L'Heure Bleue (The Blue Hour)

L’Heure Bleue (unfinished)©2016 PanagrossoOil on Canvas25 x 25 centimeters

I thought the Blue Hour only occurred in France, perhaps because it was here in Paris that I first appreciated it.  But in fact, the Blue Hour can occur anywhere on earth, either in the city or in the countryside.  In Spain it’s called […]

The Candy Man...

THE CANDY MAN (study) ©2016 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Panel 10 x 8 inches

Dear Friends and Family,

Candy has always played an important part in my life. My first memory of candy was as a little boy playing in my back yard. Mrs. Nolan would sit in her open window next door, […]

How do you find a missing train...?

GARE DU NORD©2002 Felice PanagrossoPen and Ink on Paper50 x 65 centimeters

This is the time of year when people really start traveling in France. The two week school vacation for Parisian children has just ended, and the May holidays are still to come.  Train stations and airports have been busy with families […]

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 […]