and present struggles and how he, his wife and his daughter, continue to deal with these challenges. 
He can write and paint beautifully.


I have paintings for sale for your holiday gifts, most for under $200. 
Click here to purchase.
Or buy prints here.

Listening to while I paint:
Audio Books:
"A Painted House" by John Grisham, narrated by David Lansbury

Podcasts: 
Food is the New Rock, hosted by Zach Brooks
The Lede, hosted by Jerod Morris
Artists Helping Artists, hosted by Leslie Saeta
Social Media Examiner, hosted by Michael Stelzner
"Wait, Wait.... Don't Tell Me!", hosted by Peter Sagal
Splendid Table, hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper
American's Test Kitchen, hosted by Christopher Kimball

Music:
My iPod: Christmas music!

Really helpful!:
I am continually checking a dictionary, thesaurus, spell check, but one thing that has been particularly helpful is the grammar check! Please excuse any errors that I make and tell me! :)



Annie Salness Artist

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