Artnotes: Ferrari

Modena in May  Blair Pessemier  Acrylic/linen  11 x 18″  27 x 46cm  325.00 ​ The week slipped by like a Ferrari.   Ha!  we went to the Mille Miglia race this weekend, where remarkable cars make the run from Brescia to Rome and back, over the weekend.   The first time we saw the race was in Castelfranco, some years ago.  Blair still fondly recalls seeing 18 … Continue reading Artnotes: Ferrari

Artnotes: Bloom Where We’re Planted

Just Bloomed   Laurie Fox Pessemier   Acrylic/linen  20 x 24″  50 x 60cm Why is it some weeks nothing goes on and others?  Phew, we had one of those  last week. In Paris, we visited with more friends than we remembered:  one who converses with the trees and another that has been unraveling the secrets of life.  Our friend Vincent Gagliostro made a film, … Continue reading Artnotes: Bloom Where We’re Planted

Artnotes: About the Future

View from the balcony: Val de Grace   Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/linen       225.00 ​I am writing to you from a rainy and grey Paris this morning.  The cool damp air feels good on my skin, even the occasional shower refreshing.  I recall a French woman, Mireille, from Paris, telling me how her first memory was of rain, on her face, in her … Continue reading Artnotes: About the Future

Artnotes: Still Life

​Wildflowers on Yellow  Laurie Fox Pessemier   Acrylic/linen  12 x 12″  30 x 30cm  175.00 Since I’ve tried writing a book, I can’t seem to put a single line down on paper without going over it, going over it.  Yikes.  I’ve broken my groove.  Get happy. ​Buttercups  Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/linen  8 x 12″  20 x 30cm  175.00 Painting has never appealed to me more, … Continue reading Artnotes: Still Life

Artnotes: …it could snow again

Begonias in the shade    Laurie Fox Pessemier   Acrylic/linen   12 x 12″  30 x 30cm We had snow this week!  That’s no April Fool’s joke, either… followed by frost four mornings in a row, so far.  Just when we believed that it was summer, and I planted my seeds. ​Yellow Peppers  Laurie Fox Pessemier   Acrylic/linen  12 x 20″  30 x 50cm It didn’t … Continue reading Artnotes: …it could snow again

Artnotes: Noisemakers

Artnotes:  Noisemakers Crabapple in a big blue Vase  Laurie Fox Pessemier   Acrylic/linen  10 x 19″  25 x 50cm  200.00 At the bottom of the big hills leading to Modena, there is a turn out by the side of the road.  It was here I stopped to await  further instruction as to Blair’s whereabouts.  The phone connection was feeble while he was on the train, … Continue reading Artnotes: Noisemakers

Artnotes:  A Handful of Daffodils

  Sunlight in the Door  Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/canvas 8 x 12″   20 x 30cm   175.00 It is so bright out I was forced to paint indoors this morning.  I love the look of the sun bursting into the dark interior.  Harika (my dog) and I are holding down the fort here, while Blair is in the USA.  He comes back on Monday … Continue reading Artnotes:  A Handful of Daffodils

Rimini: Life on the Beach

As I write this, I am at the beach in Rimini with my dog, Harika.   I needed apartness from the vacuum cleaner, the garden hose, the washing machine:  all these things keep me from writing my “Slow Travel” book.  In fact, It is I who find excuses why not to make a table of contents. Actually, I am in Viserbella, a strictly beach-resort bit of … Continue reading Rimini: Life on the Beach