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 [...]

Something Old, Something New...

PETITE RÉTROSPECTIVE©2010 Felice PanagrossoOil on Canvas46 x 32 inches

One of my readers asked me if I produce a painting especially for each blog post.  My answer was “sometimes, but not always”.  The painting here was made in 2010, before I started this blog.  It was accepted at the 27th salon des artistes, [...]

Painting Safari in New England - Part II

RACE BROOK FALLS©2014 Felice PanagrossoOil on Canvas Board35 x 24 cm (5P)

 

Dear Friends and Family,

We are back in France, but here’s another painting from the summer in New England.  After a week on Cape Cod with Caryn, Sam and I set out on our annual Appalacian Trail walk.  Little by [...]

On (Painting) Safari in New England...

Dear Friends and Family,

This summer we combined a quick college tour for Bella, with visits with good friends and cousins in Maine and Cape Cod.  Flying from Paris to Montreal, we stopped at McGill University, then travelled down through New York State, stopping at other schools.  After dropping Bella and Sam off at their [...]

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 [...]