Tag Archives: Gouache Painting
4 Jun

H.4, 2010. Katie Hillman

One from a recent series I’ve been working on.

4 May

Aerial, 2010 (click for a better view!)

I’m off to go see the BFA Exhibit opening at my old University, after some Mother’s Day shopping. University Galleries/Museums are an excellent way to view new art, and to see what young contemporary artists are creating. Check out a show at a nearby university!

Maybe someday this week I’ll actually get to do some more of my own painting, after finishing a collaborative writer/artist project with my sister. How do all these things sneak up on me?

Mussels with Cherry Tomatoes

26 Feb


-2 lbs mussels cleaned and debearded

-Approx. 2 pints cherry tomatoes

-Approx. 6 shallots, thinly sliced

-Approx. 4 cloves of garlic thinly sliced

-Approx 1.5 cups leftover marinara sauce ( We had some left over Cooking Light Marinara sauce we had made earlier in the week at my house)

-Approx 1/2 c. white wine

-Dash of Fennel Seeds

Roast the tomatoes with olive oil in the oven for about 45 minutes, I had them wrapped in an envelope of tinfoil for easy tray clean up. While water for pasta is boiling, slice shallots and garlic. SauteƩ briefly in a dutch oven with a dash of fennel, add the sauce and white wine and bring to a boil. Add in cherry tomatoes and mussels, cover, and steam for about 5 minutes until mussels open. Served over whole wheat penne with some parmesan cheese.