Baby it’s [still] cold outside…..

WINTER Oil on Panel 8 x 10 inches
©2008 Felice Panagrosso
Oil on Panel
8 x 10 inches

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

  ~Victor Hugo


Dear Friends,

You all know that I love to paint en plein air.  But when the weather is cold and I haven’t painted outdoors for awhile, I sometimes take advantage of a convenient window.  Not to jump out of but to paint from.  The window frames the painting for me, I’m warm and can spend as much time as I like.  Here are three paintings  I’ve done over the years from three different windows, in three places we’ve lived.

The painting above was made from the front door at our house in Orange, Connecticut, facing the fields eastward.


ROOFTOPS FROM STUDIO ©Felice Panagrosso Oil on Canvas 20 x 24 cm
©2006 Felice Panagrosso
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24 cm

This is from my studio at Villa Niel, during our first stay here in Paris.  Rare, bright winter light reflecting off rooftops.  Painting from windows always allows me a unique vantage point.  (ROOFTOPS FROM STUDIO is featured on Fine Art America’s website under Rooftop Prints).


Rue Picini ©2006 Felice Panagrosso Oil on Canvas 15 x 18 cm
Rue Picini
©2006 Felice Panagrosso
Oil on Canvas
15 x 18 cm

I made this painting from the window of an apartment in the 16th arrondissement, at rue Picini, a place we rented both at the beginning and end of our first stay in Paris.  It was on display at the Coffee and Tea Exposition in New York City in 2012.  The rain that day seemed to express my sadness at having to leave this city.  We never thought we’d return.


Rue Picini is feature on Fine Art America’s Website under “Cityscapes”.



3 thoughts on “Baby it’s [still] cold outside…..”

    • Helen, Thank you. It’s interesting that you see “Winter”, with it’s harsh (and cold) subject matter, as gentle. I appreciate that. -Phil

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