Where I'm Calling From...

WHERE I’M CALLING FROM ©2012 Felice Panagrosso Mixed Media on Phone Book Page 10.5 x 6.5 inches

Doodling on a page from an obsolete Saint Germain-en-Laye phone book (I keep wanting to say Facebook). It’s obsolete for two reasons. First it was last year’s phone book. Second, who uses phone books nowadays anyway?

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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