Baby it's [still] cold outside.....

WINTER Oil on Panel 8 x 10 inches

WINTER
©2008 Felice Panagrosso
Oil on Panel
8 x 10 inches

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

  ~Victor Hugo

 

Dear Friends,

You all know that I love to paint en plein air.  But when the weather is cold and I haven’t painted outdoors for awhile, I sometimes take advantage of a convenient window.  Not to jump out of but to paint from.  The window frames the painting for me, I’m warm and can spend as much time as I like.  Here are three paintings  I’ve done over the years from three different windows, in three places we’ve lived.

The painting above was made from the front door at our house in Orange, Connecticut, facing the fields eastward.

 

ROOFTOPS FROM STUDIO ©Felice Panagrosso Oil on Canvas 20 x 24 cm

ROOFTOPS FROM STUDIO
©2006 Felice Panagrosso
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24 cm

This is from my studio at Villa Niel, during our first stay here in Paris.  Rare, bright winter light reflecting off rooftops.  Painting from windows always allows me a unique vantage point.  (ROOFTOPS FROM STUDIO is featured on Fine Art America’s website under Rooftop Prints).

 

Rue Picini ©2006 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Canvas 15 x 18 cm

Rue Picini
©2006 Felice Panagrosso
Oil on Canvas
15 x 18 cm

I made this painting from the window of an apartment in the 16th arrondissement, at rue Picini, a place we rented both at the beginning and end of our first stay in Paris.  It was on display at the Coffee and Tea Exposition in New York City in 2012.  The rain that day seemed to express my sadness at having to leave this city.  We never thought we’d return.

-Felice

Rue Picini is feature on Fine Art America’s Website under “Cityscapes”.

 

 

Sweet Nothings

SWEET NOTHINGS ©2014 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Panel 27 x 35 cm

SWEET NOTHINGS
©2014 Felice Panagrosso
Oil on Panel
27 x 35 cm

Dear Friends and Family,

It used to be difficult, if not impossible, to find good old-fashioned American style cupcakes in Paris.  Not anymore.  Now there are cupcake stores, cookie stores and hamburgers springing up all over.  But the best cupcake store in Paris is still Sugar Daze, in Pigalle, just up the street from our house.  The best (and the most beautiful) cupcakes in town.

I bought these cupcakes for Valentine’s Day last week, and made this painting, inspired by Wayne Thiebaud.  Wayne Thiebaud is an American painter, known for his painting of cakes and pastries.

Felice

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Earlier this month:  My painting “SAMUEL”,  was set to music by the Australian composer Helen Davey.  Click Here, to listen.

One Year Ago:  I introduced a new series, “Sign Paintings”.  Click Here, to read about it.

 

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