Artnotes: I Can’t Explain

Every morning this week we have heard gunshots while on our walk.  It’s a bit disconcerting, but part of living in the country.  Men are out hunting boar.  There are numerous boar (and boors) all over Italy, and they are not endangered.  Still, the idea of killing them is always a bit difficult. When we get back home, I sort through the generous contribution of … Continue reading Artnotes: I Can’t Explain

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: Ah, City

On the way home from Cefalu, we stopped in the little fishing town of Bagheria.  It is actually a part of Palermo, about 7 kilometers from the city center.   We stopped to see a museum/gallery, a kind of villa “squat” of a contemporary artist. I have had an aversion recently to museums, and at last minute we didn’t go into this one.   I am trying … Continue reading Artnotes: Ah, City