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

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