My Painting "Go-Bag"

Dear Friends and Family,

A Go-Bag or Bug-Out Bag originally refered to a backpack containing enough supplies to survive for up to 72 hours.  In the event of a disaster, you would have everything you need already packed and ready to go, or at least near at [...]

We'll always have Paris... (except for these 4 things)

LOCAL COFFEE©2014 Felice PanagrossoOil on Panel35 x 27 cm (5F)


Some things change and some things stay the same.  We all know that, but don’t we somehow want Paris to stay the same?   The smoky cafés, the strolls down broad avenues, the delicious two hour lunches?  Time spent with family and good [...]

Work in Progress, and a Messy Studio...

FAIRMOUNT THEATER II (unfinished)©2014 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Canvas38 x 61 cm (12M)


Dear Friends and Family,

Above is an unfinished piece entitled FAIRMOUNT THEATER II, which I started in March.  I present it here as an uncropped photo of the painting, so you can be sure it is unfinished.   The first [...]

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 [...]