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 […]

Why is Painting like Cooking???

I’ve always thought that painting and cooking have a lot in common.  Haven’t you noticed that most painters are great cooks?  Because I love to cook, I’ve been giving this idea some thought over the past couple of weeks.   

Ingredients in the kitchen are like colors on the […]

Baby it's [still] cold outside.....

WINTER©2008 Felice PanagrossoOil on Panel8 x 10 inches

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo


Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo


Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the […]

What does a painting sound like?

“Samuel” or “Boy on Staircase”Oil on Canvas48 x 24 inches

Dear Friends and Family,

Helen Davey, an Australian musician who composes and performs music in response to art works, has set my painting “Samuel” to music.  My painting is eighth in a series of 52 pieces of art in her current project […]

What's the Deal with Felice???

The Original Felice Panagrosso

Happy New Year, 2014!  Wow, January is almost over.  This blog celebrates its one year anniversary this month.  In January 2013 I published my first post, International Plein Air Painters.

I’ve gotten quite a few comments over the last twelve months.  One of them was, […]

Thanksgiving in the Round


“Tea Party”

A round painting, or “tondo”, always attracts my interest.  Whe I see a round painting in a gallery or a museum I go up and check it out first.  I’m surprised there are not more of them out there. 

Actually the term “tondo” is from the Renaissance, and refers to […]

Festival of Ham and Secondhand Goods

GRAMOPHONE, Oil on Canvas, 21 x 18 inches

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche Read more at

“I don’t know anything about music.  In my line you don’t have to.”  – Elvis Presley


Dear Friends and Family,

The Île des Impressionistes, or Île de Chatou, is […]

Perkins Rubber Stamps

Perkins Rubber Stamps Oil on Canvas 61 x 38 cm


During our stay in the US this summer, I spent a lot of time hanging around Bikram Yoga New Haven, on Elm Street.  I must have passed this Perkins Rubber Stamp Company sign at least 20 times.  The business is still listed […]

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