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

Rimini: the first 24 hours

Blair is away in America, so Harika and I decided to camp out, holiday studio style, in Rimini.    Our street leads directly to the beach, which is, mercifully, EMPTY right now. I just took Harika for walk.  We both ran in the shallow water.  I pointed out the two terns, still in winter plumage, that looked like statues.  She cautiously changed her point of … Continue reading Rimini: the first 24 hours

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