Please don't paint the Monuments...

LA MADELEINE©2016 Felice PanagrossoOil on Panel24 x 16 centimeters

I never paint the Monuments.  There is something about a place, especially Paris, that I prefer to capture by painting the stones, the streets, the waterways, and the light.  I’ve painted many pictures of Paris, which you can see here, but this is one […]

Early Morning Drives...

INDIAN NECK GARAGE©2016 Felice PanagrossoOil on Canvas33 x 55 centimeters

Dear Friends and Family, On trips to Connecticut from France we usually experience jet-lag, but in a good way, waking up early, around 4am. One morning my daughter asked if we could take a drive. Where? Anywhere. Shall we drive north, west or […]

Night Lights...

NIGHT LIGHTS ©2016 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Canvas 11 x 14 inches

This painting is of the early morning light looking west from my bedroom window.

Before the recent terrorist attacks on Paris, I would often be awakened at night to the sounds of people making their way uphill from Place Saint George […]

The Top 6 Posts from the Last 3 Years...

MEGLIO FURS ©2015 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Canvas 24 x 18 inches

 

We normally spend New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia with our good friends.  On a recent trip to “The City of Brotherly Love,” I found Meglio Furs, on South Broad Street.  The store is closed, but the sign remains.  A couple […]

Thankful...

CANAL ST MARTIN ©2015 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Wood 22.5 x 30 centimeters

Dear Friends and Family,

This is the Canal Saint Martin, in Paris.  About a 30 minute walk from my house.  It’s an even shorter walk from the Canal to the Bataclan Music Hall, where some of the horrible events of […]

Orange is the new... orange

HAUNTED GARAGE, Orange, Connecticut ©2015 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Panel 14 x 22 centimeters

There is no substitute for orange.  The color orange sits on the color wheel between the primaries red and yellow.  It’s a mixture of those two warm colors.  No other primary or secondary color is situated between two warm […]

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

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 […]