Artnotes: Go, Aunt Franny

​Geraniums Red Gold Green   Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/linen  11 x 16″  27 x 41cm  225.00 Our friend Kone(co-nay) went back to Mali.  After four years of trying to get to Europe and then two years trying to fit in, he’s gone back to Mali to his wife and child.  He was among the refugees that came through Libya, where they are often imprisoned, or … Continue reading Artnotes: Go, Aunt Franny

Artnotes: It Must Be Italy

We were disappointed a friend couldn’t make it to visit this week (vacation can be complicated; he may come later) so we took a motor trip ourselves.  A painting friend lent us his villa in the hills outside of Rome. ​View East from Stimigliano  Blair Pessemier  Acrylic/linen  16 x 20″  40 x 50cm  275.00 We stopped halfway at Arezzo (2 hours), where Piero della Francesco’s … Continue reading Artnotes: It Must Be Italy

Artnotes: TV

Begonias on an Indian Background  Laurie Fox Pessemier   Acrylic/linen  12 x 12 30 x 30cm  225.00​ Blair and I actually watched our Internet TV this week, for the first time since last summer.   We saw and heard Comey testify in front of the Senate committee.  I loved hearing his eloquence:  whole sentences delivered in a calm, deliberate way. I have watched other “speeches”, mostly … Continue reading Artnotes: TV

Artnotes: The Mower

Roses in Glass   Laurie Fox Pessemier   Acrylic/linen  12 x 12  30 x 30cm The birds perch at the edges of the lawn, cocking their heads side-to-side; butterflies can’t light – their world, which existed for the past two months, has been destroyed in one fell swoop: The Mower.  Two or three times a summer, the giant mowing tractor, with its sweeping blades, tears … Continue reading Artnotes: The Mower

Jungle Telegraph

Painting near the Conservatory  Blair Pessemier  Acrylic/linen  18 x 13″  46 x 33cm  400.00 We are already at that time of year here when one must stay inside part of the day.  It is so hot and sunny after lunch, we come inside and hole up until after 5. Roses in a Wooden Vase  Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/linen  12 x 12″  30 x 30cm   … Continue reading Jungle Telegraph

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: 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