A Special Story and a Pumpkin…

October 15, 2015|Annie Salness|Comments Off|10x10,Amy Melious,Annie Salness,oil,Portland Open Studios,pumpkin,Washington County Open Studios

Pumpkin 2 10"x 10" oil on board $175

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I had a wonderful time this weekend at thePortland Open Studios tour at my house. THANK YOU to all who took time out of their day to come see me!

It is the last weekend this year for thePortland Open Studios and theWashington County Open Studiostours: 

Oct. 17-18, 10am - 5pm. 

This is a "unique educational opportunity for the public to witness art in the making, and learn about media, materials and the business of creative endeavor." from PDXOS

I will have maps to the other artists' studios.

My address is: 12545 NW Coleman Dr., Portland, OR. 97229. 

Come on by!!!

Amy, Me, and John

I REALLY have to share this with you...


Just last week I shared with you the story about my cousin, Amy Melious, and how she developed the photo of our Grandpa Jack with a Photoshop composite and acrylic paint. She did two versions of Jack, one for her brother John, and one for the Cattlemans Restaurant.


She lives in Canada and John lives in Santa Rosa, CA., and I live in Portland, OR and they just *happened* to be passing by my house? Last Saturday? WHAT????? - (it's a long story...)

I couldn't believe it!

AND, they had John's picture of Grandpa Jack in their car!!!!

John and Amy! :) Studio Tip













I just got this gooseneck flexible thingy...made for a cell phone or a tablet?

I use it for my handmade viewfinder. (Based on Carol Marine's book

It helps me crop in or frame the still life. 


Listening to while I paint:

Audiobook:   Need a new one.... :)

Podcasts:  American's Test Kitchen, hosted by Christopher Kimball Online Marketing Made Easy, hosted by Amy Porterfield

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

Truth For Life, hosted by Alistair Begg

Music: My iPod What I am reading: Youtility, by Jay Baer 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! :)





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