Archive for August, 2011

Ferragosto Update

August 24th, 2011
Edmund

We continue into August with one of the nicest summers in recent memory…cool evenings and 85 degree afternoons and perfect mornings for exploring the hill towns. Our last group was actually two groups put together: Carol Duchamp and her Bay Area Art Trek painters, and a group of artists from North Carolina lead by Fritz Kapraun and Virginia Wright-Frierson. The groups melded beautifully and trans-continental friendships flourished. Carol paints colorful mystic abstracts while Fritz specializes in en plein air watercolors and Ginny is a consummate

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In Depth Interview with Artist Lisa Guthrie

August 24th, 2011
Lisa Guthrie

Artist, art instructor, and landscape architect Lisa Guthrie has been involved with La Romita since 1989!  The Marin County, California resident recently spoke with La Romita’s Amina Quargnali-Diehl about watercolor, her artistic influences, her history with La Romita, current projects, and advice for artists just starting out. Amina: When did you first realize you were an artist? Lisa: I grew up around artists, and grew up around art… it was always expected. My childhood scrawls were always encouraged. My father had a classical arts background

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Fagiolini al Pomodoro

August 24th, 2011
Fagiolini

Green beans have a nice long season, and are a delicious accompaniment to a summer meal. Fagiolini al Pomodoro is a common preparation in Umbria (and Tuscany) and is (as most Italian dishes) extremely simple, essentially a short braise of the bean in a basic tomato sauce. As always, start with the best, freshest ingredients available to you. Fagiolini al Pomodoro Ingredients: 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed 8 oz of crushed tomatoes (choose the best canned tomatoes you can find) 3/4 cup of water 1-2

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