Back to the Bois...

“I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.” – Henry David Thoreau, 1817 – 1862

PINES IN BOIS DE BOULOGNE ©2007 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Canvas 16 x 24 inches

I painted these […]

Painting Safari 2015, Part II


Dear Friends and Family,

While spending more time in France this summer than ever before, yet wanting to travel light when we finally did depart for the US, I decided to explore other painting media.  The sketch above is a watercolor of a café in our neighborhood in the 9th arrondissement…

A […]

Cora's Coffee Shoppe


Last year, on college tour with my family to California, we came upon Cora’s Coffee Shoppe.  Sometimes when you’re on vacation (or on college tour) it’s nice to step out of your motel early in the morning before all the other tourists are up.  Grab a coffee and walk on […]

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. […]