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: 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:  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

Artnotes: Uncivilized

In Blossom   Laurie Fox Pessemier   Acrylic/canvas  10 x 20″  25 x 50cm    275.00 I am sitting in my sunny yard at 3:16 in the afternoon, listening to the children in the grammar school sing songs, accompanied by a piano and castanets.  Life doesn’t get much better.    My trees are growing.  The grass is cut. We bought a push lawn mower which is … Continue reading Artnotes: Uncivilized

Artnotes: Tuesday

Daffy-Dills   Laurie Fox Pessemier   Acrylic/canvas   12 x 12″  30 x 30 cm Three people, on foot, stood  in our driveway.  We were coming home from a walk with Harika. Buona Sera, I shouted – after 3PM in the afternoon one says, Buona Sera (good evening).  They all smiled and went on to ask, because we were English speakers, would we be interested in trading … Continue reading Artnotes: Tuesday

Artnotes: March on

House at Pieve di Trebbio  Blair Pessemier  Acrylic/canvas  9.5 x 12″ 24 x 30 cm  175.00 Ides of March?  I am through worrying about bad times.  I am plunging ahead, swimming through to spring and happiness and everything wonderful.    Of course, I am aware of another giant heating bill; but spring has sprung.  I’ve turned the temperature down to 65.  Our neighbors tell us we … Continue reading Artnotes: March on

Artnotes: Wanted

I never thought I would really visit Switzerland, but I am so pleased that we have come.  We are staying with a friend, which makes it possible.   Switzerland reminds me of my life growing up in Connecticut (I loved snow until taught not to), at least the wintertime.  We’ve been spending time indoors playing games.   The views are incredible – snow falling, jagged mountain peaks.  … Continue reading Artnotes: Wanted

Artnotes: Too Good Looking

“That looks like a good nursery”, Blair commented on our drive home from Bologna.  We stopped.   I have been coveting Royal Empress trees (Paulownia Tomentoso), but getting ones of the right size has been impossible.  They are either two small, 18 inches tall; or too big, 12 feet tall with a root ball requiring a backhoe to plant.   Blair fell for four crabapples, pink and … Continue reading Artnotes: Too Good Looking