Painting Safari 2015, Part I

 

HOUSEBOATS, ILE DE PUTEAUX ©2015 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Panel 9 x 12 inches

Our Painting Safari began in France this year because we will not arrive in the US until almost August.  But Plein Air painting has begun, with this painting done at Île de Puteaux, west of Paris, where Sam and […]

Flowers for (French) Mother's Day*...

CABBAGE FLOWERS ©2006 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Canvas 65 x 55 cm

When I was a kid, my mother would watch me paint stone walls, building facades and cliff-lined river banks.  Lovely grays, browns and ochres.  She once said to me, with a bit of impatience in her voice:

“Why don’t you paint […]

My Paintings at Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery

QUAI MALAQUAIS ©2008 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Canvas 21 x 26 cm

This painting and two others, Perkins Rubber Stamps and White Tire Bicycle, will be on exhibit, with many other paintings from alumni of the New York Academy of Art.  This is the third annual all alumni exhibition, held at Studio 7 […]

3 Reasons NOT to buy one of my paintings...

THE GOLDEN PLATE, STILL LIFE WITH POMEGRANATE ©2014 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Canvas 21 x 25 cm

 

A great teacher of mine once said that a painting should have three qualities.  First, it should draw you in from across the room.  Second, it should have something about it that holds your attention […]

Invitation to Vernissage at Salon Aguado, Paris 9eme

ROOFTOPS FROM ATELIER©2008 Felice PanagrossoOil on Canvas50 x 61 cm

This painting was accepted into the contest and exposition “On the Rooftops” in the Salon Aguado, at the Mairie of the 9th arrondissement of Paris.  The exposition and contest is in support of Paris’s bid for its rooftops to be included as one […]

Dry Cleaning Meets The Peter Principle

 

CENTRAL CLEANERS©2015 Felice PanagrossoOil on Canvas20 x 24 inches

 

“It’s better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.”  – Laurence J. Peter

When I first read this quote I didn’t know who Laurence J. Peter was, so I looked him up.  He is […]

On Becoming a Serial Finisher...

FAIRMOUNT THEATER II©2014 Felice PanagrossoOil on Canvas

“Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand.” – Euripides

Unknown to me before I found this quote was that Euripides trained as a painter in addition to being a playwright.  Each January, we focus on New Year’s Resolutions, new beginnings and new projects. […]

No Christmas Truces

FORET MARLEY EN HIVER (Marley Forest in Winter)©2010 Felice PanagrossoOil on Panel12 x 8 inches

 

The Christmas Truces where unofficial cease-fires during the early years of World War I.  Between Christmas of 1914 and to a lesser extent 1915, British and German soldiers in the trenches of the Western Front were known […]

Why is Painting like Fishing?

BRITTANY, LOW TIDE©2002 Felice PanagrossoOil on Panel20 x 24 inches

Dear Friends and Family,

When I was a kid, I went fishing almost every afternoon after school with my uncle Bill.

Before he’d get home from work I’d walk down the street to Dee’s Bait & Tackle to buy a can of worms. […]

My White Tire Bicycle

WHITE TIRE BICYCLES©2014 Felice PanagrossoOil on Panel9 x 12 inches

 

I found these bicycles just around the corner from where I live, near rue des Martyrs.  This part of the ninth arrondissement has now become quite “bobo” – borgeois-bohemian.  We have hipsters, high priced specialty food stores and an emerging clothing brand […]