Artnotes: Yikes!

  Mowed (at the Pieve Trebbio)  Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/canvas  12 x 18″  30 x 45cm    275.00 Today we painted at the Pieve di Trebbio, an old church site at the edge of Rocca Malatina.  We’ve been painting with a new found friend here in Rocca.  She is from Milan, only here for the summer, but she has been a dream.  While Blair and … Continue reading Artnotes: Yikes!

Artnotes: Little Things

Roses and Fig Leaves  Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/canvas  16 x 14″   40 x 35cm   200.00 I started “The Mosquito Journal” a couple of months ago, and really enjoy just jotting down in pen or pencil a few thoughts about the day.  It makes me think of Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book from the 11th century (unlike the tawdry 1996 movie); or Samuel Pepys Diary from the 1600s:  only a … Continue reading Artnotes: Little Things

Artnotes: HAT

  Artnotes 1 vanished from my screen, so here I sit, scanning my brain for a new idea.  In fact, the last version wasn’t really so good. I wrote about coming back from vacation with a wellspring of ideas:   OK, so let’s see them. Blair’s Hat   Laurie Fox Pessemier   Acrylic/newspaper  17 x 24″  41 x 63cm  95.00 I think it is worthwhile to mention that … Continue reading Artnotes: HAT

Artnotes: Home

Yellow Butterfly   Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/newspaper    17 x 24″   41 x 63cm Gee but it’s great to be back home.  Rocca Malatina: friends, the big house, the yard, roses and hundreds of butterflies.   One of the first things I noticed upon our return were the butterflies.  Not fancy Vladimir Nabakov varieties but, the run-o-mill cabbage butterflies (white with black dots), or the red admirable, tiny blues (that’s a Nabakov … Continue reading Artnotes: Home

Better than Art

​Artnotes:  Better than Art Stop at the Beach    Blair Pessemier   Acrylic/canvas 14 x 18″    150.00 We are readying ourselves for our show in Brimfield.  Some of the great old  paintings and bargains punctuate this posting of Artnotes.   I am under great pressure to sell as my life in Winsted, Connecticut changes. ​Boys with Inner Tubes  Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/canvas  12 x 12   100.00 On the … Continue reading Better than Art

Artnotes: An Oddball Idea

This is my last post from Rocca Malatina for awhile.  We’re headed to the USA next week.  I made the reservation two months before my Dad passed away, and we constructed our summer around that.  It will be weird he isn’t there, but we’ll find new fun.  We are participating in the big sale at Brimfield, Massachusetts, the 12-14 July.  I am going to sell … Continue reading Artnotes: An Oddball Idea

Especially in Summer

We painted outdoors this week, with two wonderful painters in Cetona, Tuscany.  They were repeat students, who we’ve known for ever so long.   One we met shortly after her birth 17 years ago; the other is her sister of 14 years (we celebrated her birthday on Tuesday!).   We used to paint in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris together. We stayed in a rental apartment in Cetona, with incredible … Continue reading Especially in Summer

Artnotes: Water

 Artnotes:  Water Goose Yellow  Laurie Fox Pessemier Acrylic/newspaper  17 x 24″   41 x 63cm  90.00 ​Blair and I celebrated 38 years of marriage this week.  Harika celebrated her 11th birthday:  steaks on the barbecue (for H) and lunch and a visit to Sestola (for us, H, and our guest). ​   Goose Green  Laurie Fox Pessemier Acrylic/newspaper  17 x 24″   41 x 63cm  90.00 We’d originally hoped to go … Continue reading Artnotes: Water

Artnotes: Something to Talk About

 Laurie Fox Pessemier Acrylic/newspaper  17 x 24″   41 x 63cm   Because I used to speak to my father every day, I made a point of finding and remember little odd bits of experience I would have, to add to conversation.   Some of that would end up here in Artnotes, but some was too trivial, or too personal, to put into writing. Nonetheless, this week was chock-a-block … Continue reading Artnotes: Something to Talk About