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Posts Tagged ‘Annie Salness’

Artist’s Play Date: Collage

I’ve been talking for a while about how much I wanted to have an Artist’s Play Date. So some artist friends and I decided to do it. My friend, Carol, was the leader for our “play” time, and she thought collage would be a good assignment for us painters because it’s totally different from what we…

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November FLAVORS: Cranberry-Orange Relish

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 the story and recipe of artist Gretha Linwood. I told her that I wanted to…

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Huckabee, the Bernese Mountain Dog

Just wrapped up another pet portrait commission–how lucky am I? I am absolutely loving having the chance to get to know these wonderful animals. I took a picture of beautiful Huckabee at Farmers Market this summer. His beautiful coloring and luxurious fur caught my eye right away. These big beauties were originally working dogs on farms–and even pulled…

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August FLAVORS – Fruit Kuchen

Learn about the 2018 FLavors calendar and one of its recipe contributors

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 the story and recipe of artist Sarah Peroutka. Here is the still life I painted…

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Painting Lovable Louie

Learn about portrait commissions

I had the privilege of making a painting of this adorable dog, Louie, for a Mother’s Day gift this spring. People often ask me the process I use when I am commissioned to paint a pet. Here’s how it works: After we talk about the pet and what makes him or her so special, I ask…

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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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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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