Before our journey to France this July, we invited the guests joining us this year for a “Van Gogh lunch”, to meet their fellow travelers and discuss the details of the journey as well as have a show and tell of plein air painting supplies we will use while traveling.
On the pleasant spring day, after a delicious lunch on the pavilion of California Tuna Toss Salad (recipe follows), and fresh Mango Almond dessert, we set up our painting supplies, and the artists worked and watched as I demonstrated my simple techniques for painting plein air in the lower garden in front of the small brightly painted garden house. Plein air painting is fun and is something that all artists should try. It can be frustrating at times as the light changes so quickly, however any ability to capture some special moment in time on canvas should never be undervalued. It is a joy that is rarely matched in the world of painting. If you wish to join us on this upcoming journey to Arles, France, or perhaps one that we are planning in the future, please fill out the contact form on this newsletter and let me know your interests in traveling with artists. We look forward to sharing these joy-filled moments with you!
California Tuna Toss
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 med. Tomato diced
2 Tbsp Capers
1/2 cup tightly packed chopped Parsley
2 cloves crushed Garlic
1 small can sliced Black Olives (or other good Olives sliced)
1 large can White Tuna packed in water, drained
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
Cook 8 oz. Rotine Pasta according to Package directions (do not rinse)
add hot pasta to bowl, top with
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
Mix well, serve on washed sliced Romaine lettuce with extra cheese for topping