Twin Pines Diner - East Haven, Connecticut

TWIN PINES DINER©2014 Felice PanagrossoOil on Canvas10.5 x 8.5 inches


Dear Friends and Family,

I love diners.

Anytime, day or night, you can get a hamburger, a cup of coffee for the road, or a full breakfast.  This is Twin Pines Diner in East Haven, Connectucut.  This diner holds a special place [...]

Why is Painting like Cooking???

I’ve always thought that painting and cooking have a lot in common.  Haven’t you noticed that most painters are great cooks?  Because I love to cook, I’ve been giving this idea some thought over the past couple of weeks.   

Ingredients in the kitchen are like colors on the [...]

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

WINTER©2008 Felice PanagrossoOil on Panel8 x 10 inches

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

Victor Hugo


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

Victor Hugo


Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the [...]

Sweet Nothings

SWEET NOTHINGS©2014 Felice PanagrossoOil on Panel27 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 [...]

What does a painting sound like?

“Samuel” or “Boy on Staircase”Oil on Canvas48 x 24 inches

Dear Friends and Family,

Helen Davey, an Australian musician who composes and performs music in response to art works, has set my painting “Samuel” to music.  My painting is eighth in a series of 52 pieces of art in her current project [...]

What's the Deal with Felice???

The Original Felice Panagrosso

Happy New Year, 2014!  Wow, January is almost over.  This blog celebrates its one year anniversary this month.  In January 2013 I published my first post, International Plein Air Painters.

I’ve gotten quite a few comments over the last twelve months.  One of them was, [...]

“Waiting for Father Christmas”Oil on Panel24 x 33 cm


Do you remember “A Charlie Brown Christmas”? 

It’s a holiday TV special based on Charles M. Schultz’s comic strip “Peanuts.”  It appeared on prime time television, beginning in 1965.  Charlie was always getting beaten by his schoolmate Lucy, and outsmarted by his [...]

Thanksgiving in the Round


“Tea Party”

A round painting, or “tondo”, always attracts my interest.  Whe I see a round painting in a gallery or a museum I go up and check it out first.  I’m surprised there are not more of them out there. 

Actually the term “tondo” is from the Renaissance, and refers to [...]

Festival of Ham and Secondhand Goods

GRAMOPHONE, Oil on Canvas, 21 x 18 inches

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche Read more at

“I don’t know anything about music.  In my line you don’t have to.”  – Elvis Presley


Dear Friends and Family,

The Île des Impressionistes, or Île de Chatou, is [...]

Five Movies about Artists

Fairmont Theater, East Haven, Connecticut

This painting is sixth in the series, “Sign Paintings”

The other day I realized just how many movies there are about artists, and how they’ve inspired me over the years.  So I thought I’d put together a quick list of five of my favorites.  [...]